"Deep learning is rapidly advancing, and it's a much better technology than previous approaches to medical image analysis.
The present and the future in which AI plays an important role in radiology will be evaluated during this webinar. Radiology practices will benefit from smart systems that aid in image interpretation, but there are many more aspects to a practice that AI will also play a role in. The state of AI within radiology will also be discussed, both within and beyond image interpretation, creating the first augmented specialty."Find out more »
"The author Paul Auster once wrote, “The truth of the story lies in the details.” While medical informatics often focuses on the technical details of health information technology (IT) implementation, the actual story of implementing health IT is much deeper and more nuanced. People and process components are often critical drivers in the implementation and adoption of new health IT systems, as both research and experience demonstrates. Due to the incentives from the HITECH Act, the majority of healthcare organizations in the United States now have some form of electronic health record system and other components of a health IT infrastructure. As the focus shifts away from encouraging healthcare providers to implement their initial health IT infrastructure, the new emphasis will be on de-implementation of previous health IT systems and on implementation of new systems and processes.
Transitioning between health IT systems requires an even greater emphasis on people and process components of implementation, because the logic embedded in previous health IT systems and concomitant workflow are rarely an exact match for that required by new technology. The goal of this webinar is to present an ongoing longitudinal study of a large-scale health IT implementation, and lessons learned thus far about methods and tools that can be used for evaluation during technology-driven organizational change."
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"Most of the major Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) have a proprietary coding or scripting language to enhance functionality. Additionally, external interfaces or reports may make use of other programming or scripting languages such as SQL, Java and command-line scripts. Managing this code for a particular LIMS instance or between different environments such as development, testing and production can be a difficult endeavor.
In one hour, learn how to reduce the impact of LabWare’s out of the box code management on your architecture. Find solutions to common development team problems such as concurrent check-out, code baselines, coding standards and variable scope. We will also review options both internal and external to LabWare to ensure your code is properly maintained. Join our group of CSols LabWare experts as we discuss strategies for understanding the complexities of Code Management in LabWare LIMS."Find out more »
Organizations looking to address deficiencies in their legacy LIMS have two options – re-architect/re-engineer their legacy system, or purchase and migrate to a new LIMS. In our last webinar, we explored best practices for re-architecting legacy LIMS. In this webinar, we will explore the first step involved in migrating to a new LIMS – technology selection.Find out more »
"Erroneous results can occur unexpectedly with any specimen. The possibility of interference should always be considered when results do not do not reflect the clinical picture.
Awareness by laboratorians of the types of interferences most likely to be encountered, as well as those on the rise, e.g., interferences from new cancer treatments using monoclonal antibodies and the increased use of supplements containing biotin, together with mitigating strategies, can increase the likelihood of such errors being detected in time to prevent unwarranted or inappropriate clinical treatment.
Dr. David Grenache provides a comprehensive review of common types of interferences, shares relevant case studies, and discusses key strategies that laboratorians can adopt to minimize the risk of interferences affecting clinical care."Find out more »
"Food science involves the application of various techniques involving microbiology, engineering, biotechnology, and food chemistry. In an in-depth discussion, our panel of industry experts will explore various physicochemical techniques and instrumentation as they are applied to food science. Join Lab Manager’s free educational webinar, ask questions, and receive feedback from our experts in this live webinar presentation."Find out more »
"Next Generation Sequencing has become an essential tool in clinical diagnostic laboratories, however this technology introduces many well described challenges around data processing, storage and analysis. The Viapath Genetics Laboratories have implemented an automated, scalable and cost-effective bioinformatics pipeline utilising the power of cloud computing.
The DNAnexus Platform is used to run bioinformatics workflows specific to diagnostic test types such as exomes for paediatric developmental disorders and an amplicon panel for assessing EGFR in lung cancer, all of which are ISO15189-accredited. These automated and scalable workflows perform secondary bioinformatics analysis and then pass results directly into QIAGEN Ingenuity Variant Analysis (IVA) for tertiary analysis. IVA takes advantage of the Qiagen clinical knowledge base to enable systematic filtering, prioritisation and analysis of variants, including automated ACMG classification.
The DNAnexus Platform is also used to manage data which is archived for long term storage using Amazon Glacier; this provides a low-cost and resilient solution."Find out more »
"The analysis of the physical properties of substances spans virtually all the areas of chemistry. In an attempt to better identify and understand how a substance behaves under different conditions, the analytical chemist has a wide variety of tools and techniques at their disposal. In an expert discussion, our panelists will discuss the latest trends in qualitative and quantitative analysis while reviewing the most recent advances in instrument design and methodology. Join our experts in a live interactive webinar discussion."Find out more »
"Previous generations of clinical imaging systems were specialized and less complicated. Radiology and Cardiology leveraged advanced computational technology to streamline physician productivity and the handling of digital films. There were limited tools available to acquire, examine and render a result.
Today's environment is far more complex. As increasing number of specialties embrace digital acquisition, information becomes easily accessible. As a result, solutions have been developed to distill and display the necessary information to a diagnostician.
This webinar will explore the types of challenges and solutions that exist in the environment. Additionally, it will address opportunities to better improve processes by tailoring information to the right person at the right time."Find out more »
"During the past few decades, the technical equipment used in the clinical laboratory has been revolutionized with many technologies previously limited to the analytical lab, such as mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, and HPLC now finding homes in the clinical environment. These advances, coupled with automation, informatics, and advanced protein and peptide analyses, for instance, electrophoresis, blotting, techniques, and PCR-related techniques make clinical chemistry laboratories among the most advanced. The editors of Lab Manager have gathered a group of leading industry specialists to discuss some of the newest technologies available to the clinical researcher. Join the discussion, ask questions, and learn more in this interactive webinar presentation."Find out more »