What are Middleware Rules?
Rules are a set of powerful tools for implementing customized processing of orders, results and related information between analyzers and the LIS. Rules can be thought of as sophisticated, user-definable, filters that scan order and/or result messages for specific content, then execute a defined action or series of actions.
At their simplest, rules can offer an easy yet powerful method to handle tasks that currently require a workaround or manual intervention. At their optimum, rules can provide an autoverification environment in which most results are automatically released and others are flagged for manual intervention by laboratory staff (review by exception). Perhaps the biggest advantage of middleware rules is that they are completely under the control of the customer and can be developed and modified at will.