Sysmex launches Delphic update, mobile app

Auckland-based clinical laboratory specialist Sysmex has released the latest version of its Delphic laboratory information system (LIS) as well as a new mobile application for its Eclair clinical data repository.

Delphic v8.5 comes with a new graphical user interface called Delphic Explorer, which provides a seamless and smart front-end for Delphic LIS.

It also includes a number of other features with advanced functionality such as new worksheet features, simplified request number formats with new templates, functionality revamp for tracker-storage module, smarter interfacing and an electronic orders interface.

Sysmex has put together a short movie to highlight some of the features of Delphic Explorer that can be viewed here.

Late last year, Sysmex launched a new mobile application called Eclair Touch, which enables secure mobile access to patient records held in central Eclair repositories within healthcare organisations.

The app is for touch-screen mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or any Android tablet or smartphone.

Sysmex said it developed Eclair Touch to meet the growing need for mobility within healthcare, with an estimated 30 per cent of clinicians now using touch-screen mobile devices or similar tablet technology.

Rob Ticehurst, principal pharmacist for medication safety at Auckland Hospital, said the app offered potential benefits to hospital pharmacists.

“When a patient is admitted to Auckland City Hospital, the pharmacist uses Eclair (TestSafe) to check the medications that have to been dispensed to the patient from community pharmacies,” Mr Ticehurst said.

“As part of the medicines reconciliation process, the pharmacist prints the medication list from Eclair, and uses this as a source of information when talking to the patient.

“Although it is excellent having a summary of the dispensing information in Eclair, printing out the paper report to take to the bedside creates one more task for the team. With Eclair Touch, we could eliminate this step and access the medication details we need directly from the mobile device."

Sysmex's chief architect Graeme Hibbert said Eclair Touch was connected to a secure mobile website platform.

"There's no patient information stored on the device except a temporary cache,” Mr Hibbert said.

“User access is authenticated in the same way as it is to the core Eclair web system. A full audit trail of all access and actions is also recorded."

Sysmex has also announced that its annual conference will be held at Te Papa Museum in Wellington from October 10 to 12.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

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