Psychē Laboratory Information System: LIS for Medical Laboratories

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LIS for New Medical Laboratories

One of the most important decisions for startup labs is choosing the right LIS software.


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Psychē Systems is committed to providing superior quality software with the efficiency, flexibility, and affordability that labs need.


Some people have always known the potential of medical labs. Hospital lab employees, pathologists, and molecular scientists have seen just how much of a difference medical labs make. Up until recently, these professionals were the only ones who understood the importance of medical labs. These days, though, things have changed. More people realize that the impact of medical labs has grown tremendously. Thanks to advances in genetic testing and better access to healthcare information, the general public has gained some awareness of medical labs and what they do. With increased knowledge comes increased demand, and medical labs have certainly seen that demand in action.

Demand isn’t the only thing that has grown among medical labs. So has lab equipment capability. Medical labs can do so much more today than they could several years ago. Lab software, therefore, must keep up with these machines for calibration and other functions.

With all of these factors in mind, it’s no wonder that labs want the best medical laboratory software. All laboratories must keep up with high demand or risk collapse. That’s what Psychē Systems is here for. We have the software tools that both established and startup labs alike need, in order to keep up with the competition and meet clients’ biggest lab needs.

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Medical Laboratory Software: The Basics

Medical laboratory software is the backbone of all medical lab work. Medical labs that convert to LIS systems see a major difference right away. This kind of software prevents lab work from falling behind. As a result, lab techs have a simpler time keeping up with demand. They can keep their work organized, provide accuracy with quick turnarounds, and keep up with increasing demand as more clients realize how labs can help them.

Laboratory software has evolved over the past several years to match client needs and current research. Hospitals and other health facilities aren’t the only ones ordering lab tests these days. People have more information at their fingertips now than they’ve ever had before, and they want to take a more active role in their own healthcare. That’s why a lot of medical lab orders come not just from physicians but from individuals seeking genetic testing, chromosome tests, and other preemptive health information.

With this wider client base, medical labs must stay prepared to meet ever-growing demand, and that means having the best software. Furthermore, software has grown to keep up with new machine capabilities. While medical laboratory software used to simply track samples and their results, it now handles a wide range of tasks that keep laboratories running smoothly and efficiently.

What is an Electronic Laboratory Information System?

An electronic laboratory information system (LIS) is a software solution for medical labs. It supports all of the day-to-day work that goes into medical lab functions. An LIS keeps track of laboratory data, creating an organized system. Depending on the type of software, lab workers can track samples with barcodes, scanners, batch numbers, and other forms of organization.

LIS software also helps lab technicians organize their workflow. For step-by-step testing, the right software can let team members know where a sample stands in the process. This way, lab technicians don’t have to repeat steps or deal with any other unnecessary delays in the testing process.

Generally, LIS software acts as an inventory library, task manager, and a communication system all rolled into the same source. Without it, medical labs wouldn’t be able to provide clients with what they need.

What’s the Difference Between LIS and LIMS?
What is a LIMS System Used For?

Some people use “LIS” and “LIMS” interchangeably. However, while the two are very similar, there is a slight difference. “LIMS” stands for “laboratory information management system.” Like LIS, LIMS software tracks data, keeps lab operations organized, and supports efficient workflow. Generally, though, LIS deals with individual samples for specific patients. It often delivers results through doctors and hospitals. LIMS tends to deal with a broader range of industries, and it often handles batches instead of individual samples. That said, the line between LIS and LIMS has blurred in recent years, and some software solutions can handle both. Many of Psychē’s medical laboratory software options do.

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LIS for New Medical Laboratories

One of the most important decisions for startup labs is choosing the right LIS software. This choice can make or break a startup lab, so new lab owners take this decision seriously.

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Laboratory Information System Features

What do laboratories need the most from their LIS systems? When it comes to LIS for new medical laboratories, the needs are very similar to the needs of well-established labs. However, new medical laboratories have a bigger need for affordability. Startup labs must keep a balance between having software that can keep up with demand and software that won’t go over budget. Psychē’s medical laboratory software is designed to maintain that balance.

Laboratory Information System Benefits

Laboratory information systems provide plenty of benefits. The better the system, the more noticeable the benefits. Generally, though, laboratory information software keeps medical labs running smoothly. LIS also keeps data and workflow as streamlined as possible so labs can stay efficient.

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Psychē Systems has been developing excellent laboratory software and top-notch customer service for decades – and we work with startup labs, well-established facilities, and even large hospital settings. Like we’ve said, medical laboratory software has evolved in its capabilities. Still, that doesn’t mean that all LIS software is the same. Some software is better than others. Psychē Systems is committed to providing superior quality software with the efficiency, flexibility, and affordability that startup labs need.

WindoPath Ē.ssential: LIS for Anatomic Pathology

Psychē’s WindoPath Ē.ssential software makes an excellent LIS choice for anatomic pathology labs.

What Is It?

Specifically designed for anatomic pathology, this software handles complex anatomic lab tests, simplifying and streamlining the testing process from start to finish. WindoPath Ē.ssential is designed with flexibility in mind, and with the help of laboratory professionals. This software has been used by thousands of pathologists and can handle all of your laboratory needs.

Features and Benefits

WindoPath Ē.ssential has several features and benefits that startup labs absolutely need. First of all, WindoPath Ē.ssential features easy and automated reporting. This laboratory information software offers an unlimited number of report formats for relaying information to physicians. This reporting option is growing more important by the day. In an interview with Dark Daily, medical pathology expert Robert L. Michel pointed toward growing laboratory trends for 2020. “Now, when a provider within an integrated health system orders a medical laboratory test, the lab will want those lab test results to be available…to other providers within that health system.” As healthcare becomes a more integrated network, anatomic pathology labs will have to provide what those systems need for the best patient care.

In addition to automated reporting, WindoPath Ē.ssential provides simple and complete organization. Its barcode capability means easy data entry so that labs don’t have to waste time or risk entry error. WindoPath Ē.ssential also provides organ mapping, using anatomical diagrams to illustrate reports. This feature facilitates clear communication between labs and ordering physicians. There are thousands of preference combinations, which allows your lab to be in control of how WindoPath Ē.ssential works for you.

Furthermore, WindoPath Ē.ssential facilitates teamwork while minimizing user error. It provides detailed audit options so labs can track activities for each sample and each user. The record locking feature locks users out of a case while pathologists are documenting, thus reducing the risk for incorrect or duplicate information. Finally, case progress can be seen at a glance, allowing staff to hone in on which cases need their attention right now. This way, each team member stays up-to-date on relevant sample information. When it comes to medical laboratory software, better team communication means better and faster client services. WindoPath Ē.ssential has been developed and perfected for decades. You can have confidence that it has the experience to handle your lab’s workflows.

NucleoLIS Ē.finity: LIS for Molecular and Genetic Testing

NucleoLIS Ē.finity is the choice for molecular and genetic testing labs. Genetic testing labs are growing in response to heightened demand, and that demand is only gaining more steam as time passes. Genetics Home Reference points out that there are over 1,000 types of genetics tests available today, and that number is growing. Today’s genetic laboratories need a lot of customization and flexibility to keep up.

Molecular and genetic labs aren’t just a service for healthcare facilities anymore. These days, curious individuals use genetic lab testing to learn more about themselves. With such high demand, these labs need excellent medical laboratory software, and that’s where NucleoLIS Ē.finity comes in.

What Is It?

This software was specifically designed for a broad range of genetic testing disciplines, both for medical use and for other testing purposes. These disciplines include, but are not limited to:

  • DNA sequencing
  • PCR
  • FISH
  • Karyotyping
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Toxicology
  • Clinical lab testing

Recently, NucleoLIS Ē.finity has proved indispensable with genetic testing in particular. Over the past several years, consumers have started embracing DNA testing as part of ancestry research. Several ancestry mapping services have found success in recent years, and these services couldn’t provide what they do without the help of molecular laboratories. In turn, those molecular laboratories couldn’t keep up with the market without efficient software. Thankfully, NucleoLIS Ē.finity offers the efficiency that this market demands.

Features and Benefits

Psychē recognizes that genetic and molecular labs come in high demand and have complex needs. NucleoLIS Ē.finity is designed to meet those needs efficiently and effectively. First, NucleoLIS streamlines the complexities of molecular testing. There’s nothing simple about molecular testing as a practice, so a highly organized system is absolutely critical. NucleoLIS meets that need for organization by managing multiple test orders and workflows at the same time. It provides detailed batch and specimen tracking so that lab techs always know exactly where those specimens are. It also provides complex reporting tools. With this system, laboratory teams can streamline their testing services while reducing potential errors and providing quick turnaround. 

Next, NucleoLIS provides top-level automation that stands out among medical laboratory software. It allows users to set certain automated rules for their convenience. It also provides automated reporting and data tracking for results, family history, consent forms, and more.

Ē.xtension Modules

Finally, Psychē offers Ē.xtension Modules for medical laboratory software.

What Is It?

These Ē.xtension Modules add new capabilities to lab software, allowing labs to tailor their software to their particular needs. For example, modules can connect labs with EMRs from physicians’ offices and practice management systems. As a result, the modules provide a layer of simplicity that ordinary interfaces don’t provide. Psyche currently offers these Ē.xtension Modules with our product line:

  • ē.Outreach: Allows labs to have their own clients log in to enter electronic orders and view results.
  • ē.Docs: Allows users to scan paper documents and attach them to cases.
  • ē.Query: A report management tool that allows users to easily pull and analyze lab data.
  • ē.Dashboard: A report management tool that allows users to easily pull and analyze lab data.
  • ē.Monitor: A tool for labs to monitor all their interfaces in real time and quickly identify and resolve connectivity issues.
  • Synoptic Reporting: Enables WindoPath clients to report Anatomic Pathology diagnosis results using the College of American Pathology (CAP) electronic Cancer Checklists (eCC).
  • ē.AutoPrint: Allows labs to print reports directly to their clients’ office if desired, reducing or preventing the need for fax lines.
  • Site Security: WindoPath feature that allows one database to be shared by multiple labs, with layers of security in place that only display relevant patient information to each lab.

These modules provide the next logical step forward in communication between labs and healthcare facilities.

Why Startup Laboratory Businesses Choose Psychē

Psychē Systems is the top choice for medical laboratory software. This laboratory information software has everything that startup labs need the most from their LIS systems. An increasing number of startup labs are looking to Psychē every day for their laboratory software. Furthermore, those who choose Psychē continue to recommend it highly. As a matter of fact, much of Psychē’s business comes to us through happy client referrals. Many clients have been working with Psychē Systems for decades. Here are just a few of the reasons why Psychē clients never look back.

Intuitive and User-Friendly

First of all, users report that Psychē laboratory information software is intuitive and user-friendly. Users don’t have to deal with a major learning curve after implementing the software. Instead, they can get started right away without dealing with delays. In the product descriptions above, we mentioned efficiency and quick turnaround times. That efficiency matters at all times, including the time it takes to get everything up and running. The more intuitive the software, the faster team members can learn it. The faster the team members learn the software, the sooner the lab can start delivering what its clients need the most.

Startup Lab-Friendly

What makes Psychē’s medical laboratory software startup lab-friendly? For one thing, it’s reliable. It starts meeting startup lab needs on day one, and it keeps meeting those needs every day. Labs of all sizes trust Psychē’s software to keep up with their workloads. Psychē software also helps startup labs keep up with some of the more established labs in the business. This software helps startups meet growing customer demand, which gets these labs started on the right foot. This way, they can gain their clients’ trust quickly without running into any extra difficulties. Finally, Psychē’s LIS software is more budget-friendly than other LIS options. Because Psychē offers budget-friendliness without sacrificing quality, it makes the best choice for getting new medical labs up and running.

Customization and Seamless Integration

Next, Psychē offers customization and seamless integration for labs of all types and sizes. The perfect time to customize your lab software is when you’re just getting started. This way, you can set up the exact system that you need right from the beginning. Psychē software can be customized to your laboratory’s needs right away so that you can dive right into handling the services that you want to provide. Again, everything about Psychē’s software is designed to give startup labs the running start that they need. When you start a lab, you need momentum. Don’t choose a laboratory software that will stop that momentum before it really starts.

Hands-On Support

Psychē Systems values the whole lab experience. Many employees have a background in the medical field. They can implement projects, provide valuable input, and add fresh ideas to the product development process. As a result, they’re ready and equipped to provide hands-on client support.

Multiple Cloud Hosting Options

Of course, it’s not just laboratory software itself that has evolved over the years. The hosting services that support the software have evolved, too. These days, medical laboratories have their choice of hosting options. With Psychē’s software, for example, labs can choose from cloud hosting, on-premises hosting, or a hybrid solution. In any case, Psychē is committed to providing top-tier service and support. Whichever solution you choose, we want you to be able to make the most of it. If you’re still deciding which hosting service is the best fit for your lab, you can always feel free to get in touch with us at Psychē for advice and pointers.

Starting Your Laboratory Information Software System

If you’re looking for laboratory information software, then you know that an LIS isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Every medical lab brings something different to the table. Each lab has its own system of organization, machinery setup, and client base. With that in mind, a good LIS system should be flexible and customizable. That’s why Psychē is the best choice when you want to build your lab’s LIS system. Flexibility and customization are two of our top priorities. When you explore Psychē Systems, you can start by telling us about your laboratory, the number of instruments you want to integrate, and your preferred delivery system. The more information you provide, the better equipped we’ll be to provide the perfect software solution for your lab. Once we have all of the relevant information, we’ll design a solution based on your laboratory’s needs and give you a personalized quote.

Of course, if you ever have any questions or need support, our team would love to have a chat with you. Contact us whenever you’d like to get in touch.


On the right, you’ll find some of the most commonly asked questions that we get at Psychē Systems. Take a look at these questions if you want to learn more about your Psychē software choices.

If you don’t see your question or questions listed below, feel free to use the contact link to start a conversation. There are a lot of questions involved in starting a laboratory, and our team members are ready to answer those questions.

Do you have other resources for startup labs?

Yes, we do. As a matter of fact, we have several resources for startup labs. Starting a new lab takes plenty of hard work, organization, and focus. It’s a rewarding project, but it’s definitely not an easy one. That’s why Psychē has created a Startup Launchpad for those who want to build their laboratories from the ground up. The launchpad includes a step-by-step guide to starting a medical lab. Our other resources include a podcast, blog posts, articles, and more. Some of our clients take in as much of this information as they can right at the beginning. Many clients also dip into our resources for refresher information and problem-solving after their labs have gained a foothold. As always, you can also contact us whenever you need product support. However you use our resources, we stay committed to providing excellence that you can always trust.

What kind of labs use Psychē software?

Psychē produces laboratory information software for all kinds of medical labs. Our clients perform a range of services for healthcare facilities, individual clients, and more. The types of labs we serve include anatomic pathology labs, molecular diagnostic labs, genetics and DNA testing facilities, microbiology labs, and more. Tell us about your specific lab needs, and we’d be happy to help you find the perfect software fit.

Do you have any noteworthy clients?

At Psychē Systems, we pride ourselves on being startup lab-friendly. Emerging lab owners trust us to provide power and customization at an affordable budget. However, just because we’re a top choice for startup labs doesn’t mean that we don’t have well-established and noteworthy clients as well. As a matter of fact, a lot of our clients stand out in the field. For example, our clients include the following medical laboratories:

  • FlowLabs
  • Genetics Associates Incorporated
  • Molecular MD
  • KSL Biomedical
  • Aurora Diagnostics
  • American Molecular

We’re also a great choice for those who fall somewhere in between the “startup” and “well-established” categories. Your LIS software needs may grow and shift over time, but Psychē’s software options can keep up with those shifts.

Do you have white papers for your products?

We do. Psychē has white papers and product sheets under the education section of our website. As always, you can also contact us if you want more information or have specific software questions.

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