News | February 26, 2014

Sysmex America Introduces Next-Generation WAM™ Decision Support Software For The Clinical Laboratory

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Lincolnshire, IL /PRNewswire/ - Sysmex America, Inc., a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and healthcare information systems technology, today announced the introduction of an enhanced version of Sysmex WAM™ Decision Support Software for the Clinical Laboratory. Sysmex WAM v5.0, the latest in intelligent design middleware software, enables clinical laboratories to implement a higher level of functionality, efficiency and control over hematology workflow and results management. These enhancements aim to reduce the number of unnecessary 'hands on' smear reviews or manual differentials and optimize reflex testing for patients who need it most.  WAM is a hematology-specific middleware designed to enable clinical lab rules-driven auto-validation, management reporting and paperless processing of clinical diagnostic tests.  WAM v5.0 is currently available to Sysmex customers in the U.S.

"WAM v5.0 includes an extended delta and previous checking module that goes beyond the clinical laboratory's traditional delta checking by adding the ability to 'look back' and determine the absence or presence of flags, comments and operator alerts over a range of results," said Anne Tate, MBA MT (ASCP), SC, Group Product Manager – IT Product Management and Automation, Sysmex America, Inc. "Combined, these functions help rule out potential specimen misdraws, patient identification issues and/or analytical errors and enable technologists to further support physician clinical decision making via additional data-driven variables."

WAM v5.0 software enhancements also include additional built-in software security features, real-time status alerts for system processes, and a redesigned user interface with the same look & feel and navigation workflow of the Sysmex® XN-Series Automated Hematology Analyzers.

WAM is an integral part of many laboratory operations today, some of which are reporting up to 85% or greater of their workload directly to the laboratory information system (LIS) via WAM without technologist review. "There is no doubt that auto-validation leads to greater lab efficiency. We now have more than 250 customers representing more than 900 sites that are using Sysmex WAM Decision Support Software for the Clinical Laboratory to help reduce patient wait times, improve workflow, and improve integration and enhance quality of care," added Tate.

About Sysmex WAM™ - Intelligent Design Software

Sysmex WAM™ Decision Support Software for the Clinical Laboratory is a cross discipline, multi-site/multi-LIS application that manages instrument and manually generated data to better qualify the result output.  An enterprise-wide solution with comprehensive multi-site functionality, Sysmex WAM processes large volumes across locations and sites to standardize not only the rules but the handling of samples that require technologist intervention. The consolidation of data on a single database provides organizational wide delta checking and previous result identification to truly standardize the enterprise. Sysmex WAM provides real-time positive specimen, rack and slide tracking from the point of origin at any site/location to final disposition regardless of distance. Intelligent automation fuses informatics, Sysmex WAM, with Sysmex hematology solutions to optimize quality and efficiency and to measurably reduce allocated resources and operating costs.

About Sysmex America, Inc.

Sysmex America, Inc., in Lincolnshire, Illinois, the U.S. headquarters of Sysmex Corporation (Kobe, Japan), is a trusted world leader in clinical laboratory systemization and solutions that optimize the clinical utility, operational efficiency and financial performance of the lab.  Sysmex America distributes and supports a diversified portfolio of best-in-class automated in vitrodiagnostic hematology, coagulation and urinalysis analyzers, reagents and information systems for laboratories and healthcare facilities throughout the Western Hemisphere. The Company's unwavering commitment to clinical excellence and technological innovation is reflected in the Sysmex brand and its distinguished heritage of unsurpassed reliability. Sysmex is reshaping the healthcare of tomorrow at the clinical laboratory level by transcending the boundaries of diagnostic science and serving as the pulse of reliable, accountable care. For more information about Sysmex, please visit www.sysmex.com/us.

SOURCE: Sysmex America, Inc.

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