Medical Lab Software

Finding software can be overwhelming. Software Advice has helped hundreds of small labs choose the right medical lab software to better manage operations and reduce manual workload.

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MedicsPremier supports comprehensive financial/operational/workflow management and a nearly 100% success rate on first attempt HCFA/UB clearinghouse claims with a utility for workers compensation/no-fault claims/documentation. ... Read more

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LiveHealth is a cloud-based HIPAA compliant medical software designed for individual or multi-center pathology, radiology and diagnostic practices. Features include patient management, inventory management, sample management, inst... Read more

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Apex LIS

Apex LIS is a cloud-based medical laboratory management solution designed to help businesses in the health care industry automate processes related to specimen storage, data security, order entry and more. The centralized platform... Read more

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Polytech LIS

Polytech LIS is a cloud-based medical laboratory system that assists medical labs manage patient records and laboratory workflows. Key features include an instrument interface, a reference laboratory interface, quality control man... Read more


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Prolis is a laboratory information management system for reference labs and hospitals of all sizes. It is designed for multi-speciality laboratories and is used in chemistry, microbiology, coagulation, pathology, toxicology and mo... Read more

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LabCollector LIMS

LabCollector LIMS is a cloud-based and on-premise laboratory information management system, which assists research organizations, biotech companies and universities with data collection, inventory tracking and lab equipment monito... Read more

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Document Control

Document Control by MediaLab is cloud-based software that helps medical labs to manage policies and procedures. The tool caters to hospital-based medical laboratories, reference laboratories, environmental laboratories, blood bank... Read more

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Avalon Laboratory System

Avalon Laboratory System (LIS) is a HIPAA-compliant, modular system designed to manage the production and billing needs of laboratories in a server or cloud-based configuration. The system modules include immunoassay, toxicol... Read more

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ApolloLIMS is a laboratory information management system designed to help clinical, toxicology, pain management and public health laboratories of all sizes. The platform helps users automate manual work such as specimen processing... Read more


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Quartzy is a cloud-based lab management solution for research and development businesses to automate laboratory processes including communications between vendors and lab managers, ordering supplies, and purchasing and delivery of... Read more

Intelligent Medical Software

IMS (Intelligent Medical Software) by Meditab Software is an Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Practice Management solution that includes applications for e-prescribing, practice reporting, a patient portal, and communication to... Read more


eLab, provided by Tru-Solutions, is medical diagnostic center and lab management software. The solution helps users complete various daily tasks including inventory management, financial transactions, billing and reporting. eLab i... Read more


WindoPath is a laboratory information system (LIS) that helps clinical laboratories and hospitals streamline test scheduling and patient management operations. It offers a synoptic reporting module, which enables lab managers to g... Read more

CDD Vault

CDD Vault is a cloud-based informatics platform designed to help research foundations, hospitals, academic labs, pharmaceutical and consumer goods companies organize, track and analyze biological and chemical data. CDD Vault ena... Read more

LigoLab LIS & RCM Laboratory Operating Platform

LigoLab is a leading provider of innovative end-to-end healthcare software for laboratories, servicing 100+ facilities nationwide. As a comprehensive enterprise-grade solution, the LigoLab LIS & RCM Laboratory Operating Platform... Read more

Orchard Harvest

Orchard LIS is a cloud-based laboratory information system (LIS) designed for multi-specialty clinics, fertility clinics, public health organizations, physicians-office laboratories, veterinary labs, hospitals, university student ... Read more


Simplex HIMES is a cloud-based medical practice management solution, which helps hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and diagnostic labs manage patients' medical records, book appointments, monitor drug inventory and plan treatment pro... Read more


4medica iEHR

4Medica Inc. is a cloud-based medical solution that is designed for physician groups, laboratories and care delivery organizations. The electronic health recording (EHR) solution helps the physicians to access patient records, tes... Read more



Designed for enterprises of all sizes, LabVantage is a cloud-based laboratory information management system (LIMS) that allows medical, research, and diagnostic labs to optimize data retrieval, inventory management, and lab execut... Read more


Merge RIS

Merge RIS is a cloud-based information recording solution that stores, manages and distributes patient radiology information. It caters to radiologists and ambulatory imaging centers and is ICD-10 compliant. It features docum... Read more


Buyers guide

Last Updated: March 15, 2021

For small medical labs, human error, slow turnaround time of test results and a lack of needed chemicals or instruments are surefire ways to lose out on repeat business. Medical lab software can help you overcome these challenges.

Many electronic health records (EHR) and practice management software providers integrate medical lab management software with their systems to enable a smooth flow of information between labs, patients and medical practices. These systems function as a central database for lab results and inventory reports.

In this buyer's guide, we'll look at what medical lab software offers and the benefits of using it. We'll also look at considerations for specific types of users and some trends prospective buyers need to know about.

Here's what we'll cover:

What Is Medical Lab Software?
Common Features of Medical Lab Software
Benefits of Medical Lab Software
Market Trends to Understand
Key Considerations

What Is Medical Lab Software?

Medical lab software enables medical practices, clinics and independent labs to manage daily operations of the lab. These systems reduce the staff workloads significantly by offering inventory management capabilities for chemicals, lab instruments and equipment, securely transferring data to and from other systems (such as EHR software) and reducing errors in test results.

Medical lab software can also be integrated with billing and patient portal applications.


Quartzy medical lab system's inventory management module


Quartzy medical lab system's inventory management module


Common Features of Medical Lab Software

Medical lab software vendors offer a variety of functional breadth and depth in their systems. Here are some of the most common capabilities you'll find:

Data search Saves time when searching for patient test results and checking availability of inventory items such as test tubes, chemicals, syringes etc.
Data storage Securely stores data related to all aspects of the medical lab, eliminating the need for physical filing systems and reducing the chance of losing test reports.
Data exchange interface Central database for storing data. Provides instant transfer of data to and from other medical systems used by different medical staff.
Inventory management Enables lab staff to monitor and manage the quantity and availability of various lab items and also track their locations and expiry dates.
Order requests Most medical lab software integrates with purchasing systems to track and process purchase orders through a single central interface. This feature does not necessarily replace an order management system, nor does it change any existing purchasing processes, it only works in collaboration with these tools.

What Type of Buyer Are You?

Your unique business situation will help you determine what type of medical lab software and specific features you should look for. Most medical lab software buyers will fall into one of these categories:

Small independent medical labs. They are likely looking to deploy medical lab software in an effort to grow their customer base. Their primary requirement is to automate the process of data storage and inventory management, so as to deliver faster results to existing customers and focus on acquiring new customers.

Growing small medical practices. These practices are on the verge of upgrading basic systems, such as EHRs and practice management solutions to more robust medical systems that support additional functions. Growing practices upgrade their systems for a range of reasons such as faster data transfer and automated management of lab inventory.

Large practices, clinics and hospitals. These buyers need the functionality of a full electronic health records (EHR) suite that includes medical lab management functionality. For these buyers, seamless integration is usually more important than specific or niche features.

Specialty buyers. These buyers are focused on specific features that suit their specialty. For example, specialty-specific clinical laboratories, life sciences companies and medical pathology labs require systems that offer a database of common terms used in their lab tests that are specific to their specialty. For such buyers these niche functionalities are often more important than out-of-box integrations.

Benefits of Medical Lab Software

We've covered some of the benefits of medical lab software throughout this discussion, but here are some of the specific ways this software will improve your lab operations:

Faster data transfer. The centralized database offers quick and easy data transfer to and from other medical systems (such as EHRs, patient portals etc.), for faster searching of patient profiles and medical histories required for lab tests, resulting in more efficient operations overall.

Adequate stock at all times. As the software can be integrated with your purchasing software, staff can efficiently manage the availability of all inventory. This helps you ensure you always have sufficient stock (chemicals, test tubes, syringes, pipettes etc.) on hand.

Quick and error-free billing. With software, test report generation and printing can be done in seconds, as data is stored digitally. It also reduces the chances of billing errors, since the software is linked to the billing system. In addition, the solution enables medical practices and labs to monitor their revenue and expenses for administrative purposes.

Better patient experience. The efficient and quick generation of medical reports, along with improved accuracy, results in a better patient experience, which in turn results in an improved loyalty rate.

Market Trends to Understand

As you begin your search for medical lab software, you should be aware of the following trends:

  • Smooth integration with EHRs and practice management solutions. Most electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management solutions integrate with medical lab management systems, which encourages smooth and secure sharing and transferring of data.
  • Preference for cloud-based software. Many buyers, especially from smaller operations, prefer medical lab software that operates in the cloud, as they require minimal hardware and lower upfront costs—sometimes no cost. For example, medical lab platform Quartzy is available for free.

Key Considerations

Here are some important factors to think about before you implement medical lab software:

  • System integration. Though most medical lab management platforms integrate readily with modern EHR and practice management solutions, you should check with the vendor beforehand whether the platform integrates with your existing technology or not. Proper integration makes it easy to migrate your existing databases and Excel files, transfer data efficiently, resulting in easy sharing of information.
  • Cloud-based or on-premise deployment. As a buyer, you must be clear on your deployment preference and check with the vendor beforehand regarding the options they offer. A majority of medical lab software is delivered in the cloud and hosted on third-party servers. These systems are suitable for labs and practices with smaller budgets and fewer IT resources. However, some vendors offer on-premise medical lab solutions that are designed specifically for clinical laboratories and practices that can maintain their own software environment.
  • HIPAA compliance. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mandates the protection of patient records against unauthorized access. You must safeguard the privacy and security of your patients' data while also remaining compliant, so be sure to ask potential vendors about how they can help you achieve this.