Medical University of South Carolina Partners with iLab Solutions to Streamline Core Facility Operations, Boost Efficiency and Save Money

In an era of decreased funding for research, MUSC streamlines the business operations of its diverse group of shared resources by partnering with core facility management software company, iLab Solutions.

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MUSC selects iLab Solutions to streamline its research resources.

We selected iLab over competing software packages based on its flexible capabilities for use with a diverse group of cores in scheduling instrument use, tracking use, billing, generating reports and potential to save time and money.

Charleston, SC and Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 25, 2013

Two years after beginning their investigation of vendors of core facility management systems, MUSC’s review committee unanimously selected iLab Solutions’ web-based system to streamline its research resources.

"From the standpoint of a growing academic medical center managing a diverse group of shared resources, we selected iLab over competing software packages based on its flexible capabilities for use with a diverse group of cores in scheduling instrument use, tracking use, billing, generating reports and potential to save time and money,” stated Dr. Steven A. Rosenzweig, associate director of shared resources, Hollings Cancer Center and Infrastructure Committee chair, MUSC College of Medicine.

Heather Lorenz, iLab Solutions vice president of business development, celebrates the partnership. “We are delighted that MUSC, one of the nation’s leading medical research institutes, has selected iLab’s system to meet their shared facility business needs.”

iLab Solutions is the leader in providing software for core facility management, offering B2B solutions to research institutions worldwide. More than 75 leading research institutions in eight countries rely on iLab, including 25 of the top 50 NIH funded research institutions in the United States.

Three core facilities at MUSC’s Hollings Cancer Center, (the only National Cancer Institute designated center in the state), kicked off the project. Twelve more cores across MUSC will follow this initial wave and others are scheduled to come online in the future. iLab’s system will also integrate with MUSC’s identity management, billing, and other relevant applications.

Lorenz says, “Using a uniform request and billing management interface that integrates with other platforms will enhance the ability for MUSC researchers to collaborate across campus. Additionally, research administrators will have insight into core usage and increase recharge capture with charges and credits posting directly to the general ledger.”

ABOUT MUSC:
Founded in 1824 in Charleston, The Medical University of South Carolina is the oldest medical school in the South. Today, MUSC continues the tradition of excellence in education, research, and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and residents, and has nearly 13,000 employees, including approximately 1,500 faculty members. As the largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $1.7 billion. MUSC operates a 750-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized Children's Hospital, the Ashley River Tower (cardiovascular, digestive disease, and surgical oncology), Hollings Cancer Center (one of 66 National Cancer Institute designated centers) and a leading Institute of Psychiatry. For more information on academic information or clinical services, visit http://www.musc.edu. For more information on hospital patient services, visit http://www.muschealth.com. For more information about research at MUSC, visit http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/research/.

ABOUT ILAB SOLUTIONS:
iLab Solutions is the leading provider of core facility management solutions to academic research institutions, with customers that include leading universities, research hospitals, independent institutes, and government labs. iLab’s suite of web-based tools for academic research management include core facility service request management, enhanced sample management, equipment reservation and usage tracking, billing and invoicing, reporting, and lab requisitioning and spend tracking tools. Based in Boston, iLab has team members and customers across the US, Canada, and Europe.

For information about iLab Solutions, visit http://www.ilabsolutions.com.

For more information on iLab’s Core Facility Management software, please contact Alicia Cravens at alicia.cravens[at]ilabsolutions.com.