HORIZON LIMS in Clinical, Drug Toxicology and Pain Management Laboratories

HORIZON® is an enterprise-wide LIMS/LIS application for managing the analytical and administrative work required to process clinical, drug toxicology (drugs of abuse), pain management, forensics, and related bioanalytical test specimens.

HORIZON is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant and supports HL7 interfacing, including bidirectional interfaces to clinical analyzers and full integration with medical/third-party billing and insurance reporting systems (for HCFA, now CMS -- the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). The customizable billing system interface exchanges two types of HL7 messages: Patient Administration (ADT), which includes patient demographics and patient insurance coverage; and Financial Transaction (DFT), which includes billing and CPT codes. HORIZON also assures the privacy and security of individually identifiable health information, consistent with requirements of HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

HORIZON completely automates the scheduling and tracking of samples, collection of results from instruments, validity retest workflow, preparation of final client reports, report delivery, and generation of invoices. HORIZON was designed to streamline the operations of laboratories performing very high volume (thousands per day) and fast turnaround testing (under twenty-four hours) under the most stringent analytical, chain of custody, and quality control requirements—such as those specified by the FDA, CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments), SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, formerly NIDA), CAP (College of American Pathologists), DOT (Department of Transportation) and other regulators in the life sciences industry.

Drug Toxicology: Automate | Integrate | Deliver | Evolve

Cross-Section of Customers

Aegis Sciences Corporation is a toxicology laboratory specializing in forensic and healthcare services that provides science-driven testing and consulting for clients, such as professional and amateur sports organizations, leading college and university athletic programs, healthcare professionals, Fortune 500 companies, medical examiners, and government agencies throughout the United States.

NMS Labs
is a world-class, full-service, independent testing facility, staffed by nearly 200 highly trained scientists; including 15 doctoral level toxicologists, chemists, and criminalists. From their 66,000 square-foot headquarters in Willow Grove, PA, NMS staff conduct over 2,500 tests in the fields of clinical and forensic toxicology, DNA, and biopharmaceuticals.

Forensic Laboratories

Forensic Laboratories was established in 1986 to provide quantitive drug analysis for the criminal justice community. The organization has seen extensive growth since its inception, and now includes analysis of a large number of prescription drugs and their metabolites essential to the practice of pain management. Analysis is performed on thousands of urine and oral fluid specimens daily.

PAML is a medical reference laboratory serving physicians, hospitals, members of the community, employers, and other allied health professionals. Currently, PAML is ranked among the top clinical reference laboratories in the nation and is considered an industry leader in joint venture partnerships with community-based hospitals. PAML operates a state-of-the-art, full-service reference laboratory that provides a diverse range of testing services to over 100 hospitals throughout Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Alaska, and Wyoming. It is now the largest independent laboratory in the northwestern United States.
Pain Management Product Brief
What Users are Saying
"HORIZON LIMS manages our entire forensic drug testing operation, from accessioning through final reporting, statistical reporting, and invoicing. We are now able to automate so many things that our previous LIMS was unable to handle, in a fully regulatory-compliant environment. All of our GC/MS instrumentation is bi-directionally interfaced with HORIZON, and all of our reports, including the scanned custody forms, are automatically generated and transmitted by fax, web portal, or hardcopy."
Lab Manager/RP
St. Anthony Hospital/SSMHC