Implementing Lab Information Software (LIS) Can Help a NextGen Lab

By Psychē Systems

Lab Information Software, Massachusetts, Psyche Systems
How Implementing LIS Can Help a NextGen Lab

Error reduction and compliance were the main reasons for the development of the first Laboratory Information Systems (LIS). However, the demand for a more agile and modern approach at NextGen labs has influenced several changes in lab information software.

NucleoLIS is a product made by Psyche Systems that can digitize numerous lab processes such as managing samples, studies, testing, and other laboratory tasks. This product can integrate systems in NextGen labs and help automate processes such as the transfer of data, which increases productivity, consistency, and compliance. 

NextGen laboratories use advanced technology and resources to provide premium testing solutions. They make finding custom diagnostic solutions for any healthcare facility easier. NextGen labs focus on comprehensive, accurate, and timely clinical data that can help drive better outcomes. These labs deliver top-notch quality assurance, faster turnaround times, custom-made diagnostic solutions, and excellent customer service.

Benefits of Implementing a LIS in a NextGen Lab

LIS refers to the software used to manage and store data in labs. The software can also be used in any healthcare facility to maintain patient records, medical histories and can also send lab test orders. A LIS can provide many benefits to NextGen labs. These benefits include:

Improved Data Management

Laboratory information software offers a centralized storage system for standardized data. This will help preserve data integrity and also improve data management and reporting capabilities. Users will always know where to find information, which will also make the process more efficient. 

Increased Automation

Integrating equipment on a single platform offered as part of the LIS will allow for automation and improve efficiency. Data will automatically transfer to the system, which will reduce human error and save time. The system can alert physicians and allow them to take quick action during emergencies. 

Enhanced Compliance 

NextGen labs must comply with local and global regulations. Through automation and standardization, LIS will help ensure compliance, save time, and eliminate the consequences of non-compliance.  

Improved Data Collaboration and Sharing

LIS can integrate systems and equipment in NextGen labs, which will help reduce costs and cycle times. This is made possible by eliminating workflow bottlenecks. Lab personnel will be able to share data quickly, and this increases data accuracy and consistency.

How NucleoLIS Can Help

NucleoLIS is a molecular lab testing software that is tailored to laboratory-defined tests. It can streamline the various diagnostic complexities of molecular and genetic testing. NucleoLIS is fully automated to support and manage workflows and the complicated requirements of a genetic or molecular lab. 

The software allows for the construction and configuration of custom test menus and workflows. It supports rules-based logic for reflex testing and also provides customization of reports and distributions. This makes it ideal for any modern lab. 

Challenges of Implementing Lab Information Software in a NextGen Lab

Although LIS is the ideal solution for NextGen labs, there are several challenges to implementing it. Here are some challenges laboratories can face.

The Complexity of Implementing and Maintaining a LIS System

When making LIS part of the digital transition, labs have to enter data into the system manually. An organization will have to train their staff or users to get the hang of the new laboratory system. This transition period can affect workflow and performance. 

Ensuring Data Security and Privacy

Cybercriminals are always looking for a weakness or the perfect time to strike. Migrating to a LIS system may provide them with the perfect opportunity to do so. To avoid fines and penalties, healthcare facilities must keep their patient’s histories and records safe. Ensuring privacy and data security during migration and implementation can be challenging. A joint effort between the software partner and the company can help reduce risks. 

Keeping Up With the Latest Technology Updates

Technology is constantly evolving, and this also affects existing systems. To keep up with the competition and stay relevant, labs have to implement the latest trends and updates in their system. This can be costly and challenging. 

Integration with Existing Systems and Equipment

The ideal lab information software system must integrate all existing equipment and systems in the lab or facility. Organizations may need to update or upgrade old equipment and systems to ensure efficiency. Such initial processes can be costly.

Example of LIS Implementation in a NextGen Lab

Genetics Associates, Inc. is a laboratory that provides a full range of molecular, cytogenomic, and clinical services to laboratories, hospitals, and physicians in the United States. The company is known for its fast turnaround times, personal services, and quality. Genetic Associates was already using Anatomic Pathology LIS. However, to improve accuracy and build on their already stellar reputation, they needed a molecular LIS to match their workflow and test types. 

Genetics Associates implemented nucleoLIS, a molecular LIS from Psychē. The system offered flexibility, allowing them to build a system that could fit what they needed and wanted. Since there were several decisions to make, defining the correct path and best workflow was very challenging. However, with the help of a dedicated application manager, Genetics Associates had the help they needed to build a system based on their workflow needs and decisions. 


Laboratories are the heart of every science-centered organization or company. To ensure efficiency, accuracy, smooth lab operations, and to meet demand, it may be best to implement LIS in any NextGen lab. With NucleoLIS, laboratories can build custom systems that match their operations or workflows. Contact Psychē Systems and learn how to build your LIS today.