Cloud puts enormous computing power at lab’s fingertips

The growth of Next-generation sequencing or NGS and personalized medicine calls for analyzing large amounts of data quickly. Cloud computing is the perfect solution. The cloud puts enormous computing power at the lab’s fingertips for a reasonable cost.

The recent changes in government reimbursement for testing are pressuring labs to explore ways to cut costs. Cloud computing is flexible and less costly than maintaining the necessary servers on-site.

With sequencing costs going way down and the number of genetic tests increasing exponentially, cloud computing’s ability to crunch the numbers supports this increase. Cancer patients benefit from better diagnosis and treatment management. The healthcare improvements possible using NGS are remarkable.

The recent changes in government reimbursement for testing are pressuring labs to explore ways to cut costs. Clinical labs generate immense amounts of data that must be preserved and secure. Cloud computing is flexible and less costly than maintaining the necessary servers on-site.

An excellent LIMS logs a specimen with all of its details, and assigns tracks, and schedules specimen testing. It facilitates quality control for the specimen and testing equipment.

Laboratory Information Management Systems or LIMS moved into the cloud recently. This software keeps track of all the data generated, and helps the lab stay in regulatory compliance. The LIMS reduces data analysis errors necessary for the lab to maintain quality standards.

LIMS automates many functions that cause logjams in specimen processing and testing. Barcode labels or RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags used with a LIMS automates the tracking and testing of samples. Eliminating manual entry speeds up overall testing with fewer errors.

An excellent LIMS logs a specimen with all of its details, and assigns tracks, and schedules specimen testing. It facilitates quality control for the specimen and testing equipment. This software stores all data generated from testing, and collects, verifies and approves data for reports.

Labs new to COVID testing don’t need extra space for infrastructure or a specialized IT person to set up the software. Regulatory compliance built into the software keeps the lab producing quality results to meet strict standards.

The cloud-based LIMS systems allows for secure collaboration, reduce setup time, and work with apps that will enable you to use your cell phone to scan samples among other benefits.

All these features help labs increase their COVID-19 testing throughput. Labs new to COVID testing don’t need extra space for infrastructure or a specialized IT person to set up the software. Regulatory compliance built into the software keeps the lab producing quality results to meet strict standards.