January 9, 2019
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 17, Issue 2


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

01/14/2019 - Free LABTrack Webinar – Justifying an ELN

01/23/2019 - Setting your LIMS Project up for success!

01/30/2019 - Webinar: Good Lab Practices

 Journal Articles

Codesign of the Population Health Information Management System to measure reach and practice change of childhood obesity programs

Attempting to implement a regional public health initiative affecting thousands of children is daunting enough, but collecting, analyzing, and reporting critical data that shows efficacy can be even more challenging. This 2018 article published in Public Health Research & Practice demonstrates one approach to such an endeavor in New South Wales Australia. Green et al. discuss the design and implementation of their Population Health Information Management System (PHIMS) to integrate and act upon data associated with not one but two related public health programs targeting the prevention of childhood obesity. The article also discusses some of the challenges with the project, from funding and training all 15 New South Wales local health districts to ensuring support across all the districts for consistent operation and security despite differing IT infrastructures. They conclude that despite the challenges, their award-winning PHIMS solution has been vital to the two programs' success.
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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

LIMSjournal - Winter 2018

 Featured Discussions

01/03/2019 - Vitros250

12/28/2018 - EPI = No PCR Sample Prep Needed!

12/10/2018 - LIMS in Ireland

11/26/2018 - EHR Interoperability Remains an Issue


FDA’s Guidance on Genetic Testing: What You Need to Know

How Much Does Not Having a LIMS Cost?


01/09/2019 - DNAnexus Powers Research and Analysis of Maize Genomes to Fuel Improvements in the World’s Most Important Grain

01/09/2019 - Cytek Biosciences Adds De Novo Software to Lineup of Advanced Flow Cytometry Systems

 Upcoming Trade Events

02/11/2019 - Software Design for Medical Devices

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

04/09/2019 - Paperless Lab Academy 2019

 Bid Opportunities

01/11/2019 - Request for Information: Learning Management System

01/15/2019 - Invitation to Bid: Lead Testing Laboratory Services for the Health Department

01/17/2019 - Request for Proposals: Assessment of Laboratory Information Management System Options for The National Air Pollution Surveillance (NAPS) Program

01/23/2019 - Invitation to Bid  - Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Electronic Laboratory Notebook application (ELN)

Florida Department of Agriculture Invitation to Bid  - Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Electronic Laboratory Notebook application (ELN) Invitation to Bid will be opened  at 02:00 P.M., January 23, 2019. http://www.myflorida.com/apps/vbs/vbs_www.ad_r2.view_ad?advertisement_key_num=144195  

01/31/2019 - New Hanover County Request for Proposals Laboratory Information System

The New Hanover County Public Health Department (herein known as NHCPH) located in Wilmington, NC, is currently accepting proposals to acquire, implement, and utilize a Laboratory Information System (LIS). The current need for a new LIS is due to aging architecture, Windows 10 incompatibility, and compatibility with General Electric’s (GE) Centricity Electronic Health Record (EHR) hosted system. Due: 5:00 P.M. EST, January 31, 2019 https://finance.nhcgov.com/purchasing-solicitation/open-and-closed-bids/  
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