STARLIMS Joins the Fight Against Tuberculosis
STARLIMS Corporation, the leading global provider of Laboratory Information Management Systems, (LIMS), has unveiled a joint effort with Lilly MDR-TB partnership in the battle against the expanding crisis of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), a virulent mutated type of tuberculosis (TB) that is difficult to treat, and therefore much more likely to spread.
The Lilly MDR-TB Partnership is a uniquely comprehensive initiative with the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and Purdue University to increase the number of trained personnel and drugs available to treat the expanding crisis of MDR-TB.
Through funding from Lilly, the CDC have begun the implementation of STARLIMS as a platform for extensive laboratory-based electronic surveillance of patients resistance to drugs used for treating MDR-TB, in clinics throughout Russia and Kazakhstan.
STARLIMS is an enterprise level information system that brings together all public health laboratory activities into a single platform, offering comprehensive reporting, surveillance, and networking capabilities compatible with national and international standards. Public health solutions from STARLIMS are designed as a platform for linking between regional public health partners working under the PHIN framework, HL7 messaging protocols and using LOINC and SNOMED as the common vocabulary for test names and observations. This functionality enables cross site sample transfer and data exchange.
Full featured and highly flexible STARLIMS multilingual laboratory information management system provides complete traceability leading to regulatory compliance, without compromising process versatility.
A 15 year track record has earned the recognition for "future proofing" customers' investments and serving as a platform for new implementations and straightforward conversions of legacy systems.
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Posted on February 2, 2005