Lab standards released
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Jan. 22, 2007
The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute this month is publishing a set of industry guidelines to help guide consistency in electronic data transmission. The group's new document, "Managing and Validating Laboratory Information Systems; Approved Guidelines," provides protocols for validating a laboratory information system and assessing its dependability. The guidelines will address how the laboratory communicates with external systems, such as electronic health records, hospital information systems and point-of-care devices, to ensure the information is sent accurately and is reliable. The institute is a nonprofit, membership group that develops guidelines for the health care and medical testing community.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2007/01/22/bibf0122.htm.