Sysmex Eclair upgrade to benefit clinicians

Sysmex has released version 6.4 of its Eclair clinical data repository, featuring a new user interface design and enhanced functionality to its orders module, clinician's enquiry and the patient record display.

Enhancements to Eclair 6.4 include a new collection management module for managing inpatient collects, allowing phlebotomists or clinical staff to access outstanding orders in Eclair and easily manage the collection process.

It also features new functionality for form design that provides the scope to build diverse clinical forms for data collection such as growth chart records. These are currently being added to the system in use at Auckland Hospital, allowing clinicians to create and display growth charts in the patient record.

According to Sysmex, the growth charts utilise the Eclair data entry form module to capture, store and plot the growth data details for a range of ages, from premature babies through early childhood and adolescence to age 20.

The new functionality will mainly be used by paediatric teams, nutritionists and endocrinologists from Auckland DHB, Waitemata DHB and Counties Manukau DHB, the company said.

Eclair has just gone live at Taranki District Health Board in New Zealand’s North Island. Taranaki’s new system is interfaced to the hospital information system, the private radiology system and three separate laboratories, integrating the patient data.

Canterbury DHB is also moving its paper-based request systems to an Eclair orders solution for lab and radiology test requests. The implementation will begin with hospital radiology orders first, followed by lab orders for the community and hospital at a later stage in the project, the company said.

Sysmex has also announced that a laboratory services provider in the US is the first customer to start using its new Eclair Touch mobile website, which enables secure mobile access to patient records held in central Eclair repositories within healthcare organisations.

The web interface is designed for touch screen mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or any Android tablet or smartphone.

Health Network Laboratories (HNL) in Pennsylvania is Sysmex's first customer site to add Eclair Touch to its service, complementing the Eclair web-results access system that was first implemented in 2005.

Eclair Touch will go live for physicians in Pennsylvania on July 6, the company said.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

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