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OSPHL Data Improvement Projects

LIMS Replacement Project

The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL) operates using four different legacy laboratory information management systems (LIMS) across its two primary program areas, communicable disease and newborn bloodspot screening services. To improve laboratory work flows and services for clients, OSPHL has undertaken the large project to identify and implement the best possible LIMS available to meet the needs of our laboratory and our clients. At this time, we anticipate system implementation will occur sometime in 2025.

What does a new LIMS mean for public health partners and OSPHL clients?

OSPHL envisions a modern LIMS that will help us deliver faster and more reliable services to our clients. Among the improvements, we hope for modernized electronic data exchange of order and results data, reduced data entry, and less paper and fax transfer of patient information. We anticipate the new system will provide additional options for order entry and result delivery, result viewing, and more. Our ultimate goal is to make your work with our laboratory easier. 

Project Status

Where we've been:
  • Identify necessary LIMS capabilities
  • Obtain various State of Oregon approvals
  • Request for Proposals (RFP) posted. Interested and qualified vendors submitted proposals for consideration
Where we are:
The State review committee is evaluating vendors' proposals. Proposals will be scored based on the laboratory's list of features the LIMS should provide. 
Where we're going:
  • Select a vendor
  • System implementation

Electronic Test Orders and Results (ETOR)

While OSPHL works diligently to transition our foundational LIMS structure, we are unable to onboard new ETOR partners. Once we complete this transition, we will be more able to consider requests for these interfaces. We appreciate our partners and clients for your patience and understanding of our current situation. We are working hard to ensure ETOR is included in this transition. 

If you are interested in developing an ETOR interface with us in the future, please compete our ETOR Interface Interest Form

(Updated May 2024)