News | Digital Pathology | September 05, 2019

Xifin LIS platform provides high-complexity, high-volume labs with integrated AI-driven capabilities and enhanced batch processing, resulting and reporting

Xifin Launches Version 6 of Laboratory Information System

September 5, 2019 — Xifin announced the launch of the next evolution of its laboratory information system (LIS), Xifin LIS 6. The expanded platform features enhancements that support high-complexity, high-volume labs, as well as new integrated capabilities available through strategic partners, including artificial intelligence (AI)-powered digital pathology workflow and genomic data interpretation, automated prior authorization and test utilization decision support.

The company is also sharing an update on its role in the American Society of Clinical Pathology’s (ASCP) global initiative, “Partners for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment in Africa.”

The North American LIS market will reach $869 million by 2022, according to Axiom Market Research and Consulting. While on-premise solutions continue to be the most commonly used systems, remotely hosted or software as a service (SaaS)-based solutions are beginning to displace them as lab leaders realize the value that the cloud offers. Increasingly, organizations of all types are turning to cloud-based solutions to add flexibility, and to minimize time and money spent on maintenance of complex hardware and software environments. Xifin LIS is specifically designed to meet the varied operational needs and regulatory requirements for almost every kind of diagnostic laboratory. It also supports precision medicine programs by helping labs more easily integrate, communicate and exchange information with other systems, like electronic health records (EHRs) and revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions, to improve patient outcomes.

The Xifin LIS 6 platform increases laboratory testing capacity, shortens turnaround time and creates new revenue stream opportunities. It builds on the many enhancements and benefits introduced in Xifin LIS 5, such as multi-specialty workflow support including next-generation sequencing (NGS), universal image management, clinical trials and multidisciplinary care team collaboration. The latest iteration enables labs to review results in batches and sort by various result types including accession/case, specimen and test, as well as universal plate mapping management — capabilities that are critical for NGS testing.

Now, through several new strategic partnerships, Xifin provides labs with the following capabilities:

  • AI for digital pathology* – Xifin is collaborating with Proscia to deliver AI into digital pathology workflows. Through an integration of Concentriq, Proscia’s AI-powered digital pathology platform, with Xifin LIS 6, laboratories can automatically sort and prioritize cases to improve efficiency and grow revenue.

  • AI-driven genomic data interpretation – In partnership with Fabric Genomics, Xifin LIS 6 helps enable seamless, rapid and scalable NGS testing. Fabric Genomics’ AI-driven platform delivers fast, efficient analysis of complex genomic data and generation of physician-ready clinical reports to accelerate diagnoses and turnaround time.

  • Automated prior authorization – Through an integration of Glidian’s automated prior authorization solution with Xifin LIS 6, labs can secure needed approvals before conducting tests – especially more complex ones – while increasing efficiencies and reducing denials.

  • Test utilization decision support – Xifin can enable access to test utilization support through Medical Database’s LDS Laboratory Decision System so that physicians can identify the most medically relevant tests.

“Admera has one of the most comprehensive pharmacogenomics (PGx), oncology and cardiovascular genomics product portfolios in the industry, and we needed a cloud-based LIS solution that connected and automated our next-generation technology and bioinformatics platforms,” said Brady Millican, chief business officer, Admera Health, an advanced molecular diagnostics company focused on personalized medicine, non-invasive cancer testing and digital health. “Choosing the Xifin LIS platform to support our expansion of commercial lab operations has been the key to our success. With Xifin LIS 6, we are providing our customers with tailored genomic reports that include genotype and phenotype information for patients, furthering our commitment to improving the health and well-being of our global community through the direct delivery of personalized, medically actionable results.”

Additionally, XIFIN joined the ASCP’s global initiative “Partners for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment in Africa” in 2018. The goal is to provide patients in underserved areas of Sub-Saharan Africa access to quality, real-time cancer diagnostics, as well as effective care and treatment. Xifin LIS enables electronic data capture, reporting and data exchange for each lab, facilitates case review and virtual consultation with U.S.-based pathologists, and helps train a new generation of African pathologists. Due to the cloud-based platform, deployment to new labs is streamlined and avoids the need for local hardware management. Xifin LIS is now live in multiple labs in Rwanda, is about to be deployed in Tanzania and will soon be deployed in Liberia.

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