Nowadays, tracking biospecimens’ data is essential for patient safety, for the full Case documentation and the Quality Control.
In the Histology Departments, the standard tracking systems do not identify the critical steps, such as data from the tissue processors. Therefore, the Laboratory Manager is not able to track which operator has performed a particular process, nor which specimen has been processed in a specific moment. This is due to the fact that laboratory units do not interact with each other, nor do they communicate with the LIS in real time.
Milestone’s MileWATCH software offers the possibility to create a unique samples’ “chain of custody”, starting from the collection in the Surgical Theatre and until the tissues arrive to the Pathology Laboratory.
Moreover, the new R-Tracker, automatic rack scanner, provides an all-in-one solution for three operations: scanning, checking and tracking the cassettes. R-Tracker provides full automation of the scanning process, which is usually a tedious and time-consuming manual step that absorbs valuable operator time.