Jamaica Ministry of Health Selects
STARLIMS for Nationwide Public
Hollywood, Florida (April 18, 2007) -- STARLIMS Corporation, a
leading global vendor of LIMS (Laboratory Information Management
Systems), announced today that its entirely web-based LIMS will be
implemented by the Ministry of Health of Jamaica.
Advanced LIMS for Timely Response to Public Health Issues
The US $1 million LIMS solution will create a public health
information network for various laboratories, the nationwide blood
bank and the Comprehensive Health Center. In so doing, it will help
improve diagnostic capacity and accelerate delivery of lab results
to physicians and point-of-care facilities.
The new LIMS will also promote information sharing across the public
health network. By providing relevant and up-to-date information to
decision-makers, it will facilitate timely response to emerging
public health issues. By providing a solid public health information
management infrastructure, it will support the Ministry's ongoing
actions to control the spread of HIV/AIDS.
"We are delighted to participate in this important initiative of the
Jamaican Health Ministry," said Itschak Friedman, CEO of STARLIMS
Corporation. "We are committed to delivering a state-of-the-art
solution, which will help the Health Ministry achieve its crucial
public health objectives." Friedman emphasized STARLIMS's commitment
to public health networks, noting that the company has almost 30
implementations in public health agencies around the world.
Jamaican Minister of Health Horace Dalley (left) signs the
contract in the Ministry's offices in Kingstown. At right is
STARLIMS CEO Itschak Friedman.© Jamaica Information Services.
IT is Essential to Health Care
At the signing of the agreement, Horace Dalley, Health Minister of
Jamaica was reported to have said, "You cannot in this day and age
deliver good healthcare to your people unless you have a backbone in
information technology to support that. You need nurses, doctors and
other health professionals; you need facilities that must be
state-of-the-artóbut all of that will still keep you in the past
unless you are able to put in a good information technology system."
Funding from the World Bank and the Jamaican Government
The system is being jointly funded by the World Bank and the
Jamaican Government through its National HIV/STI Control Prevention
Program and will be initially implemented at the National Public
Health Lab (NPHL) and National Blood Transfusion Service (Blood
Bank). Another three labsóthe Victoria Jubilee Hospital Cross Match
Lab, the Kingston Public Hospital Emergency Lab and the
Comprehensive Health Centerówill be integrated within a year.
About STARLIMS Corporation
STARLIMS Corporation is a leading global provider of laboratory
information management systems (LIMS). Full-featured and highly
flexible, the company's LIMS solutions deliver complete traceability
leading to regulatory compliance, without compromising process
versatility. STARLIMS Corporation has a 20-year track record of
future-proofing its customers' investments, be they new LIMS
solutions or conversions of legacy systems. The company's global
customer base includes organizations in the public health,
pharmaceutical, forensic, chemical, food and beverage, environmental
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