Life Science and HealthCare Industries are governed by number of regulations such as 21 CFR part 11, HL7, HIPAA, IEC etc. and the most common aspect across all these regulation is related to data handling, data security, integrity and management. This data related security concerns made organizations out-rightly purchase “On-Site” solutions, thus investing heavily in hardware and software and then configuring the solutions to meet their work flow requirements which proved extremely costly and time consuming venture. Deployment, accessibility, maintenance and security of such solutions still remain some of the major concerns. There is an apparent need of leaner yet beneficial options from resource point of view to cut spending without hampering research or study, rather acting as an important support to it.
There has been a growing level of interest in the potential of SaaS (Software as a Service) as an alternative means of deployment for LIMS and ELNs. SaaS is a unique software delivery model in which software and associated data are hosted centrally (Cloud) and can be accessed using a web browser or an application on a mobile device. SaaS is an attractive option since it has the potential to simplify installation, deployment, and maintenance. Furthermore, it is globally accessible, and allegedly more affordable than a conventional managed in-house approach. Low cost, low risk, freedom from IT / maintenance, scalability, flexibility, security, reliability - add to these a difficult economic climate that compels the responsible lab or business to expend as little as possible while gaining maximum ROI, is leading to a fast paced adoption of SaaS LIMS.
CloudPath™, with standard enterprise grade LIMS capabilities, is a unique platform to support Lab data, Pathologists data as well as Patient data which smoothens the work flow. Built with all security standards, CloudPath™ is tested to meet 75% code coverage standards. AJAX powered GUI framework allows instant customization along with customized static content and page layouts while backend on database.com provides secure environment to store and manage image data which can be further rescaled with integrated tele-pathology solution. Implementation of Salesforce.com authentication & authorization framework with single sign-on configuration grants a secure system over cloud.
Along with features of an enterprise based LIMS, flexibility, economy and security, CloudPath™ offers a distinct approach to instant vertical scaling capabilities to include Patient Information System, Disease Management System and many more. CloudPath™ with JEEV™ Image Management System is a complete Digital Pathology Informatics solution with direct-from-instrument data acquisition, management, visualization, analytics and collaboration capabilities.