February 21, 2018
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 16, Issue 8


In This Issue


Abbott Informatics STARLIMS Clinical Solution Helps Precision Diagnostics Achieve Compliance And Retain Customers

The Hidden Power of Barcodes

 Upcoming Webinars

02/22/2018 - Practical Enterprise Architecture for the Laboratory

03/01/2018 - Webinar: A Guide for Laboratory Systems Management, Part 4: LIMS/LIS, ELN, SDMS, IT & Education

 Journal Articles

Evidence-based design and evaluation of a whole genome sequencing clinical report for the reference microbiology laboratory

Reporting isn't as simple as casually placing key figures on a page; significant work should go into designing a report template, particularly those reporting specialized data , like that found in the world of pathogen genomics. Crisan et al. of the University of British Columbia and the BC Centre for Disease Control looked for evidence-based guidelines on creating reports for such a specialty — specifically for tuberculosis genomic testing — and couldn't find any. So they researched and created their own. This 2018 paper details their journey towards a final report design, concluding "that the application of human-centered design methodologies allowed us to improve not only the visual aesthetics of the final report, but also its functionality, by carefully coupling stakeholder tasks, data, and constraints to techniques from information and graphic design."

Clinical note creation, binning, and artificial intelligence

This brief viewpoint article by Deliberato et al. looks at the state of note taking in electronic health records (EHRs) and proposes that EHR developers look to artificial intelligence (AI) components to improve note taking and other tasks in their software. Not only would AI improve note taking, they argue, but "AI would provide helpful suggestions to the user about what information is available and how it might influence the next course of action. AI could also function to emphasize or deemphasize certain elements of the record, based on previous results, external databases, and knowledge networks."
 Featured Books

HIPAA Compliance - LII 007

 Featured Discussions

02/17/2018 - User Access Management for GXP applications, instruments

02/15/2018 - What do Security Architects Need to Know about Blockchain?

02/15/2018 - insecure health apps

02/13/2018 - Oops, didn't shred

02/11/2018 - UNCERTAINTY


02/21/2018 - Tech Company News published an article about SLIMS

02/21/2018 - SLIMS 6.1 is released !

02/21/2018 - XIFIN to Present with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital on Building a Profitable Analytics-Driven Laboratory Outreach Business at HIMSS18

02/14/2018 - An Effective Solution to Data Integrity Issues

 Upcoming Trade Events

03/05/2018 - HIMSS 2018

03/15/2018 - Laborama 2018

03/18/2018 - ARABLAB The Expo 2018

03/20/2018 - Paperless Lab Academy 2018

Once again, we´re setting the stage for discussions on strategies and implementation of 21th century technologies in the laboratory. We´ll discuss about the key milestones to generate solid business insights from the laboratory. Connect with colleagues who share similar operational issues as you have. Learn about user´s case studies and how they are deployed into their processes. Discover the informatics trends from cutting-edge thought leaders. Be in the know about the last informatics tools and methodologies in a creative and productive atmosphere.
 Bid Opportunities

03/07/2018 - Medical Examiner's Office Case Management Solution - Request for Proposal

The purpose of this document is to solicit proposals from qualified contractors in order to obtain a third party solution that replaces the current system, addresses the needs of the Medical Examiner’s Office and best fulfills the requirements detailed in this RFP document. The services provided by the selected contractor shall include: implementation, post-implementation, maintenance and on-going support.

03/14/2018 - Request for Proposal: Analytical Services of Water and Solid Samples

03/16/2018 - LIMS Replacement - Request for Information

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Astrix Technology Group
Psyche Systems

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