Tomorrow? Or Extend your LIMS directly to the field user at the point of data entry
Complacency If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it mentality Fragmentation, each lab doing their own thing Users understand how to use paper / lowest common denominator
Simple system using tools they already use Consistency among all the labs = less to learn Free
Somewhere between $5 and $10 eachAround 1% of revenue Based on information provided by various environmental labs
Small lab: 700 coolers/month @ $5/CoC = $42K/yr Medium Lab: 1,500 coolers/month @ $5/CoC = $90K Large Lab: 4,000 coolers/month @ $5/CoC = $240K Based on information provided by various environmental labs
Lag Time, Slower WorkflowTranscription ErrorsLack of Information for Better Resource Allocation/Predictive Prioritization
The average teenager today sends ~ 3.5K texts per month. That’s about 120 texts per day. The average teenager today spends ~ 30 hrs/week on Facebook The average teenager today spends about 7.5 hrs/day in front of a screen (smartphone, computer, Tablet, Xbox, etc.) Most teenagers communicate by something other than voice calls
Will tomorrow’s workforce usesmartphones to complete their CoCs?
AuthenticateServer + API Get COC_ID Get CoC_DetailsUser Side Get Sample_ID ◦ Standard Web App ◦ Mobile-Optimized App Get Sample_Details Get Field_DataLab Side ◦ Web App
1.User fills out CoC using either the web app or mobile-optimized app (user can pre-populate ahead of time)2.User searches/picks lab in Lab tab3.User chooses analytical methods that the lab runs4.User submits CoC by clicking on “Submit” button5.Lab receives email with attached CoC and EDD6.Lab can use API to extract data programmatically and insert into LIMS with no human involvement
The future is smart software systems, not paper The next generation of workers will expect to use smartphones and whatever else may come around Someone will adopt this, so why not you? Why wait for someone else to innovate and adopt modern ideas? Why not you, why not now?