August 1, 2018
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 16, Issue 31


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

08/08/2018 - Join LABTrack for a Free On-Line Webinar: KPI for Contract Labs

08/22/2018 - Webinar: Overcoming Critical LabWare Code Management Challenges


Using Automated Tools to Regression Test LIMS

Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) are an important part of any modern laboratory. It is vitally important that any LIMS in operation function properly and reliably to ensure both data integrity and regulatory compliance. As such, a thorough computer system validation (CSV) plan should be developed and executed as part of any LIMS implementation project to confirm that the system is functioning as expected.

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 Featured Discussions

07/24/2018 - How big a deal is FDA's Case for Quality?

07/20/2018 - Cultivation licenses are leading the way

07/20/2018 - Grant Writing? Scientific Writing? Get our Expert's Tips.

07/19/2018 - Gates announces new funding for Alzheimer's research

07/17/2018 - The Medical Devices Group will be DESTROYED

 Journal Articles

Password compliance for PACS work stations: Implications for emergency-driven medical environments

Of course, keeping personal health information protected is important, but what challenges exist to this point in the highly busy and time-sensitive setting of the emergency medical setting? At the end of 2017 Mahlaola and van Dyk published an article on this topic in the South African Journal of Bioethics and Law that "argues that the minimum standards of effective password use prescribed by the information security sector are not suitable to the emergency-driven medical environment, and that their application as required by law raises new and unforeseen ethical dilemmas. " Using the picture archiving and communication system (PACS) as the primary focus, the authors collected survey responses from Johannesburg-based hospital and radiology departments. After analysis and discussion, they conclude that indeed some ethical quandary exists in the fight to protect patient data using passwords while also trying to save lives, particularly in settings where "seconds count."

Data science as an innovation challenge: From big data to value proposition

How best can we retrieve value from the rich streams of data in our profession, and introduce a solid, systematic process for analyzing that data? Here Kayser et al. describe such a process from the perspective of data science experts at Ernst & Young, offering a model that "aims to structure and systematize exploratory analytics approaches." After discussing the building blocks for value creation, they suggest a thorough process of developing analytics approaches to data analytics. They conclude that "[t]he process as described in this work [effectively] guides personnel through analytics projects and illustrates the differences to known IT management approaches."

A Guide for Management: Successfully Applying Laboratory Systems to Your Organization’s Work

This recorded Lab Informatics Tutorial series is designed as a management level view of laboratory systems and is appropriate for anyone planning, reviewing, or approving the acquisition of laboratory informatics. A background in science is not necessary to follow the presented material. Its purpose is to provide you with an understanding of how these technologies (Laboratory Information Management Systems, Electronic Laboratory Notebooks, Scientific Data Management Systems, Laboratory Execution Systems, Instrument Data Systems, and supporting technologies ) can be used to support/improve your labs operations, and the considerations that need to be taken into account before they are purchased.

07/31/2018 - Genohm specialists will contribute at the University of Côte d’Azur

07/31/2018 - Show Me the Data: Siemens Healthineers Showcases the Role of Digitalization in Solving Lab Challenges at AACC 2018

07/31/2018 - PPD Expands Central Labs’ Preclarus® Technology, Helping Clients Accelerate and Enhance Clinical Research Decision-Making

07/31/2018 - Rhodes Group Selects InterSystems HealthShare to Advance Laboratory Contribution to Patient Care

 Upcoming Trade Events

09/06/2018 - India Lab Expo

09/10/2018 - Smartlab Forum

09/12/2018 - Thailand Lab International 2018

09/17/2018 - Genome Informatics 2018

10/02/2018 - World of Technology & Science 2018

10/05/2018 - HIS 2018

10/31/2018 - Lab Innovations 2018

11/13/2018 - LIMS-Forum 2018

 Bid Opportunities

08/03/2018 - Request for Proposal: Engineering Analysis Laboratory Services

08/16/2018 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Replacement Project

08/31/2018 - Invitation to Bid: Laboratory Services New Jersey Department of Transportation

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