ResultWorks Webinar – Emerging Technologies’ Impact on Digital Transformation in Life Science

Date:  Tuesday August 30th, 2022, 1 pm ET

About the Webinar

We in the Life Science industry are in a challenging race to bring proven new drugs to market to address an ever-expanding variety of disease targets. To do this, we must harness the data we are generating as well as the vast amount of data available across the industry. It is about speed, productivity, and generating new insights in a timely way. It is in fact a digital transformation.

A digital transformation requires a critical look at our current data environment to understand what is and isn’t working. Looking forward, we need to design FAIR* (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) data practices into our R&D technology strategies. It is essential to have emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning, automation, analytics and others as a key element of our technology strategy in order to have a positive impact on the efficiency and effectiveness, and to achieve a FAIR environment.

Companies that are realizing true digital transformation are already exploring and adopting emerging technologies with their mainstream technology platforms to improve the quality and usability of their data.

Webinar: Technical Aspects of Medical Photography

"The incorporation of clinical photographs into the comprehensive longitudinal medical record via enterprise imaging is an evolving pathway. This webinar will focus on the soon to be published HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Community Whitepaper focusing on the technical considerations of Visible Light Imaging, as they explore many of the issues an organization must address as they begin this journey. These issues include issues of patient consent, management of sensitive and gruesome images, and proper metadata among several others. Many of the recognized challenges do not yet have technical solutions. Continued discussion and awareness among providers, imaging informaticists, and vendor colleagues will enhance the available solutions for incorporation of clinical photographs into an enterprise imaging program."

Webinar: From Potential to Power: Unleashing Interoperability to Turn Data Potential into Data Power

"This presentation will initially focus on the evolution of the regulatory landscape starting with Meaningful Use and progressing to interoperability legislation of today including 21st Century Cures Act. As part of the regulatory exploration, it will discuss existent standards and explore why these standards have not solved the challenges of clinical semantic interoperability. While clinical data is packed with immense potential, harnessing its volume, velocity, and variety are tantamount to unleashing that potential.

This webinar will use case-based discussions to show how a strategy for modernization of the current inbound data flow and its marriage with upcycled clinical data offers value for payers, providers, patients and public health. The speakers will discuss the complimentary nature of a relationship between Diameter Health and Infor and how it can yield a mature data acquisition strategy coupled with the ability to assess inbound data quality and improve it to unleash the greatest potential from the data for measurable outcomes in risk adjustment, clinical decision support, patient access and automation of legacy disease surveillance systems."

Webinar: FHIR: Where are we now?

A new report from ONC, looking at 2019 data, shows that adoption of FHIR APIs for interoperability has taken off in recent years. But the data also showed hospitals are faring considerably better than individual clinicians and some regions of the country are lagging significantly behind others. In this webinar we’ll bring in some experts, analysts, and researchers to talk about the current state of healthcare API adoption, especially FHIR, and how close we are to real API-driven interoperability. We’ll also talk about the Cures Act and the state of regulation around interoperability and APIs, the state of the technology itself, and what experts see coming up in the future.

Webinar: In situ material testing in SEM: Achieve an unprecedented level of automation

"In situ materials testing in scanning electron microscopy (SEM) is an emerging trend among SEM applications. The method is widely used to link the microstructure of a material with its macroscopic mechanical properties, by measuring the dynamical response of a material under mechanical load, in real time. When combined with further analytical techniques, such as energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), the response of the material’s microstructure can be related to its chemical composition and crystallographic orientations. Understanding the relationship of the microstructures and properties of a material is essential for developing novel materials. Nevertheless, performing an in situ experiment in the SEM is a demanding task, due to poor integrations of in situ and analytical accessories. In this webinar, join Dr. Fang Zhou, manager of the business sector at ZEISS, as he introduces a fully integrated in situ solution in a field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), and explores automated workflows that can be used to generate meaningful data with high levels of reproducibility and precision."

Webinar: Techniques and Tips: Learn Sample Preparation for Next Generation Sequencing

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) provides comprehensive genomic information about disease, development, and other biological processes. Though the NGS workflow has been vastly simplified, there are still technical aspects required for a successful experiment. Sample preparation remains a critical step for optimal results from NGS. This webinar provides information about: (1) techniques for nucleic acid extraction (2) instruments for nucleic acid extraction and their workflow (3) Tips and tricks for good quality sample extracts.

Webinar: Techniques and Tips: Learn Sample Preparation for Next Generation Sequencing

"Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) provides comprehensive genomic information about disease, development, and other biological processes. Though the NGS workflow has been vastly simplified, there are still technical aspects required for a successful experiment. Sample preparation remains a critical step for optimal results from NGS. This webinar provides information about: (1) techniques for nucleic acid extraction (2) instruments for nucleic acid extraction and their workflow (3) Tips and tricks for good quality sample extracts.

Learning Objectives
* Discover the sample prep workflow for FFPE, buccal swabs, and blood for nucleic acid extraction
* Discuss the do’s and don’ts of sample preparation for NGS
* Describe the tips and tricks for best nucleic acid quantification results"

Future Ready lab digitalization with scalable automation

Wed, Sep 7, 2022 4:30 AM - 5:30 AM CDT

At present, Pharma companies follow a standard approach towards the tools they implement and envision for their lab. The focus is still limited to removing paper-related obstacles and reaping a finite number of short-term benefits. But there can be more to lab digitalization! A paradigm shift in approach is needed to make lab digitalization more sustainable - Understanding current trends in lab digitalization and achieving online audit ready lab Ensuring that the lab meets quality, compliance and productivity KPIs Better ROI recognition in a QC lab through scalable and integrated LIMS Redefining your lab, beyond compliance, to achieve a tomorrow-ready lab

Webinar: Expanding and protecting healthcare data in the cloud

"As healthcare organizations move applications, data, and workloads to the cloud, data management and protection should remain front of mind. Cyber and ransomware attacks have increased, telehealth has increased, and costs have increased…so what can be done to ensure security, enhance patient engagement, while reducing costs?

During this session, subject-matter experts will discuss:

* How to implement clinical systems in the public cloud
* How to protect critical patient care systems in the cloud
* How to protect all on-prem systems across the integrated delivery system
* How to ensure resiliency no matter what
* How to reduce costs in the cloud"

Webinar: How Well Are Patient Portals Working, and How Can They Be Improved?

"Despite the promise that online patient portals offer and the ease of communication they deliver, they're still often underused. In addition, challenges such as fatigue from having to use multiple portals remain and can adversely affect coordination and patient experiences. Although they’ve existed for decades, there is still room to improve and innovate when configuring patient portals: for instance, using them to offer important communication and other incentives to encourage patients to engage more often. Hear from healthcare leaders how automating with ServiceNow solutions has improved their patient portal experiences.

During this session, learn how ServiceNow patient portal solutions can:

* Boost patient engagement and enable better care
* Uncover ways to add revenue through innovation
* Assist in realizing cost efficiencies and reducing administrative burden"

Webinar: The Next Evolution of Molecular Testing Post COVID-19

"As COVID-19 changes from pandemic to endemic, laboratories will likely face challenges in the rapid shift in testing capacity needs. In particular, laboratories will have invested in infrastructure, testing platforms, and highly skilled personnel, which can now be leveraged for other molecular testing needs with appropriate planning. Adapting to these changes are crucial to making the best use of excess testing capacities in a post-COVID-19 lab environment.

This webinar will focus on how clinical laboratories can assess their current molecular testing capabilities and how excess capacity can be adapted to meet other molecular testing, including infectious disease testing. Moreover, the webinar will provide market insights, testing trends, and details on how laboratories can create an implementation plan to continue to evolve their business."

Webinar: Rising to the Challenge – The Expanding Role of AI Technology is Healthcare

The demand for AI technology to help address challenges in care delivery, quality and outcomes is surging. Healthcare organizations require intuitive, innovative solutions that redefine the healthcare experience for patients, physicians, and administrators, alike.During this webinar, you will learn:

* Current obstacles healthcare organizations are facing
* Technology factors that drive innovation
* How to employ AI technology to support the clinical documentation process

Webinar: Laboratory Lighting: How Technology is Changing Design and Operations

"The lighting industry has seen rapid changes in the past 10 years. These changes not only impact how laboratory facilities are designed but also how they are operated and maintained. After attending this seminar, you will understand how quality lighting can reduce energy consumption, improve speed and accuracy of task performance and improve employee well-being. Luminaires, lighting controls, and lighting metrics will all be reviewed to help lab managers and users communicate their lighting needs to design professionals. Specialty laboratories often have specialized lighting requirements that differ from standard laboratory lighting parameters. Some of these specialty needs will be discussed in an interactive Q&A session."

Webinar: MicrobeTrace: A Data Visualization and Analysis Tool for Outbreak Investigations

"Outbreak data can be hard to visualize without specialized programming skills or tools. MicrobeTrace, a free versatile data visualization and analysis tool, illustrates genetic and epidemiological links to identify connections among the data to help control outbreaks. Using this tool, data can be readily imported, integrated and visualized - no coding skills or special licenses required! MicrobeTrace is currently used to visualize contact tracing and sequence data by the CDC, state health departments and academic research groups in the US and internationally. This webinar will provide an overview of MicrobeTrace and how it can be used for an array of bacteria and viruses, including HIV, SARS-CoV-2, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis."

Webinar: The Past, Present, and Future of Laboratory Automation

"Automating laboratory workflows improves the overall efficiency of testing by speeding up tasks, minimizing waste, reducing reagent usage, and facilitating higher throughput. Optimizing operational efficiency through automation leads to lower running costs, the elimination of errors inherent in manual processes, a reduction in repetitive motion injuries, and improved accuracy and reliability of data.

Laboratory workflows can be classified into three categories: manual, stand-alone automation (i.e., modular), and total lab automation (TLA). Size, complexity, and testing volumes are key factors in determining the best approach to automating a lab, and a properly designed business case outlining the long-term cost savings and growth capacity is critical to ensure sustained value."

"This webinar is appropriate for laboratory administrators and managers, quality assurance and control staff, supervisors, and other laboratory personnel who are dedicated to continuous quality and process improvement."

Webinar: Measurement Uncertainty, From Theory to Practice

"Calculation of Measurement Uncertainty (MU) is an accreditation requirement for many medical laboratories worldwide. The requirement is derived from ISO 15189:2012, subclause 5.5.1.4, and now applies to any lab accredited to ISO 15189. MU characterizes the dispersion of the quantity values being attributed to a measurand, but for a long time laboratories continued to include different contributions of uncertainty in their calculations. In 2019, a new guidance document was published: ISO/TS 20914, “Medical laboratories—Practical guidance for the estimation of measurement uncertainty”. This webinar will provide an overview of how to calculate and apply MU in the medical laboratory for quality assurance and interpretation of patient results."

Digital Roundtable Event – Why modern systems are needed for true digital transformation

When – Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 1:00PM EST

Join us for an engaging roundtable discussion around why modern systems are needed for true digital transformation in the lab of the future. Whether it’s inefficiency, incompatibility, or data silos, this is an opportunity to learn how you can lower your costs and achieve regulatory compliance and security. A one size doesn’t fit all, cross-functional business process requires a platform solution to build an ecosystem that allows for universal communication and connectivity. Experts from Astrix and Scitara will share insight from experiences close to customers.

Webinar: Next Step for Molecular Diagnostics and Antimicrobial Resistance: How to Maximize Advanced Technology in the Lab

"Advanced diagnostics such as molecular diagnostics (PCR and NGS) are being used to rapidly diagnose infections and contribute to antimicrobial stewardship, the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Part of the challenge is that many laboratory directors and healthcare providers are unaware of how to use these tools appropriately.

Opportunities with advanced diagnostic technologies in the lab are missed which can have a direct impact on patient care. It is therefore vital that laboratory professionals and healthcare providers gain a clear understanding of the history of antimicrobial resistance, the objectives of antimicrobial stewardship, and how the laboratory can use its advanced technology to connect with clinicians for better communication around challenging and difficult infections.

An alarming statistic published by the CDC is that roughly 1 in 3 antibiotics, or 30 percent, shouldn’t have been prescribed in the first place. A new webinar, hosted by Dark Daily, will feature lab learnings gained from the experience of an infectious disease and antimicrobial stewardship medical director. This is an opportunity for clinical laboratory directors and managers to better understand how to work collaboratively with physicians and pathologists to improve their antimicrobial stewardship interventions and protocols."

Webinar: Top Tips for Achieving Compliance for Laboratory Balances

In this webinar, hosted by Sartorius, you will learn about data integrity and connectivity requirements for a modern laboratory balance. Register to find out how to be compliant with the latest guidelines for the pharmaceutical industry. Get to know how to achieve data integrity, minimize risk and the potential for FDA violations, and how digital workflows can be supported by technology like the Sartorius Cubis® II lab balance. In addition to that important news for the pharmaceutical industry will be highlighted. The new Chapter 2.1.7 of the European Pharmacopoeia will be compared with the United States Pharmacopeia Chapter 41, underlining the differences and discussing software solutions to ensure compliance with both chapters.

Webinar: Top Tips for Achieving Compliance for Laboratory Balances

"In this webinar, hosted by Sartorius, you will learn about data integrity and connectivity requirements for a modern laboratory balance. Register to find out how to be compliant with the latest guidelines for the pharmaceutical industry. Get to know how to achieve data integrity, minimize risk and the potential for FDA violations, and how digital workflows can be supported by technology like the Sartorius Cubis® II lab balance. In addition to that important news for the pharmaceutical industry will be highlighted. The new Chapter 2.1.7 of the European Pharmacopoeia will be compared with the United States Pharmacopeia Chapter 41, underlining the differences and discussing software solutions to ensure compliance with both chapters.

Learning Objectives
* Learn how you can ensure adherence to the updated European Pharmacopoeia guidelines
* Understand the differences between guidelines in Europe and the United States Pharmacopeia Chapter 41
* Learn how digital workflows can be supported by technology like the Sartorius Cubis® II lab balance"

Webinar: Expanding research capacity: The growing demand for accuracy and versatility with automated cell counters

"Implementing automation solutions to carry out time-consuming and error-prone tasks is key to accuracy in automated cell counting.

The question is, how do you implement these solutions and expand research capacity without compromising accuracy? Join Tim Steppe, Ph.D., Applications Specialist at Logos Biosystems as he demonstrates how the LUNA-FX7™ Automated Cell Counter can take you from the benchtop to the cleanroom efficiently and effectively without compromising accurate results. In addition, he'll cover a breadth of applications from CAR-T cell therapy development to single-cell sequencing. Plus, learn how the LUNA-FX7™ with the added 21 CFR-compliant CountWire™ system, can be incorporated into development and production processes that need to be carried out within a regulated environment."

Webinar: Meeting Your CLIA Competency

This webinar will provide best practices, examples and tools for implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive competency assessment program.

Webinar: Incorporating ISO 17025 into your laboratory

ISO 17025 is a key quality system standard which defines requirements for testing and calibration laboratories. This webinar examines how a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) helps labs to embed many of the key principles of ISO 17025 and drive adoption within laboratory operations.

Date - Thursday 22nd September 2022
Time - 07:00 PT, 10:00 ET USA, 15:00 UK, 16:00 Europe

Within the webinar we will cover:

This webinar will show the power of using a LIMS to drive adherence to quality standards, and how that helps laboratories, whether you need to be an officially accredited ‘ISO 17025’ lab or not.

Webinar: Leveraging advancements in data exchange to provide improved patient care

"The industry is taking steps to enhance data usability, so providers and patients can make informed care decisions. Join us for an expert-led panel discussion to examine how advancements in interoperability can help bring internal and external data together, reduce clinician burden by removing duplicated data, and provide a holistic view of the patient’s care history. We will also discuss how Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) is going to help impact the availability of patient data through information exchange by all care venues. Finally, we will hear from clinical advisors on the work they’re doing to increase data utilization within their organization."

Webinar: Customized End-to-End Solutions to Explore the Microbiome in Preclinical Research

"The microbiome represents a novel and exciting therapeutic target, with a critical function in the maintenance of immune homeostasis, and a dysfunctional microbiome is linked to a diverse range of disease states. Moreover, accumulating data suggests that individual-to-individual microbiome heterogeneity can impact the efficacy of small-molecules and biologics. Additionally, Phase III clinical success has been reported with an oral microbiome-based therapy targeting C. difficile infection, further supporting continued microbiome R&D investment. As the role for the microbiome in health and disease is increasingly appreciated, understood, and commercialized, it’s critical to consider the microbiome in your preclinical research.

This webinar will discuss approaches and considerations that are applicable to both disease phenotype targeting and biologic/small molecule efficacy targeting strategies in preclinical microbiome research. Discussed approaches will include fecal microbial transplant, “bugs as drugs,” antibiotic pre-treatment paradigms, and how germ-free mice can be used to support a microbiome research program. We will provide examples of experimental systems designed to address proof-of-concept, mechanism of action, and efficacy questions. The webinar will conclude with a discussion of several microbiome-focused study designs and data sets."

Webinar: Harvard Clinical Informatics Lecture Series – Machine Learning Model Evaluation and Deployment in Epic

"The Harvard Clinical Informatics Lecture Series (HCILS) provides a forum for clinicians and researchers at HMS and beyond to learn the field of clinical informatics. The series addresses core topics in clinical informatics as outlined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as well as cutting edge research being done nationally.

This series is designed to change the way clinicians approach clinical informatics problems and provide them with tools to create more successful intervention.

The seminar intends to provide attendees with the tools to:

* Apply Clinical Informatics principles to solve clinical and operational challenges
* Understand proven informatics tools and techniques
* Critically review informatics evidence

Sessions are held virtually (via Zoom) on Tuesdays 12–1pm. Check the DBMI Calendar for upcoming sessions and descriptions."

Webinar: Using EP14: Evaluation of Commutability of Processed Samples

"The learning objectives for this webinar are:

* Understanding commutability
* Determining which type of processed samples may need to be evaluated for commutability
* Designing the commutability evaluation study, including acceptance criteria
* Running the study, then reviewing the results to see if data transformations are needed
* Analyzing the data and evaluating commutability"

Webinar: Expanding Molecular Diagnostic Market Share, Patient Access, and Physician Engagement

"Molecular diagnostics leaders face persistent challenges in growing their laboratories’ market share.

Despite the complex nature of molecular diagnostics, ensuring the completion of tests and maximizing reimbursement of claims remain the best mechanisms for increasing revenue.

Several important dynamics can play crucial roles in overcoming these challenges, including increasing physician and patient communication at the time of order, facilitating patient access to diagnostics and timely adherence, proactively setting expectations related to patient financial obligations, and maximizing efficient claims reimbursement with an effective appeals strategy.

This new webinar, hosted by Dark Daily, will deliver practical approaches, process enhancements, and payer strategies essential to growing novel diagnostic market share through proactive, purposeful, and technologically enabled engagements with patients, physicians, and payers."

Astrix Pharmacovigilance Webinar – Realizing the Potential of AI & ML to Achieve Next-Level Vigilance & Safety

Date & Time – Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 1 pm ET

Speaker – Alan Summer – Vice President Pharmacovigilance Service

About this Webinar

Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) and Machine Learning (“ML”) are creating a buzz in the Pharmacovigilance (“PV”) space because of their transformative potential to provide new and interesting insights, by processing big data in a timely, accurate, and cost-efficient manner, promises to enable product innovations to better protect patients and the world.  There are many areas where AI offers significant improvement to help reduce errors, gain efficiencies, and better enable employees to focus on key data points.

Webinar: Lab Automation Solutions: How to move from time-consuming processes to efficient workflows

"The increased complexities of high-throughput workflows within the lab can increase demands on researchers. As your lab’s needs expand, automation may be the solution for time-consuming manual processes. From increased walk-away time and throughput, to reduced human error and improved lab safety, automation can keep routine work on track so that scientists can focus on more critical assay development challenges. Building an automation workcell for your lab can consist of different components, with each component offering its own advantage to the lab. In this webinar, we will provide information to highlight how automation can help researchers move from time-consuming processes to efficient workflows."