The IHE Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PaLM) Technical Committee has published the final text of the IICC/IHE Laboratory Analytical Workflow (LAW). The LAW Profile defines plug-n-play connectivity between instruments, middleware, and LIS systems in the laboratory and is currently being implemented by all major IVD companies. Clinical laboratories are encouraged to ask their instrument, middleware, and LIS vendors about their planned support for the IICC/IHE Laboratory Analytical Workflow (LAW).
Details on online conformity testing through the IHE Gazelle platform and the IHE Conformity Assessment program are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
IVD Industry Connectivity Consortium
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The IVD Industry Connectivity Consortium – IICC (www.ivdconnectivity.org) is a global, nonprofit organization that has worked with several standards organizations to develop a new interoperability framework that provides plug-n-play connectivity between instruments, middleware, and LIS systems in the laboratory.
The resulting IICC standard is documented in the IHE Laboratory Analytical Workflow (LAW) profile. It was recently selected by the European Union to be part of the eHealth European Interoperability Framework (eEIF) and will be the basis for the upcoming Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) AUTO16 standard for next generation In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) instrument interfaces.
IICC members include Abbott Diagnostics, Beckman Coulter, Becton Dickinson, bioMérieux, Data Innovations, Orchard Software, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Roche Diagnostics, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, and Systelab Technologies, S.A.