HALIA, a new middleware interface for clinical chemistry, microbiology and molecular biology labs, has been introduced by NoemaLife. The user-configurable rule-based engine enables auto-verification, sample routing and real-time clinical data capture and management, and by supporting open automation systems and addressing issues such as regulatory compliance, workforce reductions and enhanced quality control, the company states that HALIA meets the challenges facing lab managers. The interface provides a complete web-based lab computerisation system, allowing central management and connection of all analysers through a single interface on any workstation.
A Point of Care Testing data manager function provides lab managers with a real-time overview of all the data relating to multiple blood gas analysers or other devices, including instrument maintenance schedules and QC alerts. Detailed real-time data on total turnaround time (TAT) is also provided, while HALIA’s LIS/LIMS backup module allows manual input of sample information so that analysis can continue should a LIS/LIMS system go down. Manual samples are then matched to LIS/LIMS data once the connection is restored.