Abbott Diagnostics, Abbott Park, Ill, has introduced a technology platform to help hospitals make the best use of the huge amount of untapped data produced by clinical laboratories.

The AlinIQ integrated platform is intended to help US hospitals improve patient care by bringing together data across the hospital system, instead of solely looking at lab data, then developing customized solutions that address the unique needs of that hospital and its healthcare providers. By gathering datasets across the continuum of care from diagnostics labs, clinical staff, and elsewhere, new insights can be developed that allow care teams to make more informed, rapid decisions related to operational performance, quality assurance, and clinical care.


Ramiro Roman, Abbott.

“Pairing our expert advisors with this new cutting-edge software technology can help ensure healthcare providers are harnessing the right insights that could lead to measurably better health outcomes,” says Ramiro Roman, divisional vice president and general manager for diagnostics professional services at Abbott. “Turning that data into insights that are specific to a hospital’s pain-points could help administrators making high-level decisions—from improving operational and revenue efficiencies to best practices for lab outreach strategies that support the entire continuum of care.”

Abbott’s business performance package is the first service that uses the new AlinIQ integrated platform. The package will focus on identifying operational efficiencies in the lab. Taking a customized approach to each hospital’s unique needs, the package will use the expertise of Abbott’s operational analysts and the platform’s ability to collect data from multiple sources to identify insights that can reduce administrative and processing costs in the lab. According to Abbott, such efficiencies will allow technicians to focus on analyzing diagnostic results and elevating the overall performance of the lab, according. The business performance package with the AlinIQ integrated platform is now available in the United States.

For more information see Abbott Diagnostics.