Weblab praised by sample collection personnel

Published 17.06.2016
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Weblab praised
by sample collection personnel

Weblab integration is progressing at HUSLAB’s sample collection sites: by summer, as many as 13 laboratories are using the new information system.

Information system designer Anne Lindqvist is the project manager for HUSLAB. According to her, users have found Weblab’s sample collection functions to be convenient and easy to use.

– Weblab is an easy-to-use and visual program for sample collection personnel. All functions are available on the same screen and help is easy to access, Lindqvist explains.

The Kamppi sample collection site in Helsinki was the first to implement Weblab, in August 2015. Next came Tullinpuomi laboratory, which relocated to the new HUSLAB building at Meilahti Hospital at the beginning of November.

Integration at sample collection sites was put on hold in the early spring while Mylab implemented the required system fixes.

In April, implementation started again with all seven sample collection sites of Espoo health care center joining the system. Another four laboratories in Helsinki will start using the system by the beginning of June.

Integration will continue in health care centers in the fall, and functions to be used during hospital ward rounds will also be included. After that, Weblab will be expanded to cover sample collections on hospital wards.

Training is a major effort

HUSLAB operates more than 70 outpatient sample collection sites throughout the Uusimaa region. Implementing Weblab at the sites is no small endeavor, since the intention is to train personnel properly in use of the new system.

– Laboratories would like to implement Weblab faster than we can train them. However, we are very adamant that nobody should start to use the system until they have received thorough training, Anna Lindqvist says.

Sample collection personnel are provided with training lasting approximately five hours, including theory and subsequent exercises on a computer. Usually, the training is provided by two instructors and has a maximum of ten participants in order to ensure that instruction is as individual as possible.

The instructors will also attend the actual implementations and take turns providing support to all sample collection employees in use of the new system.

– After the first day of training, the most common comment is that they were slightly afraid to using the system at first but ultimately it was really easy. Nobody wants to go back to using the old system, Lindqvist says with a chuckle.

Mylab mainly provides background support at the implementation phase. If any issues arise, assistance from Mylab is flexible and quick, according to Lindqvist.

– Mylab is a long-term partner for us and is always easy to approach, she says, full of praise.

See also: Sample collection

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