Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program, Canada
When the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program (HRLMP), serving a group of hospitals in Ontario, Canada, wanted to improve and modernize their hematology workflow, they approached CellaVision for help to realize their ambition to create a networked, centralized service for morphological cell analysis. The result is an impressive solution that connects the workflows of five sites and has greatly improved efficiency as well as performance.
Executive Director David Langstaff oversaw the implementation process of Digital Cell Morphology in Hamilton.
- Since inconsistent and delayed results often translate to suboptimal patient care, we felt there was a strong need to implement a more intelligent approach to performing cell differentials.
- We invested in CellaVision’s technology as it enabled us to create a networked and centralized service for blood morphology connecting the workflows of our five laboratory sites. Before implementation, the sites had worked independently and developed different methods for performing and reporting blood and body fluid differentials. Samples taken from the same patient but analyzed at different sites could therefore not be reliably compared. And when challenging slides needed to be sent off-site for review by a senior technologist or a hematology expert, inefficient processes often resulted in prolonged turnaround times and delayed reporting.