December 17, 2019
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 17, Issue 50


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

01/28/2020 - Astrix Webinar – Supporting Your Laboratory Informatics Ecosystem with Laboratory Informatics as a Service (LIaaS)

 Featured Books

LIMSpec 2019-r1 Edition

 Journal Articles

Implementing a novel quality improvement-based approach to data quality monitoring and enhancement in a multipurpose clinical registry

The clinical registry is an important tool in assisting those affected by rare diseases. Using observational study methods, the registry collects and assists with analysis of data related to a particular disease or condition, helping to serve researchers and their policies towards helping the afflicted. While studies have been performed on the "fit for use" nature of registry data, data quality studies of registries using specific quality improvement approaches have been fewer. Pratt et al. give their take on a quality improvement scheme for registries in this 2019 paper, tapping into the significant data generated by the ImproveCareNow (ICN) Network and its goal of improving outcomes of pediatric and adolescent inflammatory bowel diseases. After going through their methodology, the authors conclude that data quality improvement campaigns, particularly those that include support for training and tools, can improve "the completeness and consistency" of registry data, and by extension resulting "in a higher level of confidence when accessing the data for various purposes, including clinical decision making."
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Laboratory Technology Management & Planning

This document is based on a presentation delivered by chemist and automation consultant Joe Liscouski at the 2nd Annual Lab Asset & Facility Management in Pharma 2019 conference held in San Diego, CA, on October 22nd, 2019. It is not a verbatim transcript, but an expansion of the material presented. The presentation addressed the importance of effective technology management and planning within scientific work. With improved technology management and planning, "[t]hat work should yield better organized systems, reduced costs, better workflows, and improved ROI. How do you go about it? That is what we’ll start to address in this material."

A Guide for Management: Successfully Applying Laboratory Systems to Your Organization’s Work

This recorded Lab Informatics Tutorial series is designed as a management level view of laboratory systems and is appropriate for anyone planning, reviewing, or approving the acquisition of laboratory informatics. A background in science is not necessary to follow the presented material. Its purpose is to provide you with an understanding of how these technologies (Laboratory Information Management Systems, Electronic Laboratory Notebooks, Scientific Data Management Systems, Laboratory Execution Systems, Instrument Data Systems, and supporting technologies ) can be used to support/improve your labs operations, and the considerations that need to be taken into account before they are purchased.
 Featured Discussions

12/10/2019 - I am an instrument vendor and I have a question regarding data standard

12/10/2019 - Thoughts on hiring scientific freelancers

12/06/2019 - Seeking for connectathon Europa 2020 partners

12/05/2019 - Mindray BC3600 and LIS connection problem

11/13/2019 - ELN Usage


Benefits and Best Practices for Integrating Laboratory Instruments with LIMS


12/16/2019 - Roche and Fortelinea to co-market software solutions in US to improve workflow in histology research labs

12/16/2019 - Experience Convenience Like Never Before with the Verso® Q20 Automated Sample Storage System

12/11/2019 - Biosero Acceleration Lab Demonstrates Most-Advanced Lab Automation Experiences in Pharmaceutical, Life Science and Research

12/11/2019 - Intermountain Healthcare Selects PierianDx Clinical Genomics Solution

12/10/2019 - Autoscribe Informatics Announces New President, North American Operations

12/10/2019 - Thermo Fisher Scientific to Bring One-Day Genomic Profiling to Hematology Oncology

 Upcoming Trade Events

01/23/2020 - International Conference on Health and Medical Informatics Systems 2020

01/25/2020 - SLAS2020

 Bid Opportunities

12/19/2019 - Request for Information: DAFM-Request for Information for LIMS

12/23/2019 - Request for Information (RFI) - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

12/31/2019 - Presolicitation: LIMS software programming and management services

12/31/2019 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Quality Assurance Testing of Cannabis

02/17/2020 - Request for Bids: Laboratory Information Management System for Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine

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Computing Solutions, Inc.
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Paperless Lab Academy
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