IVD Interoperability Standard Could Improve Laboratory Efficiency
Friday, November 7, 2014
A new global Laboratory Analytical Workflow standard aims to provide plug-n-play connectivity between IVD tests and health informatics systems.
The IVD Industry Connectivity Consortium (IICC), in partnership with the International Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), has developed a global interoperability standard that is ready for laboratories and IVD manufacturers to adopt. The Laboratory Analytic Workflow (LAW) standard allows for plug-n-play connectivity between IVD analyzers, middleware, and laboratory information systems (LIS) or laboratory automations systems (LAS). The goal of this unified connectivity standard is to improve healthcare efficiency and, ultimately, patient care.