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 Upcoming Webinars

03/25/2019 - Free LABTrack Webinar – Justifying an ELN


03/27/2019 - LabWare Customization and Implementation Best Practices


04/02/2019 - Webinar: Instrument Compliance for a Quality System: A Candid Conversation About IQ/OQ/PQ

 Journal Articles

What Is health information quality? Ethical dimension and perception by users

For information technology professionals and informaticists alike, when handling data, the idea of "garbage in, garbage out" remains a popular refrain. Collecting data isn't enough; its quality for future analysis, sharing, and use is also important. Similarly, with the growth of the internet, the amount of health-related information being pumped online increases, but its quality isn't always attended to. In this 2018 paper by Al-Jefri et al., the topic of online health information quality (IQ) gets addressed in the form of a developed framework "that can be applied to websites and defines which IQ criteria are important for a website to be trustworthy and meet users' expectations." The authors conclude with various observations, including differences in how education, gender, and linguistic background affects users' ability to gauge information quality, and how there seems to be an overall lack of caring about the ethical trustworthiness of online health information by the public at large.
 Tutorials

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 Books

The Complete Guide to LIMS & Laboratory Informatics: 2019 Edition

 Featured Discussions

03/19/2019 - Spectro Scientific's Microlab 40 on-site oil analyzer


03/18/2019 - When to hire which consultant - Vendor-independent consultants exist!


03/08/2019 - NGS LIMS. What to choose


03/05/2019 - Where to find a LIMS Consultant

 Blogs

Guiding Principles for Building a Smart Laboratory


New Trump Policy Makes Integrated Health Records a Reality


Organizational Change Management for a Successful Lab Informatics Project

 News

03/20/2019 - Compact FTIR Spectrometer Features Unique Design and New Software Platform Created for Enhanced Productivity


03/19/2019 - Autoscribe Informatics now has a distributor in South Korea


03/19/2019 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches New Software to Streamline Quality Testing in Craft Brewing


03/19/2019 - dotData to Showcase New Version of its Data Science Automation Platform, Present on Data Science Automation at Gartner Data and Analytics Summit


03/19/2019 - Xybion Launches Preclinical Gold Standard Digital Laboratory Execution Solution for Laboratory Processes and Operations


03/19/2019 - Bruker Announces Acquisition of Scientific Software Provider Arxspan

 Upcoming Trade Events

03/25/2019 - Informatics Summit 2019


04/02/2019 - INTERPHEX 2019


04/08/2019 - Cannabis Science Conference 2019 East


04/09/2019 - Paperless Lab Academy 2019


05/07/2019 - Bioinformatics Infrastructure Congress


05/19/2019 - ASCLD 2019 Symposium


05/19/2019 - International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics 2019


06/03/2019 - APHL 2019


06/11/2019 - HIMSS Europe 2019

 Bid Opportunities

03/20/2019 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Services for the Industrial Hemp Program


04/04/2019 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information System for the Dallas County Public Health Laboratory


04/25/2019 - Request for Proposals: Construction Materials Testing Laboratory Information Management System (Software as a Service)