- Efficient and precise workflow.
- Genetic analysis with patient focus.
- Sharing knowledge confidently.
The BENCH software suite
BENCH software suite: functional overview
The Cartagenia Bench platform is a full-featured web-based database-backed solution geared at supporting interpretation of genomic variation in a clinical routine diagnostic context.
BENCH software helps you
BENCH software suite functional details
BENCH software helps you to reduce laboratory turn-around times
Accurate analysis and correct interpretation of test results is usually a difficult and time consuming task. By supporting an integrated phenotype input from clinics (to narrow down the field of search), speeding up the initial genetic variant filtering, and providing easy access to relevant public knowledge and the lab’s own case history, a very significant improvement in analysis and interpretation time can be realized (up to 50% faster in some cases).
The BENCH platform will not only speed up the clinical interpretation, it will also help you to standardize the process. This means your clinical work flow can be described in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and will assure a consistent reporting of test results.
BENCH software optimizes the analysis function at both lab and clinician level
BENCH helps clinicians to quickly and accurately select relevant information with which to focus on the primary task of confidently providing a clear and early diagnosis and good counseling.
Timely, accurate diagnosis allows tailored patient follow-up to start early, enables parents to adjust and necessary care decisions to be taken. Clinicians working with Cartagenia BENCH appreciate the standardized clinical interpretation tools, detection of similar prior cases, powerful candidate gene prioritization, and flexible reporting system. With BENCH at their fingertips, time otherwise spent on tedious literature and database review is freed up to focus on the task at hand.
BENCH software standardizes communication flows
Cartagenia BENCH streamlines the communication flows between the genetics lab and its customers, i.e., requesters of genetic tests, and supports setup of a paperless assay request work flow. It will help you to avoid additional paper work and administration. It will enable you to capture necessary clinical and request information at request time and in the correct format (through form validation).
By assisting the process of performing a request, the electronic forms make sure you get access to more and more valuable clinical information about a patient. It gives requesters a better insight into the progress of the work they requested. When the conclusions of a test are available they can be made available electronically via the referrer portal, again cutting out paper reports and winning time in making the report available to the requester, while assuring a secure communication of patient information.
BENCH software enables confident sharing of knowledge
BENCH’s standard patient information coding ensures data quality, integrity and compatibility across a consortium of laboratories, which opens the door to joint charting of benign genetic variation in specific, locally-relevant populations. The module automatically performs systematic comparisons between individual cases which can dramatically speed up the analysis of difficult cases. Also, BENCH’s data transfer formats allow efficient transfer of case information to public initiatives (DECIPHER, ISCA, ECARUCA, etc.) with minimal manual intervention.
BENCH software suite: technical overview
All BENCH Applications are web-based, intuitive and user-friendly software programs designed with the user in mind. Web-based means that no additional software installations are necessary. Any computer with an up-to-date browser can be used to log on and get you started right away.
Fully-hosted or on-site
All BENCH software is server-based and database-backed. Cartagenia offers its software either as a fully-hosted service or as an on-site installation.
In case of the fully-hosted service Cartagenia takes care of all server maintenance and updates, necessary security infrastructure and security certificate management, database and file backup, etc. while guaranteeing a maximum uptime of the service. We also deploy regular software and database updates and upgrades for you. The fully-hosted service can be made available to you in less than a week time.
In case of an on-site installation the BENCH Application of your choice is installed on an appointed server that is part of your local hospital infrastructure. In case of an on-site installation you are responsible for the operational management of both the server hardware and software, backup infrastructure, and the installed BENCH applications. Software and database updates and upgrades are provided to you on a regular basis for deployment on the server.
Cartagenia provides professional on-site training sessions. These training sessions consist of theory, demonstrations, and practical excercises with the BENCH software and will kick-start its use in your routine clinical work.
During the training session we take the time to set up and configure the BENCH software to optimally align with your current lab workflow and speed up introduction of the platform into you daily routine.
Upon request, certificates of the training can be provided.
Cartagenia is able to offer its customers first-class technical support through its dedicated team of highly skilled professionals. Be your question technical, scientific, or clinical our team members will be able to help you further, expand your knowledge of the BENCH software suite, and optimally align it with your needs in clinical genetic diagnosis.
We organize custom online presentations
The BENCH software suite contains a lot of functionality that is better seen than explained in words.
Do not hesitate to contact us for a custom online presentation and demonstration of the suite. We give many presentations to interested people. Depending on the time available to you, we can provide you with a short overview in 30 minutes, or a full-blown 2-hour demonstration.
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