October 13, 2021
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 19, Issue 41


In This Issue

 Featured Books

LIMSjournal - Laboratory Technology Special Edition

 Featured Content

10/13/2021 - Xybion to Present Unified Preclinical R&D Solution and Intelligent Digital Pathology Solutions at the 2021 AALAS National Meeting

Xybion will be showcasing its industry leading end-to-end animal-centric research software that unifies management of veterinary care, vivarium, facilities, IACUC, studies, compliance, billing, and reporting with powerful analytics in this year’s AALAS National Meeting from October 17-21, 2021.  [Read More]

10/13/2021 - Why the laboratory technician shortage is worse now and how to lessen the sting

This new wave of COVID era employee shortage sweeping the United States is nothing new for the laboratory profession. From forensic science to clinical diagnostic, every laboratory industry has felt the staffing shortage sting over the years in one way or another.

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10/13/2021 - Which Type of Integration is the Right One: Direct or Indirect?

In previous posts, we’ve talked about the importance of integrations for clinical diagnostic labs. Integrations can help labs improve business performance, reduce the risk of errors, and boost productivity. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the differences between direct and indirect integrations.
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10/13/2021 - SCC Soft Computer’s Blood Bank Product Receives 510(k) Clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

SCC Soft Computer’s SoftDonor.web™ version received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). SoftDonor.web™ has enhanced features to increase productivity in the laboratory while maintaining compliance with safety regulations.

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10/13/2021 - Autoscribe Demonstrates Matrix Gemini LIMS v6.0 at Lab Innovations

Matrix Gemini LIM Sv547 May20 Desktop Web 40yrs Celebrating 40 years in business this year, Autoscribe Informatics will be demonstrating Matrix Gemini LIMS v6.0 at the UK’s largest dedicated exhibition for laboratory professionals, Lab Innovations. V6.0 includes multiple enhancements ... [Read More]

 Journal Articles

09/28/2021 - Design of generalized search interfaces for health informatics

Using computer-based resources to find and retrieve healthcare information is increasingly common, whether it's the healthcare professional or a patient. But "search can be challenging, particularly for health informatics tasks that utilize large and complex document sets," notes Demelo and Sedig in their 2021 paper published in Information. This led the authors to examine the current state of healthcare informatics and develop an ontology-based search interface called ONTSI. Based on insights from previously published research on health informatics information retrieval, the authors discuss the criteria, design elements, and strategies they used to develop ONTSI. After explaining the results of their work, via a use case, the authors conclude that their tool "ONTSI supplies a generalized interface that supports users’ ability to plug-and-play their provided document sets and an ontology file as a mediating resource within the interface when performing their health informatics search tasks."

 Featured Jobs

2 days ago - Technical Sales Consultant

Autoscribe Informatics Inc. - Lakeville, MA 02347

Autoscribe Informatics is looking for a strong, well accomplished, Sales Consultant to join the sales team of our fast growing software and services informatics company.Autoscribe...


Health Informatics and Technology in Decision Making

This is a Doane University-created course that is released on the edX platform. The self-paced three-week course is designed to help learners "[g]ain an understanding of how healthcare informatics is deployed in diverse healthcare systems around the world." The course is free to take, with a Verified Certificate of completion available for $149. (The course is also part of a Healthcare Administration MicroMasters program.) The course requires on average five to ten hours a week of effort.

 Upcoming Webinars

10/19/2021 - Webinar: Implementing a Laboratory Test Under Emergency Use Conditions

10/20/2021 - A Universal Digital Data Integrity and Compliance Infrastructure for Data in Flight

11/09/2021 - Webinar: Leveraging Data Analytics to Streamline and Optimize Digital Image Management

 Featured Discussions

10/13/2021 - Does anyone use routerhosting services? are they any good?

10/06/2021 - How do you use technology to save time and automate some tasks in your laboratory?

10/06/2021 - Openchrom question

09/08/2021 - old plate reader help

08/24/2021 - Are These the Right Vendors for Our Project?


07/21/2021 - Best EHR Software for School?

 Upcoming Trade Events

11/04/2021 - IMED (International Society for Infectious Diseases) 2021

 Bid Opportunities

10/14/2021 - Registration of Interest: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Health and Environmental Services

10/15/2021 - Request for Proposals: Community Testing for COVID-19 (Re-Solicitation Effort)

10/18/2021 - Request for Information: National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

10/20/2021 - Request for Bids: COVID-19 Laboratory Testing Services

10/22/2021 - Expression of Interest: Develop a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the Solomon Island’s National Public Health Laboratory to Meet ISO/ IEC 17025 International Standards

11/04/2021 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the Pennsylvania Department of Health

11/29/2021 - Procurement Notice: Integrated Laboratory Information System

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Astrix Technology Group
International Society for Infectious Diseases
LabLynx, Inc.
OnQ Software
Abbott Informatics Corporation
Agilent SLIMS
Autoscribe / Autoscribe Informatics, Inc.
Blaze Systems Corporation
CSols Inc.
Caliber Infosolutions
Computing Solutions, Inc.
Kalleid, Inc.
LIMS Wizards
SCC Soft Computer
Semaphore Solutions
Strateos, Inc.
Sunquest Information Systems, Inc.
Xybion Corporation
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