July 24, 2019
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 17, Issue 30


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

08/06/2019 - Webinar: How The Cloud Can Accelerate HITRUST Certification

09/12/2019 - Astrix Webinar – Digital Data Strategy for the Lab

 Featured Books

The Complete Guide to LIMS & Laboratory Informatics

 Journal Articles

Heart failure and healthcare informatics

This brief perspective article by Anwar et al. of the BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science at University of Edinburgh examines the potential for using health informatics to improve heart failure outcomes in clinical settings. Noting "decompensated heart failure accounts for up to five percent of all acute unscheduled hospital admissions and has the longest length of stay of any cardiac condition," the authors remind readers that despite significant evidence-based practices backed by science, there continues to be a disconnect between those practices and actual clinical practice. They then turn to a 2019 cohort study of nearly 100,000 U.K patients to provide hints at how collecting, managing, and effectively using heart failure data in contemporary clinical practice can be beneficial to many. The authors conclude that "we need to collate healthcare data from across both primary and secondary care settings in real time and use robust methodology to evaluate major changes in clinical practice or policy decisions" and attempt to show a visual of what such a platform would look like.

Delivering a Data Warehouse in the Cloud

This is a Microsoft-created course that is released on the edX platform. The self-paced six-week course is designed to help learners "learn how to deploy, design, and load data using Microsoft's Azure SQL Data Warehouse." The course is free to take, with a Verified Certificate of completion available for $99. The course requires on average two to three hours a week of effort. Access to the class begins July 16.
 Featured Discussions


07/18/2019 - Equipment Alarm and/or Data Connections

07/04/2019 - Phd in clinical laboratory scientist schools

06/20/2019 - Lab Scope Requirements

05/23/2019 - Does anyone know of any software that is dedicated to collecting data from various instruments?


Benefits and Best Practices for LIMS Implementation in Cannabis Testing Labs

Best Practices for Implementing Informatics Systems for R&D Collaborations

Ease Concerns About DSHEA Updates in Your Nutraceutical Lab With a LIMS


07/24/2019 - Excelsior Diagnostics Implements LabOS LIS

07/24/2019 - Abbott Announces the Launch of STARLIMS Environmental Sciences Solution ES 3.1

07/17/2019 - ActivityBase and ActivityBase XE version 9.5 released

 Upcoming Trade Events

08/04/2019 - Clinical Lab Expo 2019

08/23/2019 - Context Sensitive Health Informatics (CSHI) 2019

09/25/2019 - Pharmaceutical IT Congress 2019

10/22/2019 - LIMS-Forum 2019

10/30/2019 - Lab Innovations 2019

11/07/2019 - NGS & Clinical Diagnostics Congress 2019

 Bid Opportunities

07/30/2019 - Request for Quote: Laboratory Information Management Software

07/31/2019 - Request for Responses: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

08/01/2019 - LIMS Solution Analysis

08/05/2019 - Request for Proposal: Development of an Appian Cloud-based Laboratory Information Management System

08/05/2019 - Request for Information: Enterprise Laboratory Information System (ELIMS) Annual Maintenance Agreement and Support Services

08/21/2019 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System for Illinois Department of Public Health

08/23/2019 - Request for Proposal: Ohio Department of Health Laboratory Information Management System

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

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