A Web-based, integrated laboratory informatics solution named OneLab has been announced by Abbott. OneLab is a highly-configurable platform that unites most of a laboratory's information and decision tools into one system, allowing labs to manage data with a single user interface. The solution is comprised of three applications: Smart Center, Inventory Manager and Decision Center.

Smart Center is a Web-based laboratory process management and control application that provides robust connectivity to instruments and a single point for consolidated information. The built-in functionality enables the automation of complex clinical laboratory protocols, leading to improved productivity and standardisation of best practices.

Inventory Manager is an inventory tracking and order management system that utilises Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). Inventory Manager provides an automated solution to improve the accuracy of order entry, inventory count and usage, while reducing the labour required to track supplies. Finally, a business performance application, Decision Center uses advanced database technology to integrate data from multiple sources and quickly structures it into visually accessible formats. 

Abbott introduced OneLab in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Spain. Additional launches, including the United States, are scheduled for later in 2012 and 2013.


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