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Medat takes position

Managing Director Stefan Henkelmann is pleased about the start of the completely new website:

“Both our customers and our employees as well as new customers should have the opportunity on the new homepage to find out more about Medat’s laboratory information system. The various modules such as order entry, blood depot or human genetics as well as the advantages of the LIS are presented.

We will publish further news articles on the homepage at regular intervals. One post includes, for example, the correct handling of wearing a face mask.

In addition, there will be a newsletter every three months which will provide information on current topics.

The first newsletter is expected to appear at the end of June 2020.

The new homepage was designed and implemented by the marketing experts at ST Design.

In the near future there will be the Medat Academy. Both Medat employees and external employees will be able to access the online academy.

The start will be the first quarter of 2021.

Managing Director of ST Design and Lecturer for Online Marketing Sascha Tominschek explains the concept behind the new look:

“With the realignment of Medat, the corporate identity has been revised in a conceptually innovative way.

We are pleased to present you the new website as the first unit of this overall concept.

The Medat website sets new standards in the area of ​​design and user guidance. It makes the versatile laboratory information system tangible and transparent.

The profitability of the individual modules is broken down in simple steps for the management level, the laboratory doctors and IT.

Furthermore, we work in close cooperation with the specialists from Medat to ensure that customers can use the software even more easily and intuitively. “

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Medat has been a medium-sized, independent and owner-managed company in the field of laboratory information systems for over 45 years.

Our employees guarantee existing and new customers optimal service and support.

The company takes care of over 100 satisfied customers in Germany and Austria.

With currently approx. 4000 connected measuring cells, including distribution robots, standalone devices and road systems from a program collection of meanwhile more than 150 different device drivers.

The system offers its own order entry with optimal support for preanalytics.

Reports are available in multiple languages.

Our customers include private laboratories, laboratory communities, laboratory specialists, universities and hospitals.

Medat is a member of the German Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, as well as the quality ring for medical software, and in the working groups LDT3 and 1LV.

The company is certified according to the quality management standard DIN EN ISO 9001.

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Changeover of VAT from 01.07.2020 – Important customer information

We have discussed the subject of “sales tax” internally and can provide you with a solution for private billing 1.7.2020 (ASCII, XML) if required. This consists of an update and an additional table to be maintained by your company, in which the information relevant for versions is stored in five columns (example see below). The VAT must be entered here in the cost unit. We need an own cost unit.
This definition table will also be used for the collective invoice. In all probability, we will be able to provide an update with a solution in mid-July at the earliest. The collective invoice program will use the same table for versioning the VAT rates. Please determine, independently of us, the cost units you are using, which are generated with a VAT rate and are used for VAT-charged invoices (collective, private invoices). If you do not have this yet, please create the cost units with us. There should be an entry in your table for each cost unit (analogous to the last three sample lines).

In the current program versions for 3.7, it will not yet be possible to mix different tax rates (19%, 16%) on one invoice. Therefore, the relevant billing periods should be selected accordingly if this condition occurs. The respective program will check for this condition and should terminate with a message if such a condition occurs.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the offsetting of VAT occurs most frequently in the collective invoice. There, however, the date is printed appropriately delimited anyway. Only latecomers in billing (subsequent change from “private” to “collective bill) can cause problems here and force a separate bill after the transition.

This means: You must always enter “07/01/2020” for future collective invoices with the “from date”.
Latecomers from previous quarters must then be billed separately, for example through “01/01/2020 – 06/30/2020”.

Private orders that have to be charged with VAT are usually individual orders that do not result in any excess within an invoice. Private invoices with different tax rates (based on the time of acceptance or import) processed within a billing run (XML private billing: “Ticket”) are no problem and should be appropriately assigned to the versioning.
If the order data of the same private invoice requires different tax rate versions, the program will issue a warning (XML private billing: red cross at the end of the ticket line), name the patient with errors in the error text, exclude them from the current billing, but generally continue the billing.

The patient must then be treated separately over a time division.

Please also clarify with your accounting department what exactly you need for the changeover.

We ask you to carry out the tests of the programs necessary for the update as soon as possible and on your own, as the short deadline requires quick action.
Changes to layouts will probably also be necessary in which the tax rate appears as a text constant in the layout. This applies to all billing variants. These text constants are replaced by the tax rates used in the case.

Our accounting colleagues will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Successful conversion of the Staber laboratory in Munich

The implementation of the Medat laboratory information system in the Staber laboratory in Munich was implemented punctually on July 1st, 2020. This enables Labor Staber to react in good time to legal requirements such as the VAT reduction, the introduction of Muster 10C and Muster OEGD.

The implementation went smoothly, as the functionality of the system was validated and verified by the laboratory in advance by means of a test operation with a mirrored productive system.

Despite the particular challenge of the hygiene regulations – due to Corona – the project was successfully implemented. We would like to thank the employees of Labor Staber and the Medat company for the constructive and successful cooperation and look forward to a joint, successful future.

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GOfax.IP – pilot project by Medat and the Gonicus company

In a pilot project by Medat and Gonicus, the GOfax.IP module was successfully implemented and put into routine operation with our joint customer Labor Berlin Charité Vivantes GmbH.

With this implementation it is possible to combine the topics of e-mail and fax with modern IT. Above all, the module offers laboratory operators economical and reliable communication, as well as seamless integration into the laboratory information system through open standards. The technology behind the GOfax.IP module is a greatly reduced FreeSwitch installation for processing the SIP protocol and receiving the IP fax. The processed data is then transmitted to HylaFAX in the appropriate format. This virtualizes classic fax servers and creates scalable HA environments.

Even if fax has apparently lost its importance in the age of digitization, a closer look shows that it is still widely used in everyday business life. Due to the current corona situation, for example, thousands of findings were faxed to the health authorities. The GOfax.IP module manages to combine the fax medium, which at first glance seems obsolete, with e-mail effectively and inexpensively in order to guarantee economical communication, especially with many channels.

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Cooperation between Medat and K&P – full service for your laboratory

The cooperation between Medat Laborinformationssysteme and K&P Computer from Wiesbaden has existed since 2012: while Medat provides the laboratories with secure laboratory software, K&P offers up-to-date and reliable hardware for everyday laboratory work.

This enables us to offer the customer a comprehensive overall package, which consists of fully configured hardware and laboratory-specific software.

In addition, we at Medat carry out the data migration from the old system to the new server remotely if required.

Medat continues to go into the future with K&P Computer as a strong partner, because:

The cooperation between Medat and K&P will continue to mean a full-service solution for our laboratory customers in the future.

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Medat certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001: 2015

Customer satisfaction has always played an extremely important role for Medat Laborinformationssystem.

Therefore, Medat has been certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001: 2015 since 1996.
This is a standard for quality management systems (QMS) and an international standard that Medat has been certified by the Association for Quality Assurance and Certification for Medium-Sized Enterprises (QVZ e.V.). The certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001: 2015 is supported by TÜV SÜD.

By introducing a QMS, we can continuously improve our processes in order to constantly meet our customer requirements and thus to maximize customer satisfaction. Proof of the QMS was provided by Medat Labor Information System in an audit.

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New Coronavirus Surveillance Ordinance of the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG)

The Coronavirus Surveillance Ordinance (CorSurV) has been in force since January 19, initially until October 31, 2021. In order to get a better overview of the variants of the coronavirus circulating in Germany, laboratories are to increasingly carry out full genome sequencing. The maximum possible number of whole genome sequencing per laboratory depends on the nationwide number of new infections in the previous calendar week. If this number exceeds 70,000, up to five percent of the samples tested positive can be sequenced. With a lower number of new infections, the limit increases to up to ten percent.

All information from the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians can be found here:

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Medat customer “Labor Koblenz” detects mutations of the corona virus by means of PCR tests

The corona pandemic is still omnipresent in Germany. Medat laboratory information system works together with our customers to counter current challenges.

The long-standing Medat customer “Labor Koblenz” has been working to the limit for almost a year due to the corona tests. Now the employees of the laboratory are facing a new major challenge: new, highly infectious mutations of the virus.

Mutations can now be detected much faster by using PCR tests. What used to take up to five days now takes around 24 hours. 44 mutations were found in 574 cases, 41 times the English variant and three times the variants from Brazil / South Africa.

The new mutation PCR method saves the researchers in our laboratories a great deal of time compared to genome sequencing. The medical director of the microbiology of the “Labor Koblenz”, Dr. Thomas Mertes, is convinced that the PCR test helps to prevent the further spread of the corona variants.

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Fit and sustainable at work – Medat uses JobRad

Cycling is booming! Cycling is mobility, health program, active climate protection and fun rolled into one.

The health of our employees and sustainability are particularly important to us at Medat. That is why we have been offering our team bicycles for commuting and leisure time since the beginning of 2020.

The Freiburg company JobRad GmbH ( is a company bike model that we especially like. The principle works in a similar way to leasing a company car: Medat employees can easily and conveniently obtain their desired bike from the company.

Betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagement (BGM) is an important topic in German companies. Just like JobRad, Medat believes that with the help of JobRad employees are happier, more motivated and therefore more productive.

More sustainability and healthy employees are goals that Medat has set itself. At this point we would like to thank all employees for their many years of commitment and great work:

Medat says THANK YOU!

Medat, Laborsoftware Hersteller, testet Schülerinnen und Schüler mit Lolli-Test auf Corona in NRW

PCR pool tests (lollipop test) in North Rhine-Westphalia

Since May 10, schoolchildren in North Rhine-Westphalia have been tested for the corona virus with so-called “lollipop tests”. These are simple saliva tests that are carried out twice a week in the study groups.

The tests are then carried out by our customer “Labor Dr. Wisplinghoff ”in Cologne.

PCR pool testing is simple and age-appropriate: the students suck on a swab for 30 seconds, similar to a lollipop. It is much more pleasant to perform than throat and nose swabs, and therefore ensures greater acceptance by the participating students.

Finally, the samples from all the children in a study group are brought together and stored as an anonymous collective sample in the “Labor Dr. Wisplinghoff ”analyzed and evaluated. The PCR method provides a very reliable test result.

The tests will initially be carried out until the summer vacation. All primary schools, special schools and schools with primary level in North Rhine-Westphalia have the opportunity to take part in the project.

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