November 14, 2018
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 16, Issue 46


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

11/16/2018 - A Structured Approach to Implementing a LIMS

11/28/2018 - Adding significant enhancements while maintaining your current STARLIMS implementation

12/04/2018 - Webinar: Advancements in Healthcare: Interoperability, Data Exchange, and More

 Journal Articles

Privacy preservation techniques in big data analytics: A survey

So much data is being collected from healthcare recipients, online banking users, online shoppers, and more, and what's worse is we're often letting companies do it without reading the terms of use, according to Rao et al. in this 2018 paper. So what can be done to better preserve our data privacy? The authors first look at four major threats to our data privacy (surveillance, disclosure, discrimination, and personal embracement and abuse), then delve into seven different techniques for preserving the privacy of our data. Giving their pros and cons, the authors finally propose a hybrid solution revolving around the concept of the "data lake" and privacy preserving algorithms.

A review of the role of public health informatics in healthcare

This brief article published in Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences in 2017 looks at public health informatics (PHI) from the perspective of a researcher in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Aziz discusses the concept of PHI and then looks at the various surveillance systems within PHI. Later he delves into the challenges provided by paper-based systems and how electronic systems can alleviate them. He closes with a discussion of PHI in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and concludes that various "applications and initiatives are currently available to meet the growing needs for faster and accurate data collection methods" in the country, as well as around the world.
 Featured Books

Health Information Technology for the Physician Office Lab (POL)

 Featured Discussions

10/31/2018 - LIMS that are SAML or OIDC Complaint

10/26/2018 - Computerised System Periodic Review

10/11/2018 - ISO 17025- 7.8.4 Specific requirements for calibration certificates

10/10/2018 - IOT application in Laboratory

09/29/2018 - Archive CDS data from empower


Expediting Veterinary Laboratory Testing

How Business Process Analysis Can Benefit Your Lab Informatics Project

A LIMS is an Investment, not a Financial Drain

Saving Costs with LIMS


11/14/2018 - ACL Laboratories, One of the Largest Health System Labs in the U.S., Installs Visiun's Performance Insight® Lab Analytics for Improved Operational & Financial Performance

11/14/2018 - LIMSABC Presents Novel LIMS Technology For Public Health Facilities

11/14/2018 - New, Complete NGS Workflow Helps Food Businesses Combat Food Fraud

 Upcoming Trade Events

02/11/2019 - HIMSS 2019

03/02/2019 - SLAS2019

03/14/2019 - Laborama 2019

03/17/2019 - Pittcon

03/26/2019 - Forum LABO Paris

04/02/2019 - INTERPHEX 2019

 Bid Opportunities

11/27/2018 - Sugar Land Lab Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Upgrade

Solicitation ID: 582-18-82488 Response Due Date: 11/27/2018 Response Due Time: 2:00 PM Days Solicited: 21+ Days for Solicitation Notice Solicitation Posting Date: 10/23/2018 Solicitation Description: To provide an analysis of the lab processes and to upgrade the Sugar Land Laboratory’s Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) including software and hardware upgrades. Specifically, this includes an Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) system to allow for a more automated environment and reduce the Lab’s paper-based process. The ELN must be able to replace paper bench sheets, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and allow for the design and configuration of electronic forms. The ELN must integrate with the current laboratory information management system (LIMS) platform (Labworks). The work under this Contract must be completed no later than August 31, 2019.

11/27/2018 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), City of Eugene

11/28/2018 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Information System

11/28/2018 - Request for Tender: Laboratory Information Management System for IAS Laboratories

12/03/2018 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory and Reagent Services for City Water Facilities

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