HTS - Sample Tracking System for Histology Labs

HTS - Histology Tracking System for Specimen Sample TrackingHTS is a modular and configurable specimen sample tracking and workflow software system designed for histology laboratories. As part of our ID/Positive family of barcode specimen identification, tracking and workflow management solutions, HTS provides flexible and reliable tracking of histology requisitions, containers, specimens, blocks and slides. Using barcode identification and tracking technologies, HTS provides an optimized workflow that reduces errors and significantly enhances patient safety.

  • Positively identify and track specimens
  • Eliminate mis-identification errors
  • Streamline and optimize lab workflow
  • Enhance overall patient safety
  • Know every specimen, block or slide location

Modular and Configurable Software For Every Step In Your Lab

The modular design of HTS enables you to configure it to work the way your lab works. Intuitive screens and prompts give users easy access to the data they need, where they need it.

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HTS can interface with your existing LIS, or can be run as a standalone installation. Either way, you gain complete control and visibility for every specimen sample and case in your lab.

HTS Features and Benefits

Configurable Workflow

  • Role-based access ensures only selected lab resources can access the tracking system for designated tasks
  • Protocols for gross specimens, blocks and slides can be configured by the individual lab
  • Lab can determine which sub-processes to enable in order to maximize their workflow productivity

Easy to Learn

  • Dynamic interface with clear screen prompts
  • Mobile client offers a robust, but easy to navigate environment
  • Configuration screens guide user through protocol design

Multiple Platforms

  • Can be deployed to desktop PCs, touchscreens or mobile computers with barcode scanners
  • Integrated support for ID/Positive slide labelers and cassette labelers

Accountability

  • Complete chain of custody
  • Customizable reporting
  • Real-time access to the location and status of any block or slide

Low Cost of Ownership

  • Choice of workstations and printing options
  • Simple licensing model ensures scalability

Minimum configuration for the HTS Service
  • Computer with Intel or compatible Pentium class processor (1.6 GHz or faster)
  • 2 GB of RAM or more
  • Hard disk with 1.0 GB of available disk space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Ethernet network adapter
  • Microsoft Windows® XP SP3, Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition, with SP1 and above, or Windows Server 2008. 32-bit or 64-bit editions
  • Microsoft .NET Framework Version 3.5 SP1
  • A domain user account to access the database on a separate server
  • Administrative rights on the local computer during installation
Minimum configuration for the SQL database server
  • Computer with Intel or compatible Pentium class processor (1 GHz or faster)
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 5 GB of available hard disk space (actual consumption depends on the number of transactions)
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition or Datacenter Edition; all with SP1 or Windows Server 2008. 32-bit or 64-bit editions
  • Microsoft .NET Framework v3.5 SP1
  • Ethernet network adaptor
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express or 2008 Express or higher with current service pack updates or SQL Server Standard 2005 and above
  • Microsoft IIS v5.1 for Windows XP SP3 or IIS v6 and above for other OS
Minimum configuration for the SQL reporting services
  • Microsoft SQL Reporting Services (optional for productivity reports
  • Reporting Services 1.0 and Report Builder 1.0 for SQL Server 2005 or Reporting Services 2.0 and Report Builder 2.0 for SQL Server 2008
Minimum configuration for the HTS desktop client
  • Pentium based computer with at least 1GB of RAM
  • Windows XP SP3 or Windows 7. 32-bit or 64-bit editions (Note: Windows Vista is not supported)
  • Hard disk with 100 MB of free disk space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Ethernet network adaptor
  • Barcode scanner: Keyboard wedge scanner with custom programming for required characters
  • Administrative rights on the local computer during installation
Minimum configuration for the HTS mobile client
  • Motorola® mobile computer installed with Windows Mobile® 6.1 Classic
  • Microsoft .NET Compact Framework Version 2.0
  • Wireless Ethernet connectivity