Laboratory Information System (LIS)

What is a laboratory information system?

A laboratory information system (LIS) is a platform that processes, manages and stores patients’ laboratory data.  

Laboratory information systems can: 

  • Send orders for analysis  
  • Receive test orders 
  • Check for quality  
  • Track orders and results  
  • Send results to EHR systems 

Laboratory information systems also feature audit, outreach and data mining tools.  

Why are laboratory information systems important to healthcare?

Laboratory information systems are important because they help manage and organize medical testing’s quality and workflow. These systems also contain vital information that healthcare providers can access during patient visits. Overall, laboratory information systems ensure laboratory data collection is thorough and efficient.