Sunquest, Tucson, Ariz, has released Sunquest Laboratory 8.0, which enables multidisciplinary, multisite laboratories to streamline diagnostic capabilities, optimize laboratory operations, and reduce medical errors. The new release aims to simplify blood banking administration through improved integration with enterprise electronic health records (EHR), better blood unit tracking, and emergency release capabilities that enable blood banking administration in widespread trauma situations.

“Sunquest Laboratory 8.0 is a great example of our commitment to improving healthcare,” says Matthew Hawkins, president of Sunquest. “Labs play a central role in ensuring correct diagnoses, reducing medical errors, and managing transfusion and blood management services. Sunquest Lab 8.0 improves our clients’ ability to care for patients safely and cost-effectively, while integrating fully to hospital EHR solutions.”

The software is designed to assist laboratories in demonstrating value to health systems in three areas: return on investment, with a focus on lower total cost of ownership; reduced test turnaround times, which affect metrics such as hospital length of stay; and correct diagnoses, which affect patient safety, patient outcomes, and hospital readmission rates.

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