Completing verification projects of new diagnostic instruments faster and easier; removing manual processes and gaining more time for focusing on quality.
ANALYSES PER YEAR
The area of Dumfries & Galloway is situated in Southwest Scotland.
The laboratory services offered by NHS Dumfries and Galloway are: Biochemistry, Haematology and Blood transfusion, Histopathology and Microbiology. The laboratories are accredited by UKAS to medical laboratory standards ISO15189 and hold IBMS training accreditation.
NHS Dumfries & Galloway Laboratory services process approximately 750,000 samples annually and are involved in over 70% of diagnoses.
“We are very happy and satisfied with Validation Manager, .......”
Martyn McAdam, Blood Science Service Manager, NHS Dumfries & Galloway
Lean verification projects and standardized workflows & Freeing up resources
A clear aim of the NHS Dumfries & Galloway laboratory Services is always being up to date with the latest equipment, methodologies, and working processes.
NHS Dumfries & Galloway were facing the workload and challenge of installing a new fully tracked automated system within Biochemistry. The many time-consuming manual tasks related to such a large verification project are a heavily burden on staff in any laboratory. The same staff who are at the same time also maintaining the normal lab and sample routine work.
Searching for a solution that could would free up resources, speed up projects easily and increase result reliability began. Validation Manager providing an easy accessible platform enabling the standardizing of processes and workflows, high level of automation and the removal of manual tasks, data handling and data management was assessed.
A solution to the many challenges and requirements of verifications and quality work performed in laboratories everyday
Together with the Validation Manager Team a kick-off session and trainings were organized making sure that goals, requirements and needs were aligned, and that the NHS Dumfries & Galloway users were equipped with the necessary competences and knowledge of how to use Validation Manager.
A successful implementation into the Dumfries and Galloway NHS laboratories should clearly reflect the laboratories benefitting from a clear reduction in time spent by staff in verifications and routine quality work through the removal of the many tedious and heavily error prone tasks.
Manual tasks removed by Validation Manager:
- Manual typing of data files into spreadsheets
- Manually updating legacy calculations and justifications
- Manually managing graphic representations of results
- Manually creating and filling in project reports
Work processes are not just LEAN, they are clear, easy to follow, and provides both confidence and trust in the achieved results
NHS Dumfries & Galloway now successfully using Validation Manager are benefitting from a clear reduction in time spent by staff in verifications and routine quality work through the removal of the many tedious and heavily error prone tasks.
Benefits achieved by Dumfries and Galloway NHS: …
To briefly sum up the overall experience of working with Validation Manager and the team behind it:……
Validation Manager the Quality Choice for Your laboratory
Validation Manager makes it easier to complete ongoing verifications and routine quality tasks, while keeping a clear overview and making it simple to plan future activities