Lab Manager V7.0 Released - Jan 2010
Added change tracking to serological and molecular Patient/Sample Information.
Users can now store molecular typing comments in the Sample Templates.
Added highlight colors on the find patient feature. When found, the Patient record is highlighted with a green bar horizontally. Subsequent clicks of "find next" are also shown in green. If user clicks off the matched record, the highlight bar goes back to normal color.
Patient search has been enhanced. The software now automatically detects if the user is typing a Patient ID, a Sample Number, a DOB, or Name etc.
A new Category Code field was added to Samples to allow user to sort needed lab services by tests that are related to one another by having same Category Code.
PRA results can now be posted as "Weak Pos" as well as Positive or Negative.
Individual Lab tests performed on a Sample can now have user defined Status Codes to indicate what the "current status" of the test is. Status codes are maintained by your System Administrator.
Individual Lab tests can be prioritized with a CODE in the Samples screen. This way certain tests can be flagged to be completed before others.
The Unacceptable/Positive Antigens screen (launched from patients/sample screens) will now allow the user to enter a space delimited string, a comma delimited string, or a single allele entry into the SUBMIT field at the bottom for parsing.
Added a new patient country field, with a pulldown selection option, and increased the size of the address and city fields.
Added a new Country administrations screen.
Enhanced the adding Patient with template feature. If Patient is added with a name in the Template the software will leave user in edit mode on the new name.
Whenever a Sample or Patient is updated via applying a Template, the last Template name applied and used is now being recorded.
The following screens now can be sorted by any column by clicking that columns header (toggles ascending/descending with each subsequent click) :
1) Molecular Allele Table Administration
2) HLA Antigens Administration
3) Predefined Test Results Text
4) Clinic Events
6) Diagnosis Codes
7) Dialysis Methods
8) Event Categories
9) Extraction Methods
10) Extraction Types
11) Storage Locations
12) Neg/Pos Result Descriptions
13) Organ Names
14) Patient Status Codes
15) PRA Activity Types
16) PRA Test Types
17) Purpose Codes
18) Race Types
20) Sample Flags
21) Sample Sources
22) Sample Types
23) Service Category Codes
24) Stored Sample Types
25) Patient Events
26) Users List
27) Crossmatch Types
28) Crossmatch Results
Added 10 new User Defined Report fields to allow user to launch up to 10 Custom Reports directly from within the software. A unlimited number of reports can be run from outside Lab Manager.
Lab Manager V6.0 Released - Jan 2009Added 10 new User Defined Report fields to allow user to launch up to 10 Custom Reports directly from within the software. A unlimited number of reports can be run from outside Lab Manager.
Resized all screens to 1024 x 728 resolution. 800 x 600 is no longer supported.
Added a new "Sero Negotiation" button on Samples / Molecular Results. When launched, this screen launches a new Serological Equivalency Negotiation screen. Based on the current values for Molecular entries for the sample, the user is given choices for possible serological equivalents.
Added new features to Clinics. User can now configure special "Clinic Events" and then add them to Clinics accordingly as they occur. This allows them to track/report such things as shipments, phone calls, emails etc. that were sent/received from a Clinic.
Added support for 8 more custom user defined patient reports.
Patient events recorded can now be linked to a particular Clinic.
Similar or related Patient or Clinic events can now be grouped by using a Category Code.
Added a entirely new subsystem called "External Documents". When a Patient or a Sample is added, a corresponding data folder is created in a pre-defined network location, which corresponds by having the same name as the PATIENTID or SAMPLE NUMBER respectively. These folders are then used by the end-user to store “external documents” (of any type) which the lab uses as supporting information to the patient of sample. The document names can then be viewed from the Sample and Patient screens by a new tab labeled “DOCS”. When the user double clicks one of these “external documents” Lab Manager will instruct the PC to open it with whatever the default associated program is (eg. a .doc file may launch Word®, a PDF file may launch Adobe Reader®.) Lab Manager does not specify what program to use, it acts just as though the user had manually browsed to this folder on a server share and double clicked the file.
Clinic History comments has now been expanded to allow unlimited comments.
Added 4 new buttons and ability to launch 4 custom user defined Clinic Reports from Clinics screen.
Added a new button to the Patients Screen and the Samples Screen (DOCS tab). The button is labeled “Add Document”. This button allows the user to open a file browser window and select a file from any external source and then bring a copy of that file back into the Lab Manager Docs system.
WORK/POST screens have been enhanced so they load faster.
Lab Manager Update V5.3 Released - Fall 2006