Computer Programming Software Terms, Glossary and Dictionary
LIS: Laboratory Information System
Laboratory information system (LIS) is a class of software which handles storing information generated by laboratory processes. These systems often must interface with instruments and other information systems such as hospital information systems (HIS). An LIS is a highly configurable application which is customized to facilitate a wide variety of laboratory workflow models. Deciding on an LIS vendor is a major undertaking for all but the smallest labs.