Wesley Medical Center recently completed the installation of two state-of-the-art, clinical lab machines to improve patient safety and reduce testing errors in the laboratory.
The Dimension RxL Max Integrated Chemistry System and StreamLAB Automation Solution, both manufactured by Siemens, help increase lab efficiency while allowing more clinical tests to be run from a single workstation.
“Ultimately, the system improves test result accuracy and gets those results to providers more quickly and efficiently,” says Paula Ward, Wesley’s clinical lab director.
Through the Dimension RxL System, Wesley’s lab personnel have streamlined their workflow by running multiple disease-specific tests using various testing methods on a single machine. Additionally, by linking the device to the StreamLAB Automation Solution, Wesley has also automated many of the manual tasks previously required to run tests, such as decapping, centrifuging, sample introduction, recapping and storage of the samples after testing.
“With a national focus on preventing medical errors in hospitals, this system will help us catch common errors that sometimes occur,” Ward says. “While our error rate has always been significantly below the national average, this system provides additional security and helps eliminate common errors."
To learn more about this new system or about Wesley Medical Center, please contact 601-268-8000.