May 1, 2019
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 17, Issue 18


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

05/08/2019 - A Structured Approach to Implementing a LIMS


05/22/2019 - Prepare for a Successful LabVantage LIMS Implementation

06/12/2019 - Ensuring ISO 17025:2017 compliance in your Laboratory

 Journal Articles

What is the meaning of sharing: Informing, being informed or information overload?

From software development companies to pharmaceutical manufacturers, businesses, governments, and non-profit entities alike are beginning to adopt tools meant to improve communication, information sharing, and productivity. In some cases, this takes the form of an enterprise social media platform (ESMP) with chat rooms, discussion boards, and file repositories. But while this can be beneficial, adding a focused attempt at sharing to work culture can create its own share of problems, argues Norwegian University of Science and Technology's Halvdan Haugsbakken, particularly due to varying definitions and expectations of what information "sharing" actually is. Using a case study of regional government in Norway, Haugsbakken found "when the end-users attempted to translate sharing into a manageable practice—as the basis for participation in a knowledge formation process—they interpreted sharing as a complicated work practice, with the larger consequence of producing disengaged users." This result "suggests a continued need for the application of theoretical lenses that emphasize interpretation and practice in the implementation of new digital technologies in organizations."

Introduction to Laboratory Informatics

This is a collection of free online introductory laboratory informatics courses developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL). The first two courses follow the journey of a specimen through the laboratory and explores the generation and transmission of data and results within and outside of the laboratory. A third course on laboratory informatics systems is in development. Participants can earn Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education® (P.A.C.E.®) credits upon completion.
 Featured Books

The Complete Guide to LIMS & Laboratory Informatics

 Featured Discussions

04/30/2019 - ELN implementation to a CRO

04/02/2019 - Problem of assigning sample position using LIS in Mindray BS-200

03/19/2019 - Spectro Scientific's Microlab 40 on-site oil analyzer


Highlights from the 2019 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo

LIMS and ELN Planning: Having the Right Non-Laboratory Team Members


05/01/2019 - Astrix Technology Group at 2019 BIOVIA User Conference

05/01/2019 - GraphPad Acquires Biomatters to Form Industry Leading Life Sciences Software Platform

05/01/2019 - Lonza’s Fully Automated Plate-Based Robotic Solution Enables Simple, Fast and Reliable Endotoxin Detection

05/01/2019 - Elsevier to work with phactMI to deliver a medical information solution for healthcare professionals

04/24/2019 - OnQ Software is Hiring!

 Upcoming Trade Events

05/19/2019 - ASCLD 2019 Symposium

05/19/2019 - International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics 2019

05/29/2019 - Canna West Summit 2019

06/03/2019 - APHL 2019

06/04/2019 - Infosecurity Europe 2019

06/11/2019 - HIMSS Europe 2019

 Bid Opportunities

05/09/2019 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System for Illinois Department of Public Health

05/15/2019 - Prior Information Notice: National Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

05/22/2019 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Information Management System for the City of Chandler

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Computing Solutions, Inc.
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