Earlier this year, specialist groups from ESHRE and Alpha met to discuss indicators for use in monitoring ART lab performance.
The resulting Vienna consensus report recommended twelve key performance indicators (KPIs) that can be used to help laboratories measure their overall clinic performance.
The ability to track various areas of lab performance, and possible contributing factors, is therefore important if clinics are to continue exceeding competency and benchmark levels.
ART Quality management system
RI Witness is an ART management system that helps prevent potential errors and manages activities within IVF laboratories. Using RFID (radio frequency identification) technology, it can be used as a versatile quality control tool to oversee large or small teams, high volumes of work, data collection, auditing, and accountability.
The system has an analytics function that enables you to dig deeper into numbers and statistics, providing a detailed picture of how you can improve your IVF lab quality control. The incorporation of a workflow management module allows individual performance records within a clinic to be analyzed and compared against each other.
The software enables analysis of performance indicators (PIs) related to timings and duration of procedures such as denudation, insemination, fertilization check, media changes and morphological analysis of embryos.
As it is a bespoke system, tailored to suit each clinic’s standard operating procedures (SOPs), the following examples illustrate a selection of ways the analytics function can be used to your advantage.
Track procedure times
Identifying how long it takes for staff members to undertake particular procedures may help uncover a contributing factor towards a drop in fertilization rates, for example: