Anatomic pathology has historically relied on manual systems of tracking and data collection. While many laboratory information systems (LIS) provide rudimentary data on cases, tissue blocks and slides, they fail to report data in such a way as to be useful in real-time decision making. This is evident when trying to find a missing block or slide, or when trying to establish the best use of staffing for a particular time period of the day (AP volumes can widely fluctuate from day to day.) Bar coding and tracking can be used to capture and manage data as well as help histology create standard work in its processes. We believe these process changes realize efficiencies to aid the histology staff in completing the work in a standard and safe way.