CSC has announced that the first hospitals outside of Denmark have gone with its Labka II laboratory information system.

The company signed a deal with the Swedish Province of Blekinge in Sweden earlier this year and has since gone live with the system to support the Karlskrona and Karlshamn hospitals.

When fully implemented, the system will provide the hospitals with test ordering, analysis and results reporting.

Staff will be able to electronically order tests and then process and record results onto the patient record electronically. The system will also enable them to manage lab test requests, distribution of tasks, collection and processing of results, validation, approval, reporting, data exchange and quality assurance.

The system integrates with a wide variety of third party electronic patient records systems and the can interface with more than 150 different types of laboratory equipment, enabling the hospital to leverage investments in its existing infrastructure.

Agneta Sjöblom, healthcare systems manager for the province, said: “Blekinge was attracted to Labka II because of the model and track record of delivery and results within the Danish healthcare system. Its potential to increase efficiency and improve continuity of care, patient safety and clinical productivity through the provision of accurate information was also important.”

“It was very important for us to have a reliable system that could integrate with the other patient software in our two main hospitals, as well as the systems used by the patient’s own local doctor and health insurance company.”

The company says that it is anticipates that the first use of the suite beyond Denmark will mark the start of an international roll-out in other areas of Sweden, Nordics and Europe.

Freddy Lykke, managing director of the CSC Healthcare Solution Centre in Denmark added:

“Lanka II was chosen by Blekinge because it was considered to be one of the most efficient and flexible laboratory information suites available.

“Working through our Solution Centre also meant we could work with the province to tailor the system exactly to suit their individual, local needs. And what they highlighted to us was the fact the system is so easy to use with a built-in e-Learning function, eliminating the need for huge investment in training.”