"The LIMS project will modernize our health care system, and enable parish health units to order public health lab tests, transmit results, and analyze data from results electronically." -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (pictured)

A pilot program that has increased efficiency of state laboratory testing for medical uses in 12 parish health units since 2006 will soon go statewide, and be expanded to include environmental testing. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal highlighted the program today at a town hall meeting in Calcasieu Parish, one of the 12 pilot sites chosen for the new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) project.

"The LIMS project will modernize our health care system," said Jindal "and enable parish health units to order public health lab tests, transmit results, and analyze data from results electronically, saving costs on the more than one million tests conducted each year and increasing efficiency at the same time."


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