LabVantage helps to improve cancer care at Region Skåne

Software Point News Release, Nov 2019

The IT solution LabVantage Medical Suite enables Digital Pathology at Region Skåne. LabVantage integration to Sectra’s image viewing software and image storage contributes to improvements in the quality and efficiency of cancer care and better ergonomics for the pathologists.

Region Skåne Laboratory Medicine uses LabVantage Medical Suite Laboratory Information Management System, delivered by Software Point. Region Skåne has four pathology laboratories; at Skåne University Hospital in Lund and Malmö, and in clinical laboratories in Helsingborg and Kristianstad hospitals. The digital pathology is in use for histology at all sites.

Region Skåne´s implementation of LabVantage Medical Suite (LVMS) has various integrations to different data systems and laboratory instruments. Integrations enable them to communicate together and LVMS to compile information from several sources. The integration to Sectra’s PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) has been in use since spring this year, and the positive effects are getting more evident each day. The histology slides, about 4000 per day, are scanned, and the digital images are viewed on a screen.

With the digital pathology working method, the ergonomics for the pathologists get better as looking and navigating in a microscope could cause neck and wrist pain. Today everything can be viewed on screens, no need to shift focus between screen and microscope. The 3D mouse that is used to navigate in the image view resembles a gaming joystick.

The diagnostic quality is improved for complex cases by having the possibility to involve pathologist off-site; the requirement is that they have internet access. Also, the pathologists on-site experience significant benefits with the conference tool in LVMS, which also facilitates multidisciplinary medical rounds.

If the patient recurs in cancer, the pathologist can fast and easy find the historical case in LVMS, thereby getting an efficient process for comparison with the new case.

In the diagnostic view in LVMS, icons show that scanned slide images are available in the case. When the case is selected in LVMS the images are automatically displayed in the diagnostic tool Sectra IDS7. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 1: Analysis part of diagnostics in LVMS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 2: Display of scanned slides in Sectra IDS7.

 

“The digital pathology functionality in LVMS and the integration to Sectra’s PACS will be extended with more features. It is positive for Software Point to have Region Skåne as a customer and Sectra as technology partner, as we have a good cooperation and share the same goal; to be in the frontline of the digitalization”, says Business Director Anneli Friberg, the Project Manager at Software Point for the delivery project for Region Skåne´s digital pathology solution.

LabVantage Medical Suite is an all-in-one multidisciplinary laboratory system for both clinical chemistry, microbiology, pathology, blood, hormone, environmental medicine, and genetic laboratories. With LabVantage Medical Suite, the laboratory can streamline its entire laboratory operations, automate routine tasks and processes, and reduce errors and overall costs. This contributes to improvement in the efficiency and quality of the laboratory work and the safety and quality of patient care.

More info:
Software Point: Martin Måsabacka, Operations Manager
tel. +358 452 593 266

Software Point: Anneli Friberg, Business Director - Life Science and Biobanking
tel. +46 706 325 334 

e-mail: firstname.lastname@softwarepoint.com

Software Point, today a part of the international LABVANTAGE Group, is the leading North European LIMS company with two decades of experience in efficient laboratory information management. We have delivered LIMS and biobank solutions to more than 500 leading laboratories in virtually all industries, including healthcare, research, analytical services, and manufacturing, helping our customers to harmonize their laboratory processes and improve the efficiency of their laboratory business. Our Healthcare team has delivered LabVantage Medical Suite to over 50 hospital laboratories in Northern Europe.

Read more about Sectra PACS at  https://medical.sectra.com/.

Read Sectra’s press release published at Region Skåne’s go live with digital pathology at https://sectra.com/news-and-press-releases/?item=0358046C84092C1C.