(middle) Network Manager of DITES; Dave Williams of DITES in discussions with LIMS installation team.

Glendon Hospital Rolls Out Cutting-Edge Laboratory Information Management System

Faster results and diagnostic decisions are two of the benefits expected with the implementation of SENAITE – a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) at the Glendon Hospital Laboratory.

From left: Medical Technologists Brandon Coleman, Samisha Samuel and Kimona Daniel Bourne
receive training on LIMS

The Ministry of Health and Social Services said Wednesday that SENAITE will be used to manage various laboratory processes, including sample management, data analysis and quality control.

“The system will improve the service provided at the laboratory by decreasing time to obtain results and permitting direct electronic dissemination of patient results to the requesting health professional, allowing for quicker diagnostic decisions to be made,” a release from the Government Information Unit stated.

Senior Medical Technologist of the Glendon Hospital Laboratory; Kimona Daniel – Bourne welcomed the installation of SENAITE noting, “SENAITE is very important to the laboratory and to Montserrat as it plays a significant role in ensuring compliance with established practices and protocols in the laboratory field.”

Permanent Secretary of Health and Social Services, Camille Thomas-Gerald echoed the sentiments of Mrs. Daniel – Bourne further expressing that “This kind of system can contribute greatly to enhanced efficiency, accuracy and overall quality in laboratory operations in Montserrat and forms a part of our wider mandate to improve patient care through the use of safe and trusted technology.”

The system was installed in collaboration with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), a SENAITE consultant and the government’s Department of Information, Technology, E-Government Services (DITES).

The implementing team will continue to work closely with laboratory staff and Jevon West who is a Project Officer assigned to the Health Information System to ensure a successful pilot of the system and full and seamless integration into Laboratory functions.

From Left: Jevon West (Health Information Project Officer); Kimona Daniel– Bourne (Senior
Medical Technologist), Dr. Sharra Greenaway– Duberry (Chief Medical Officer); Camille Thomas-Gerald
(Permanent Secretary of Health and Social Services); Gabriel Garcia (IT Manager, CARPHA); Jordi
Puiggene (Managing Director Consultancy Firm– Digital Response Connecting of Citizen’s Programme)