November 10, 2021
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 19, Issue 45


In This Issue

 Featured Books

The Complete Guide to LIMS and Laboratory Informatics: 2021 Edition

 Featured Content

11/10/2021 - What is Enterprise Content Management?

ECM Market Trend AttributesEnterprise content management (ECM) is a type of software that helps organizations capture, store, activate, analyze, and automate unstructured business data into valuable information. ECM solutions can be deployed on-premises, in the cloud, or as a hybrid deployment. [Read More]

11/10/2021 - Autoscribe Informatics Appoints Katalysis Scientific Instrumentation as its Distributor for Matrix Gemini LIMS in Brazil

Autoscribe Informatics is delighted to announce that it has appointed Katalysis Scientific Instrumentation as its distributor in Brazil to sell, configure and support the Matrix family of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) products. [Read More]

11/10/2021 - Maximizing the Value of your Lab Data with Digital Transformation & Automation

The huge amounts of data that laboratories in every sector of industry generate are a key asset for an organization. Maximizing value from that asset is, however, a major challenge. Today’s laboratory environment is commonly stacked with many different types of instruments and software from multiple vendors. [Read More]

11/10/2021 - Choosing the Best LIMS: How to Apply an Effective Data-Driven Selection Process

Laboratories shopping for a LIMS may find themselves overwhelmed or unsure of how to navigate the market. Learn about an efficient 4-step data-driven process that ensures you select the most optimal LIMS for your lab.
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11/10/2021 - How Much Does a LIMS Cost?

Blog: How Much Does a LIMS CostAny organization that’s thinking about implementing a LIMS in their lab wants to know “How much does a LIMS cost?” This is a very good question. Coming up with an answer is more complicated than you might realize, and depends on what the best LIMS is for your situation. [Read More]

 Journal Articles

10/19/2021 - Use of middleware data to dissect and optimize hematology autoverification

In this 2021 journal article published in the Journal of Pathology Informatics, Starks et al. of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics present their case for the value of autoverification data evaluation despite the inherent challenges of extracting and analyzing data related to autoverification rules from informatics system. Noting that most autoverification rules were housed in their middleware solution and (and not the LIS, which would require additional fields currently not present), they examined instrument- and middleware-generated flags generated from "complete blood count (CBC) with white blood cell (WBC) count differential (Diff) and the 'a la carte' ordering of individual CBC components." Their analysis resulted in two significant changes to their autoverification rules related to those tests, resulting in "improved efficiency and lower rerun rates." However, these insights did come at some investment in time and resources, requiring third-party data retrieval methods and "extensive cleanup and formatting" of the data to actually identify flagged specimens. The authors conclude that these downsides highlight "opportunities for improvement in software tools that allow for more rapid and routine evaluation of autoverification parameters."

 Featured Jobs

3 weeks ago - Lab Informatics Project Manager

Agilent - Open to several locations in France and Belgium, Open .

We are looking for an Lab Informatics / IES Project Manager. As an Project Manager your will be responsible to deliver upon various projects, both internal and external,...

1 month 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...


Cybersecurity Risk Management

This is a Rochester Institute of Technology-created course that is released on the edX platform. The introductory eight-week course is designed to help learners "learn about the general information security risk management framework and its practices and how to identify and model information security risks and apply both qualitative and quantitative risk assessment methods." The course is free to take. A verified certificate of completion, via a Verified track from RIT, is available for $249 USD. (Note that the free Audit track expires March 1, 2022.)

 Upcoming Webinars

11/17/2021 - Webinar: GlaxoSmithKline STARLIMS Implementation Case Study

11/18/2021 - Lab Automation, Tomorrow's Reality is Starting Today

12/08/2021 - Webinar: Practical Aspects of Forensic Genetic and Genealogy & What It’s Revealing about the Criminal Justice System

12/09/2021 - Webinar: Justifying the Purchase of a LIMS

 Featured Discussions

10/27/2021 - Need a forex VPS!

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

 Upcoming Trade Events

11/16/2021 - Future Laboratory Informatics Forum

04/24/2022 - ASCLD 2022 Symposium

 Bid Opportunities

11/12/2021 - Request for Tenders: LIMS system for PET radiopharmaceuticals

11/19/2021 - Request for Proposals: LIMS Replacement

11/22/2021 - Request for Tenders: Information Systems for Laboratories in AFBI, NIEA and DAERA

11/25/2021 - Request for Tenders: Design, Supply, Delivery, Implementation and Maintenance of a Customised, Integrated Laboratory Information Management System for Scientific Services

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

12/06/2021 - Request for Tender: Laboratory Information Management System for the NHS

12/08/2021 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information Management / Tracking System

12/14/2021 - Tender: Laboratory Information System for Anatomic Pathology

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