Laboratory Management Information Systems: Current Requirements and Future Perspectives

Laboratory Management Information Systems: Current Requirements and Future Perspectives

Anastasius Moumtzoglou (Hellenic Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Greece & P. & A. Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Greece), Anastasia Kastania (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece) and Stavros Archondakis (Military Hospital of Athens, Greece)
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Release Date: July, 2014|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 354|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6320-6
ISBN13: 9781466663206|ISBN10: 1466663200|EISBN13: 9781466663213


Technological advances have revolutionized the way we manage information in our daily workflow. The medical field has especially benefitted from these advancements, improving patient treatment, health data storage, and the management of laboratory samples and results.

Laboratory Management Information Systems: Current Requirements and Future Perspectives responds to the issue of administering appropriate regulations in a medical laboratory environment in the era of telemedicine, electronic health records, and other e-health services. Exploring concepts such as the implementation of ISO 15189:2012 policies and the effects of e-health application, this book is an integral reference source for researchers, academicians, students of health care programs, health professionals, and laboratory personnel.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • E-Health’s Economic Impact
  • Interoperability
  • ISO 15189:2012
  • Legislation Policies
  • Medical Equipment
  • Quality Management
  • Security and Maintenance

Reviews and Testimonials

Health information experts from around the world examine how health care professionals and organizations can improve the quality of management and efficiency of their medical laboratories through automation. Allowing better storage, organization, processing, and analysis of information, the implementation of a laboratory management information system, in accordance to ISO 15189:2012, will create more reliable and efficient processes for the collection and analysis of medical samples. Intended for health care IT managers, and medical laboratory managers, this book will show the reader how to adopt and adapt a laboratory management information system to their organization.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)

This book details information systems' contribution to, and potential for meeting, healthcare system needs. The 15 chapters discuss topics ranging from quality management, economics, policy, security, interoperability, regulatory (ISO 15189 -- 2007 vs. 2012 versions, compliance) to newer facets of IT (cloud-based computing, wireless body area networks) to real-world case studies of IT/IS applications (cytopathology laboratory, veterinary activities). [...] Consider getting this book if you are interested in LIMS applications for improving healthcare systems outside the U.S., or if you want more information on IT/IS compliance with ISO 15189.

– Valerie L. Ng, PhD MD (Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital), Doody's Book Reviews

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Anastasius Moumtzoglou is an Executive Board Member of the European Society for Quality in HealthCare (ESQH) and President of the Hellenic Society for Quality & Safety in HealthCare (HSQSH). He holds a BA in Economics (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), MA in Health Services Management (National School of Public Health), MA in Macroeconomics (The University of Liverpool), and PhD in Economics (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). He works for 'P. & A. Kyriakou' Children's Hospital and teaches the module of quality at the graduate and postgraduate level. He has written three books, which are the only ones in the Greek references. He has also served as a scientific coordinator and researcher in Greek and European research programs. In 2004, he was declared “Person of Quality in Healthcare,” with respect to Greece. His research interests include healthcare management, quality, knowledge management, pensions, and the dualism of the labor market.
Anastasia N. Kastania received her BSc in Mathematics and her PhD degree in Medical Informatics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. She works in the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece since 1987. Research productivity is summarized in various articles (monographs or in collaboration with other researchers) in international journals, international conference proceedings, international book series, and international book chapters. She has more than twenty years teaching experience in University programs and she is the writer of many didactic books. She also has ten years experience as Researcher in National and European Research Projects. Research interests are telemedicine and e-health, e-learning, bioinformatics, tele-epidemiology, mathematical modeling and statistics, web engineering, quality engineering, and reliability engineering.
Stavros Archondakis is a certified pathologist and director of the Cytopathology Department of 401 Athens Army Hospital. He graduated from Thessaloniki Medical School and National Military Medical School in 1996. Since 2007, he was appointed assessor of the Hellenic Accreditation System (ESYD) for the accreditation of medical laboratories according to ISO 15189:2012. He speaks English and French. He is a member of Hellenic Society of Clinical Cytopathology, Society of Medical Studies, and Society for Quality Management in the Health Sector. He is the author of 29 medical books, some of them awarded by the Greek Anticancer Society. He has participated with posters and oral presentations in more than 200 congresses and seminars, he has authored more than 25 articles in greek and foreign medical journals. He possesses more than 800 hours of teaching experience in medical and paramedical schools.