Confidentia, LIS company in Portugal, partners with the Benchmarking Program Laboratory indicators SBPC/ML and Controllab

Confidentia, LIS company in Portugal, partners with the Benchmarking Program Laboratory indicators SBPC/ML and Controllab

Laboratory information system company, for 20 years in the market, promotes workshop to present the initiative to Portuguese laboratories

Portuguese, Confidentia, a provider of clinical analysis laboratory solutions, has integrated Appolo 3.0 software, its information system (LIS), into the Laboratory Indicator Benchmarking Program (PBIL). In this way, it also became a partner of the program conducted by the Brazilian Society of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SBPC/ML) and Controllab. Company created about 20 years ago in Portugal, and also operating in African countries, such as Mozambique, Angola and Guinea Bissau, Confidentia has a portfolio of about 80 clients – from large laboratory units, serving around 7,000 people a day, even small labs, with a few dozen daily clients. It was thinking about the latter, who often live on a tighter budget, that Paulo Alexandre Simões, the company’s chief operating officer, highlighted some of the benefits of the new partnership: “We see the integration of the laboratory system with the program (Laboratory Indicators Benchmarking) as a great possibility for smaller labs to have easier access to indicators as they have more investment difficulties”, he said during the 11th Laboratory Indicator Benchmarking Forum, which preceded the 53rd SBPC/ML Congress in September “With an LIS system that allows direct shipping, you can save time and resources in this operation”, added Simões. The possibility of comparing the data analyzed with other laboratories was another advantage cited by João José Pires Sebastião, director of the interface area, also from Confidentia. In the Benchmarking Program and Laboratory Indicators, there is a broad portfolio of indicators available to the laboratory. To simplify data collection and improve access to information, LIS developers, such as Confidentia, integrate laboratory systems into PBIL. Also during the Forum, Confidentia presented the Fernanda Galo Laboratory, also from Portugal, as a successful case of the Appolo software integration with the benchmarking program. In the case of the Portuguese laboratory, 13 indicators were initially integrated, which optimized the process for entering the data necessary for participation in the program. For Fernanda Galo, who excels in quality and was the first NP/EC IEC 15189 accredited laboratory in her country, this initiative was a two-way street. Conceição Faustino Barreira, the laboratory’s technical director, said that as soon as he met PBIL, he sought out Confidentia, who was already a client. “We developed with them the data transmission platform. We are more than suppliers and customers, we are partners. So I also see Controllab for the labs today”, said the executive, who said the partnership made it more agile: “Time is a critical factor for us”, she said, adding that integrating the system into the program is not it only reduced errors and costs, as did the efficiency and effectiveness of its operations. The partnership strengthens the PBIL, as Rafael Lopes, Controllab’s service manager points out: “For the program, this partnership promotes the reliability of information. This is because data is transferred from one system to another, reducing the possibility of errors arising from manual collection or typing. The partner companies also contribute to the continuous improvement of the program by suggesting points that need adjustments for the indicator to be generated”. After participating in the Indicators Forum, Confidentia promoted, on October 7th, a workshop on Quality Control, in Santarém, Portugal. parceria confidentia2 At the meeting, he announced the partnership with Controllab, informed about the PBIL integrated with the Appolo 3.0 software, for automatic data collection and information reliability, and gave Portuguese laboratory representatives the opportunity to exchange experiences with a Controllab team. Partnerships between LIS companies and PBIL. SBPC/ML and Controllab began announcing in 2018, when CEOs of leading developer companies made a commitment to simplify data collection. In 2019, the companies that performed the actions aligned in the previous year were recognized as PBIL partners and now have the support of SBPC/ML and Controllab to continue expanding the integrated indicators that are made available to laboratories. Through this partnership with the developers, users of the Indicator Program and Laboratory Benchmarking will make it easier to automatically enter the information that makes up the indicators into the system. These indicators, enhanced with benchmarking, provide more competitiveness and sustainability for the laboratory. For more information about participating in the Laboratory Indicator Program, please contact Controllab: ou + 55 21 3891-9900

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PRM 0009

Accreditation Cgcre/Inmetro - Certified Reference Material Producer

Controllab has been accredited as a Certified Reference Material Producer (MRC) since 2016 by Inmetro’s General Coordination for Accreditation (CGCRE), under the PMR 0009 number. The assessment of this conformity is carried out according to the requirements established in ABNT NBR standards ISO 17034 and Inmetro, thus ensuring competence for the production of MRCs, according to the Scope of Accreditation.
Cgcre is signatory to the Mutual Recognition Arrangements of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and Interamerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC).

CAL 0214

Accreditation Cgcre/Inmetro - Calibration Laboratory

In December 2002, the Calibration Laboratory was accredited by Inmetro’s General Coordination for Accreditation (CGCRE). With this recognition, it became an integral part of the Brazilian network of accredited laboratories, under nº214. Since then, it is periodically evaluated for the maintenance and/or extension of accreditation.

Cgcre is signatory to the Mutual Recognition Arrangements of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and Interamerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC).

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Accreditation Cgcre/Inmetro - Proficiency Test Provider

In September 2011, Controllab was accredited by Inmetro’s General Coordination for Accreditation (CGCRE) as a proficiency test provider, under nº PEP0003. Initially as part of a pilot project by Inmetro, this accreditation was based on ILAC G13: 2007 and included several clinical and hemotherapy tests. In the periodic evaluations of this accreditation, new segments and tests are included and the evaluation is now conducted according to ABNT NBR ISO/IEC 17043.

This accreditation attests to Controllab’s technical competence to develop and conduct proficiency tests in accordance with international requirements and enables it to be recognized in other countries, in accordance with mutual recognition agreements signed by Brazil in Mercosur, the Americas and Europe.

Cgcre is signatory to the Mutual Recognition Arrangements of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and Interamerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC).