Siemens Healthineers, the separately managed healthcare business of Siemens, has introduced a new software to simplify lab operations.
The Atellica PM 1.0 software is a customisable process management solution which can simplify day-to-day management of laboratory operations, allowing laboratories to oversee process data for their automation system, IT and connected instruments.
With the help of the software, personnel in a laboratory can develop a 3-D control panel that can support in monitoring and navigating through all connected systems without physically going from system to system.
The software helps in keeping track of not only lab operations, but also the onboard levels of reagents and consumables and can alert the personnel about the lower level of consumables in real time.
It can also be pre-programmed for customised alerts, dashboards and priority sample rules, along with the management of sample and workflow exceptions.
The software can be configured in a way which enables other operators to access the software simultaneously with custom setting based on their specific responsibilities. The software can also be used for monitoring different laboratories at other locations or sites.
Atellica PM 1.0 Software works in combination with the Aptio Automation, a track-based solution.
Most importantly, the software is equipped with reporting features which enable real time assessment of key metrics such as turnaround times, testing volumes, or other specific management goals, while removing the need for importing the data to another platform.
Siemens Healthineers Laboratory Diagnostics president Franz Walt said: "Atellica PM 1.0 Software simplifies laboratory operations, enabling laboratory technicians to spend less time on process-related tasks and more time on what matters most—patient results.
"This innovative software centralizes all instrument data onto one screen, thus enabling our customers to keep their laboratories up and running, without actually running around."