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STS Customer Update - October 2017

We're constantly making improvements to the Test Manager to make it easier for you to get your project set up faster. We want to be your go-to when you have a new project so we've added a lot of new functionality to help you out.

Check out the latest STS Test Manager updates.

The Final Frontier in Software Testing Automation

"Automation" is the Special Feature topic in the new August issue of MLO (Medical Laboratory Observer). Click here to learn why STS's CEO Jennifer Lyle considers software testing to be the "final frontier" of laboratory automation, and how automated software testing can a key element in the Lean-managed laboratory!

Global LIS Market to Rise Propelled by Growing Demand for Improved Laboratory Efficiency

LIS systems are expected to rise rapidly due to increased IT and end user needs, but could be restricted by lack of knowledgable professionals and high cost of LIS systems.

Automation is the LIS space has never been more important. STS clients who automate their testing are able to supplement their staff knowledge, test faster and more efficiently, and take advantage of new versions and features without incurring geater costs.

Can All Systems (EHR, EMRs, LIS) Just Get Along? New Study Reveals Only 6% of Providers Say Information Exchange is Effective.

A great article from our friends at Atlas Medical. Click here for the full article.

A step-by-step process to 95% autoverification - CAP TODAY Article

LABSCO's own Bill Marquardt, C(ASCP), MBA, CSSBB, was published in CAP TODAY for his article on autoverification.

Role of Middleware in the Laboratory

Another great article from our partners at Sysmex. Lab is definitely changing, and middleware is going to continue to play a huge role in that change. STS is excited to be in the thick of it automating Sysmex WAM testing.

Automated Testing - Top Trend in Global Testing Market

Automated Testing - Top Trend in Global Testing Market

STS has been providing automated testing for LIS systems for 17+ years. Glad to see other industries are finally catching up!

Technavio Announces Top Four Emerging Trends Impacting the Global Software Testing Services Market Through 2020.

"A shift to cloud-based testing, automated testing, testing as a service, and testing in domain-specific niche services has emerged across industry verticals."

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System chooses STS to automate their SCC Soft testing

STS is pleased to announce a new partnership with Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (APPRHS). APPRHS will be upgrading their various SCC Soft applications and utilizing STS Solutions to meet their demanding deadlines for the project.

APPRHS will be using the STS SCC solutions to assist with testing their SoftLab upgrade, multiple result and reference lab interfaces, billing migration, TotalQC implementation, SoftID implementation, as well as roll out of autoposting/verification for three new chemistry analyzers. In addition, they are undertaking a SoftBank upgrade, adding a blood bank interface, and implementing electronic crossmatch. All to be accomplished before a late September 2015 live date.

STS is excited to be working with APPRHS on this project and their projects to come. Implementation of the STS solutions is already complete and testing has begun just 2 weeks after receiving their order.

EHR Pose Major Threat to Pathology Informatics

Interesting article about the "generalization" of Pathology and Radiology system functionality via incorporating it into the EHR. The author, Brian Friedman, suggests that with IT centralizing functionality and support of clinicals under the umbrella of the HER, the systems themselves will lose their "local control and flexibility".

STS has seen similar decisions to centralize testing methods and testing solutions. The IT department often opts to "develop their own" or try to use a generic tool across multiple applications. In almost every case, the tool cannot perform the needed complexity of testing or yield the report output necessary to meet Lab regulatory needs.

It is important that we as clinical professionals remember the importance of specialties whether they be software, test method, or personnel related. Laboratory control of the system and lab centrically designed system are the best ways to preserve the integrity of the data and the focused operation of the LIS.

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