Big News for Little Patients as Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Advances its Pediatric Testing with the Atellica Solution
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, one of the oldest and most distinguished pediatric hospitals in the United States, became the first children’s hospital worldwide to install the Atellica® Solution1 immunoassay and clinical chemistry analyzers from Siemens Healthineers. The Atellica Solution, while housed out-of-sight from the hospital’s young patients, is revolutionizing the way in vitro diagnostic samples move around the laboratory so that physicians can get test results quickly.
More important than speed for these precious patients, however, is the amount of blood that needs to be drawn to run a test. As one of the nation's most well-respected children’s hospitals, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center must continue to look at ways that the laboratory can improve the patient experience. The Atellica Solution will allow the hospital to complete its routine testing panels while using a smaller sample size—always of significance to the parents of a newborn.
A substantial percent of the specimens received in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s laboratory are collected in small pediatric microtainers. Before the advent of the Atellica Solution, manual pre-analytical pediatric sample management created inefficiencies and delays in overall workflow. The solution’s capability for direct sampling is anticipated to help address these inefficiencies and is expected to improve productivity.
Thanks to a comprehensive testing menu, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center will replace three different chemistry and immunoassay analyzers with one Atellica Solution. By consolidating the number of testing platforms, the laboratory will drive a projected savings of more than $250,000 annually. Both the cost savings and the freed space are expected to enable the core laboratory to expand its reach and test offerings. The Atellica Solution from Siemens Healthineers offers Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center flexibility with its modular design and unique ability to customize configurations as Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s patient testing capacity grows.
“Well-respected institutions abroad and in the United States are adopting the Atellica Solution because of its versatility to address specialty and complex testing needs without sacrificing throughput and turnaround time,” said Andy Olen, Senior Vice President, Laboratory Diagnostics, North America, Siemens Healthineers. “We’re proud that the Atellica Solution is contributing to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s efforts to advance their pediatric testing capabilities.”
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1 Product availability varies by country.
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