From Paper to Digital: How One Molecular Pathology Lab Upgraded its Informatics

A lab’s informatics system is critical for its effective operation. As we discussed in a previous post, in the early stages of a lab’s business development, a complex system might not be necessary—the lab could simply use word processing or spreadsheet software. But as labs develop new tests and ramp up throughput, a robust informatics system becomes increasingly necessary. In a highly regulated environment where reproducibility and accuracy are of utmost importance, paper isn’t a good option for tracking sensitive data.

One of our clients, a molecular pathology laboratory in a top US hospital, enlisted Semaphore’s services to help it replace a largely paper- and spreadsheet-based system with an efficient laboratory informatics solution.