February 28, 2018
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 16, Issue 9


In This Issue


7 Validation Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

Sample Manager LIMS Best Practices – Personal Folders

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

The Hidden Power of Barcodes

 Upcoming Webinars

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

03/15/2018 - Astrix Webinar – Navigating Global Regulations and Guidance around Data Integrity

 Journal Articles

Big data management for cloud-enabled geological information services

In this 2018 paper published in Scientific Programming, Zhu et al. review the state of big data in the geological sciences and provide context to the challenges associated with managing that data in the cloud using China's various databases and tools as examples. Using the term "cloud-enabled geological information services" or CEGIS, they also outline the existing and new technologies that will bring together and shape how geologic data is accessed and used in the cloud. They conclude that "[w]ith the continuous development of big data technologies in addressing those challenges related to geological big data, such as the difficulties of describing and modeling geological big data with some complex characteristics, CEGIS will move towards a more mature and more intelligent direction in the future."

Challenges and opportunities of big data in health care: A systematic review

In this 2016 article published in JMIR Medical Informatics, Kruse et al. of the Texas State University present the results of a systematic review of articles and studies involving big data in the health care sphere. From this review the team identified nine challenges and 11 opportunities that big data brings to health care. The group describes these challenges and opportunities, concluding that either way "the vast amounts of information generated annually within health care must be organized and compartmentalized to enable universal accessibility and transparency between health care organizations."
 Featured Books

Introductory Concepts to Testing Software

 Featured Discussions

02/20/2018 - Validation of prototyped systems

02/19/2018 - Not Sure How to Start Your HIPAA Security Program? This Hits it On the Head...

02/18/2018 - Treatment of Audit Trail during Data Migration

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

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


02/28/2018 - Pharmatech and TransMed Systems Announce Strategic Alliance

02/28/2018 - NovoPath, Inc. Announces Benefactor Sponsorship for the Lab Executive War College Conference

02/28/2018 - Advanced Laboratory Management System Now Available on a Global Scale

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

 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.

04/17/2018 - INTERPHEX 2018

05/15/2018 - Bio-IT World Conference and Expo 2018

 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 - Request for Information: LIMS Replacement

Become a Sponsor
CSols Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Autoscribe / Autoscribe Informatics, Inc.
LabLynx, Inc.
Abbott Informatics Corporation
Blaze Systems Corporation
ApolloLims / Common Cents Systems, Inc.
Computing Solutions, Inc.
Astrix Technology Group
Psyche Systems

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