Laboratory Business Process Management and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Laboratory Business Process Management and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Ensuring your laboratory personnel adhere to documented and agreed standard operating procedures (SOPs) ensures regulatory compliance and promotes quality, efficiency and consistency across your institution.

Achiever is a process-driven laboratory information management solution (LIMS) that enables institutions to map their processes into the application to ensure all staff are adhering to agreed standards.

Standards/Procedures

Ensure all users comply with standards and follow common procedures

Full Compliance

Promote compliance through inbuilt SOPs

Manage Change

Manage organisational change through system workflows

KEY FEATURES

Improve Efficiency whilst Maintaining Regulatory Compliance

Implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) using the in-built workflow tool in Achiever to ensure compliance and improve data integrity and quality.  Automate repetitive tasks, automatically prompt users to complete information and guide users step-by-step through a process to promote and improve laboratory efficiency.

With the ability to adapt the software and processes to suit individual business requirements, Achiever’s laboratory information management system (LIMS) can evolve as your needs and requirements develop. The flexibility of the customisation tools and the ease in which workflows can be adapted in Achiever allow your institution to quickly introduce new working practices and processes into the system that may arise from changes to existing legislation or the introduction of new regulation.  Achiever’s laboratory management information system (LIMS) and comprehensive sample tracking software can assist in compliance with the Human Tissue Act (HTA), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and CFR 21 Part 11.

Manage Approvals

Use the in-built workflow tool security options to ensure selected processes have the appropriate approvals in place before permitting users to complete selected tasks.  Improve data integrity by restricting access to selected processes until specific information is in place.

Map your Processes into the System

Achiever’s laboratory information management system (LIMS) contains a number of pre-defined processes to assist in compliance with regulations and to provide a comprehensive audit trail of sample movement and data management.  Due to the flexibility of the customisation tools available within the system, new processes can be defined that map to your institution’s individual operating procedures and processes.  This means that the system adapts to your individual requirements to ensure that your quality procedures, best practices and processes are implemented and you do not have to change the way that you work.

Provide Access and Visibility to Documented Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) 

Providing quick, secure access to documented operating procedures and forms within your laboratory management information system (LIMS) ensures your staff are aware and using the most up to date information.  Achiever gives your users the appropriate tools to store and access documentation from within the system.  Documents can be uploaded, categorised and numbered for ease of access.  Security filters can be defined to restrict access to selected documentation.  In addition, integration with Microsoft SharePoint allows authorised users to access selected documents from a shared location with comprehensive version control and document management functionality.

SEE WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

“The NUHT biobank team then went through a full HTA audit within three days of go-live and received a glowing HTA assessment.

The quality of the donor, consent, storage and tissue viability data massively increases the value of the tissues to researchers.”