EQASRM

Reproductive Medicine QA

EQASRM provides an objective inter-lab comparison of clinical tests and laboratory assessments in the field of reproductive medicine.

It also provides a comprehensive and easy to use Internal Quality Control module that enables you to monitor, compare and improve lab performance.

The problem

The existing business process called for the manual processing of individual results returned from labs, including statistical calculations and graph generation, followed by distribution of the assessments. This process was carried out on a quarterly basis.

The solution

We developed a site to automate the entire process, allowing laboratories to submit results and later retrieve performance assessments online. Custom software was written to perform statistical analysis of results collected across laboratories, providing both numeric and graphical assessments. Labs are able to register via the website and are then send samples once a quarter. A mail notification system informs labs when they must submit results, as well as warning them when the submission deadline approaches. Once a lab's results are entered into the site, the software automatically calculates the statistical data and renders intuitive graphs. Labs are then able to quickly and easily compare their results with other member labs. The custom software we developed drastically reduces the amount of work required of EQASRM in each distribution and has allowed them to rapidly expand their business.