Laboratory managers find it a challenge to perform data gathering tasks and make sound decisions under current time constraints. Working with LIMS is an advantage because of its daily storage of data from a lab’s activities. Analyzing this data and discerning trends and patterns over time provide insights into the operations of a laboratory. This process will also aid in root cause analysis, which identifies ideas for improvement, bottlenecks impeding efficiency, and opportunities for growth through investment in equipment or personnel. Advanced Analytics will swiftly give you the data needed and its analysis, providing the ability make the informed decisions necessary for operating a laboratory.
What cannot be quantified cannot be improved. Facts are required for making informed decisions and increasing a lab’s operational efficiency. However, data regarding a laboratory’s workflows won’t be useful unless it provides relevant insights. This was precisely Abbott Informatics’ motive when it sought a method that would allow professionals to visualize their lab process data so they could raise efficiency and productivity, decrease expenses, and discover new avenues for increasing business.
Advanced Analytics (AA) presents a laboratory’s workflow data in such a way that it displays relationships, allowing laboratory managers to make data-driven decisions in support of an objective. AA distills lab data into crucial insights that are actionable.
Advanced Analytics provides clear illustrations of chief activities and predictive analysis that aids lab managers to foresee critical events. AA provides the necessary insights for lab management that leads to an improved laboratory environment for personnel.
STARLIMS Advanced Analytics aids managers in finding out how their laboratories truly function. AA makes observations regarding lab processes, determining where there may be bottlenecks that can be eliminated to increase efficiency. Utilizing predictive analysis, a laboratory manager can study data to discover patterns and trends, leading to improved decision-making.
Part 2 will discuss Out-of-the-Box Solutions, User-Friendly Tools, Shortened Turnaround Time, Case Management, and Rapid Response.
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