The Department of Laboratory Medicine at Santosh Hospital has a long and proud tradition of providing leading edge clinical care, outstanding biomedical research, and comprehensive education in our field. The Sanotsh Hospital have Comparative Effectiveness Research manages, conducts, interprets and supports the use of comparative effectiveness research to make informed decisions regarding patient outcomes, health care policy and the optimal use of health care resources.Laboratory informatics
Laboratories today are held together by a system of software programs and computers that exchange data about patients, test requests, and test results known as a Laboratory information system or LIS. The LIS isinterfaced with the hospital information system
This system enables hospitals and labs to order the correct test requests for each patient, keep track of individual patient or specimen histories, and help guarantee a better quality of results as well as printing hard copies of the results for patient charts and doctors to check.
Credibility of medical laboratories is paramount to the health and safety of the patients relying on the testing services provided by these labs. The international standard in use today for the accreditation of medical laboratories is ISO 15189 - Medical laboratories - particular requirements for quality and competence.Result analysis, validation and interpretation
According to ISO 15189 norm, all pathological results must be verified by a competent professional. In some countries staff like clinical scientists do the majority of this work inside the laboratory with abnormal results referred to the relevant pathologist. In others, only medical staff (pathologist or clinical biologist) is concerned by this phase. It can be assisted by some software in order to validate normal or non modified results. Medical staff are sometimes also required in order to explain pathology results to physicians. For a simple result given by phone or for a technical problem it's a medical technologist or medical lab scientist explaining it to a registered nurse.