Pathology services are widely seen as an area where information and communication technologies (ICT) can have a major impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery.1 They are information-intense bodies that provide services across primary, secondary and tertiary care and are responsible for leveraging 60-70% of all critical decision-making involving patient admission, discharge and medication choice.2

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