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January 2019

Webinar: Genomics Reimagined in a Reference Laboratory Setting

January 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MST

"The field of genomics has evolved at a rapid pace, resulting in many growing pains for clinical laboratories trying to implement massively parallel sequencing-based testing. This presentation will discuss the issues that we have encountered in this area, and how we have modified our processes to address them.

Learning Objectives

* Explain massively parallel sequencing (MPS) and the role that it plays in clinical diagnostics
* List the problems commonly encountered by clinical laboratories during implementation of MPS-based testing
* Describe the steps that can be taken to streamline MPS clinical workflows"

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Free LABTrack Webinar – Justifying an ELN

January 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 30, 2018 at 1:00 pm

One event on September 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm

How an Electronic Lab Notebook can help your organization and how to calculate possible Return on Investment (ROI).

Attend a free LABTrack webinar and learn how laboratory software can be implemented efficiently and cost effectively. Webinars start at 10 am PT (12 pm CT, 1 pm ET) and last one hour with 15 minutes set aside at the end for questions.

Thursday, January 10th, 2019 – 10 am PT

Monday, January 14th, 2019 – 10 am PT

 

 

 

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Cross-Sector Data Sharing: The Key to Timely Opioid Crisis Response and Prevention

January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

"HIMSS’ final ask of state/local/provincial governments is for states continue to supercharge their community-based health IT infrastructure by creating and utilizing integrated, community-based data hubs (or open-data portals) with real-time dashboards and shared analytics to combat the opioid epidemic. The use of these platforms supports deeper collaboration across state agencies, local health departments, hospitals, emergency responders, law enforcement and behavioral health agencies. During this Webinar you will hear from the CDC and from state speakers from (California, Indiana, Missouri and Pennsylvania) have found the use of statewide data hubs and public-facing dashboards are necessary to effectively monitor opioid-related data sets in real time."

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Webinar: Hemostasis lab quality best practices; focus on validation of assays and instrumentation in a multisite hospital system

January 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

"Coagulation testing is commonly performed in hospital systems to screen for potential bleeding or thrombotic disorders. Examples of patient populations and clinical applications include outpatients presenting to the emergency room with signs of venous thromboembolism (VTE), perioperative screening to exclude the potential for bleeding during surgery, or to monitor inpatient anticoagulant treatment. Newly acquired coagulation testing instruments require an extensive validation process before being used for live patient testing in order to ensure quality of test results. Instrument validation can be especially challenging for different hospitals within a health network, due to different testing menus, volumes, and instruments used in these centers. The webinar will provide guidance on how coagulation testing instruments are validated, test results verified, and ensuring continuous quality during the life of the instruments."

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Setting your LIMS Project up for success!

January 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Wed, Jan 23, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

The ideal webinar for anyone considering or starting a LIMS project in 2019. Learn how to best gather your internal “User Requirements” to ensure your LIMS project is a success. Find out what you need to know from your Laboratory team and what questions to ask potential LIMS vendors. Learn how to get the information you need, along with a few tricks and tips along the way to make your project a success!
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Leveraging Modern Data Center Technologies to Boost EHR Performance

January 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

"With the widespread digitization of patient health records, traditional paper and film-based records have been replaced with Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Whether your organization is a large clinical practice with multiple locations, a single facility hospital, or an accountable care organization, EHR solutions can help you streamline workflows and improve your ability to care for patients. But to make the most of today’s innovative EHR offerings, IT teams often resort to piecing together custom infrastructure solutions using separate servers and storage in order to deal with the need for improved application performance. All this is coupled with increased complexity and large volumes of information that must be stored and managed. Unfortunately this siloed approach is sub optimal, very complex and time consuming.

Join us to learn how leading healthcare organizations are using modern data center technologies to create a more efficient and productive healthcare environment by boosting their Epic EHR performance."

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Webinar: 2020 is Fast Approaching – Are your HIT Workflows Ready for Change?

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

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The interoperability challenge of exchanging information among healthcare provider’s medical record systems is not being solved fast enough, which is why fax is still the common denominator for communications within and between providers and payers in the healthcare industry. But times are changing-- Alternatives exist that can provide a safe and secure transfer of healthcare data.

In this webinar we will provide guidance on what is required to meet the challenges to the efficient and secure exchange of information between any vendors health IT systems by 2020.

Join our Webinar to learn more about:

* How cloud communications can eliminate fax machines now, not in 2020
* How Secure Messaging through HISPs will play a key role in bridging the gap
* Why Application Programming Interfaces are the key to integrating with EHRs
* How cloud fax promotes foundational interoperability between health IT systems"

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Webinar: Good Lab Practices

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

"Good laboratory practices are integral to effective research and development programs. Comprehensive safety plans can help ensure the well-being of your workers while protecting valuable samples, reagents, and equipment. From safety standards to chemical safety, join Lab Manager as we discuss how to build good lab safety practices.

As an attendee, you will learn more about:

* Training your employees in laboratory safety practices
* Creating a chemical inventory and maintaining safety data sheets
* How to properly use laboratory safety equipment"

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Webinar: Where to Start When Planning for a LIMS or ELN

January 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

"In one hour, learn what steps to take to plan the implementation of your new laboratory enterprise solution (LIMS, ELN, SDMS, etc.) the right way, the first time. Critical aspects of the lab informatics planning process, that are often overlooked or misunderstood, will be reviewed. Remember, planning ahead makes the difference between a successful lab informatics project and a failed one—don’t miss this opportunity to learn about planning for success!"

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Webinar: Building integrity into your analytical workflow for pharmaceutical development

January 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am EST

"Integrity in the analytical workflow for pharmaceutical development relies on understanding how both your processes and also the physical characteristics of your materials affect your product’s performance. This starts as early as during the product design phase, by determining how the product delivers patient benefit, and which critical material attributes (CMAs) and critical process parameters (CPPs) will enable you to achieve this ... In this webinar, we will discuss how range of material characterization techniques, including laser diffraction and analytical imaging can help build integrity in your analytical workflow, from discovery right through to QC."

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Webinar: Informatics and Patient Safety: What We Have Done and What We Could Do

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

"This Webinar will review how imaging informatics has a role to play in patient safety and how healthcare informatics can leverage techniques being developed in imaging informatics to meet, or exceed, patient safety goals."

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February 2019

Webinar: Forging a Path to Connected, Data-Driven Healthcare

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

"Today, people everywhere are actively seeking tools and information to stay healthy and prevent disease. Care providers want greater insights and guidance to make the most accurate clinical diagnoses and most effective treatment decisions. Health systems need integrated programs to provide high quality care to more people, more efficiently. Solutions that can provide connected data offer significant value in helping forge a path to a more seamless experience for patients and providers; helping providers prioritize opportunities and transition to a model of delivering care focused on outcomes, value and the patient."

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Webinar: Data Privacy and Other Clinical Data Management Challenges

February 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Date: February 5, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM PST | 12:00 PM EST

The webinar focuses on the importance of data privacy, discusses clinical data management challenges, and emphasizes the tools and tactics to mitigate such challenges.

Key Takeaways:

  • Data management challenges for clinical laboratories
  • Regulations and guidelines to follow
  • Tools and tactics for data privacy and security

Who Should Attend

Recommended attendees include laboratory directors, managers and quality managers of clinical research laboratories and biobanks.

Register

https://cloudlims.com/support/webinar.html

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Webinar: Data Privacy and Other Clinical Data Management Challenges

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

"The webinar focuses on the importance of data privacy, discusses clinical data management challenges, and emphasizes the tools and tactics to mitigate such challenges. This is a great opportunity to gain insights from a well-recognized expert – Ms. Marianne K. Henderson."

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Webinar: Journey to the Cloud: Best Practices for Health Systems

February 5 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST

"Join Adventist Health’s Sarah Schaiper, VP Human Performance Operations and Oracle’s Mike Andrus, VP Human Capital Management Transformation as they share their collective experience in implementing cloud platforms and managing ongoing operations post go-live. You’ll learn about critical organizational, data and implementation readiness activities to consider before beginning your journey, and what to expect from the cloud and your organization post go-live."

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Webinar: Unusual Cases: Bridging Hematology with Flow Cytometry

February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

"Multiparameter flow cytometry has become an integral tool in the work-up of abnormal WBC findings, allowing for rapid and accurate identification of abnormal cell populations, cell lineage assignment and assessment of clonality. This presentation will discuss a series of cases that demonstrate the utility of flow cytometry in the diagnostic workup of hematologic disorders presenting with abnormal WBC differential and incorporation of relevant criteria from the revised WHO Classification of Tumors of Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues."

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Webinar: Clean Data in the VNA: The Basis for AI in Enterprise Imaging

February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

"Join GE Healthcare to learn how a Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) can create the foundation for actionable imaging data across the enterprise, and how VNAs help clinical teams in support of their precision health and AI strategies. The speaker will present how data management helps build a foundation for near and long-term AI capabilities."

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Webinar: Optimizing Microbiology Lab Operations in the Era of PAMA

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

"This presentation will provide an overview of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) and its specific implications for the microbiology lab. In light of PAMA and other common constraints, Dr. Glenn George will highlight potential areas for evaluation and practical advice to help offset challenges and optimize lab operations."

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Webinar: Creating a Journey for Value Transformation using Data as a Service

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

"Red Hat® Intelligent Data-as-a-Service (iDaaS) is a comprehensive standards-based, self enclosing platform, that bridges the data gap regardless of geographic or organizational separation. Data is intelligently routed and enables sharing without duplication, all while enforcing context based security. The Red Hat iDaaS architecture is a low-cost, lightweight infrastructure that can scale easily across applications.

Join our upcoming webinar, where we will review best practices from Red Hat healthcare customers using the iDaaS architecture to create a journey for value transformation."

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Webinar: Data Management Solutions

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

"Accurate and reliable recording of laboratory data is essential to the research process. Having a comprehensive data management protocol in place can help when it comes to laboratory audits and is often required by funding agencies. New solutions allow for easy sample tracking, workflow integration, and data sharing. Join Lab Manager and our panel of industry experts as we discuss the latest platforms available for data management."

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Webinar: Your Playbook for Driving Digital Security in Healthcare

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

"Both the definition and delivery of healthcare is evolving at an exponential rate. A swift convergence of medical advances, emerging technologies, consumer choices and expectations is accelerating change. Traditional borders are dissolving, and doctors, nurses, medical technicians and others are caring for patients face-to-face and from afar.

While achieving secure interoperability within this environment is challenging, it is possible– with the right playbook that combines innovative technologies with best practices in patient care."

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Webinar: Your Playbook for Driving Digital Security in Healthcare

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST

"Both the definition and delivery of healthcare is evolving at an exponential rate. A swift convergence of medical advances, emerging technologies, consumer choices and expectations is accelerating change. Traditional borders are dissolving, and doctors, nurses, medical technicians and others are caring for patients face-to-face and from afar.

While achieving secure interoperability within this environment is challenging, it is possible– with the right playbook that combines innovative technologies with best practices in patient care."

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Webinar: Best Practices for Data Sharing and Deposit for Librarian Authors

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

"Sharing data is now encouraged by major funding agencies, and many journals require it as a prerequisite for publication.
While many of the hard science journals have implemented ‘Data Deposit Requirements’ and ‘Policies,’ publishers of Library Science literature are just beginning to address data deposit requirements.

Librarian authors will increasingly find themselves having to comply with data sharing policies as a condition of publication. In this webinar, we will look at examples from the Journal of the Medical Library Association and the Journal of eScience Librarianship, and identify best practices in data deposit."

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Webinar: The Nurse Data Scientist: A Day in the Life

February 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

"This presentation will explore the current state of nursing's involvement in data science. We will discuss how a nurse informaticist can transition to the role of a nurse data scientist and what a typical day looks like in this role."

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Webinar: Efficiently Managing your Mortuary/Morgue

February 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Efficiently Managing your Mortuary/Morgue

Managing a busy mortuary (or morgue) requires systems to track patients from registration to release, along with the patient’s records and other data such as post-mortem reports and death certificates. Find out what it takes to manage a mortuary efficiently, the key features of Matrix Gemini Mortuary Manager and the benefits it provides.

Topics will include:

  • Registering and tracking patients efficiently
  • Managing refrigerators, autopsy and viewing rooms
  • Keeping an audit trail of movements Management reports to drive efficiency

This webinar will be held on:
Wednesday 20th February, 2019
8am Pacific, 11am ET USA, 4pm UK, 5pm Europe

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Webinar: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Radiology: A “Gentle” Introduction

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

"There has been great interest (as well as fear and hype) regarding the application of deep learning and other artificial intelligence (AI) approaches to help improve the radiology value proposition.

This webinar will provide an introductory explanation of machine learning / AI and a "reality check" on how these potentially promising technologies might be used by radiology, and the significant challenges involved."

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Webinar: Automated Liquid Handling Solutions

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

"Automated liquid handling can increase the productivity of your lab by performing many of the repetitive tasks once carried out manually, helping to reduce user-related errors. There are many automated liquid handling solutions available and lab managers must consider what system will work best for their lab. Join Lab Manager and our panel of experts as we discuss the features of automated liquid handling systems and how they can be successfully integrated into your lab’s workflow."

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Webinar: Integration of Technology, Process and Quality Control: Protecting Complete Sample Chain of Custody

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

"Implementation of biobanking best practices and analytical platform standardization are two important components for any data generation associated with state of the art biobanks that support precision medicine applications. Sample collection, pre analytical variables, controlled environment storage and sample processing can often have a large impact on the quality of biomaterials. This roundtable will describe how to standardize biobanking efforts in a manner commensurate with both academic and industrial partnerships. Data will be presented on the governance of biosample collections, standardization efforts, and quality control harmonization for biosamples as well as global best practices for the regulatory oversight of national and commercial biobank resources. Finally, a review of several international programs will illustrate how collaborative efforts are helping advance integrated biobanking precision medicine across many research and clinical areas."

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Astrix Webinar – Designing LabWare Solutions for Maintainability and Scalability

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

webinar sponsored by the Astrix Technology Group

Date:  Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
Time:  1:00 PM EDT / 10:00 AM PDT

Overview:

LabWare LIMS offers a broad range of user-configurable functionality, enabling the system to be readily adapted and optimized to your operational needs as your business changes. While this flexibility offers many benefits, it also presents unique challenges when implementing, maintaining or upgrading the system. Designing your system solutions with scalability and maintainability in mind needs to be a top priority. Companies that do not work to ensure that the configured functionality of their system is scalable and maintainable will mostly likely have to invest significant time and resources to implement and maintain the system down the road when business requirements change.

The Astrix Team has extensive experience with LabWare and can provide the support you need in this area. In this webinar, we’ll discuss tips to ensure that your LabWare LIMS is better suited to adapt to ever changing business needs.

Some topics covered in this webinar include:

  • What does it mean for a system to be scalable and maintainable
  • The importance of naming conventions
  • The importance of user configurable solutions
  • What to consider when Integrating other systems
  • Case study example: Centralized Data Review

Presenter:

Ed Peloquin is the LabWare Delivery Manager at Astrix, and he is responsible for the successful delivery of LabWare solutions for the Professional Services Division.  He has more than 14 years of experience implementing LabWare solutions in the global life sciences, contract lab, and manufacturing industries. He has an extensive track record of driving success and delivering value to his client’s projects.

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Webinar: Implementing and Validating a CDS – Things to Consider

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

"Chromatography Data Systems (CDS) are becoming increasingly sophisticated, providing greater potential for productivity and efficiency gains within your lab. In order to extract the greatest value from your CDS, it is important to understand what’s involved in the implementation and validation process before you start your CDS deployment.

In this one hour webinar, learn the key things to consider when implementing and validating your CDS."

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March 2019

Webinar: 2019 Healthcare Cybersecurity Risks: What You Need to Know

March 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

"Cybersecurity and business risks go hand in hand. A major cyber attack can bring down any healthcare organization. Patient safety, security, business operations, and goodwill all hang in the balance. We must be situationally aware and proactively address these cybersecurity and business risks in order to avoid chaos. This webinar will discuss the top risks facing healthcare organizations today and what you can do to mitigate them with practical solutions."

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Webinar: Data Quality & Efficiency in Laboratory Projects – Part 1: Overview of Environmental Testing Laboratories’ Quality and Ethics Program

March 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST

"TestAmerica is offering a series of four webinars on ideas we believe are worth discussing. The goal of this series is to review all the areas where the project team and the laboratory interface and discover opportunities to improve processes.

These improvements can result in higher quality data, improved efficiency and consistency in project execution, all of which can result in cost savings for the project.

What you will learn:

What is a laboratory quality system and its purpose?
What are the typical QA/QC performed and their purpose?
What is data integrity?
What are unethical laboratory practices, what are the causes and how can they be prevented?
What does laboratory certification mean?
What are your risks in selecting a laboratory?"

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Webinar: QUMAS Cloud for EDMS, EQMS, and LMS – Integrated and Scalable

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

"QUMAS Cloud is an integrated and scalable platform for Fully managed and supported by BIOVIA – so you can focus on running your business.

Many organizations in the highly regulated Life Sciences industry have difficulty managing quality data, documents and processes across the enterprise. Geographical barriers, data silos, and regulatory challenges are among the hindrances to smooth operations whether in the audit process or not.

BIOVIA, Dassault Systèmes is now offering QUMAS, the industry leading regulatory, compliance and quality management solution, as a SaaS solution in the cloud. We are inviting you to this webinar to show you the possibilities to move to the cloud and the benefits of the QUMAS Cloud solution built on Amazon Web Services."

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Webinar: PT/INR Testing: Calibration, Correlation, Concordance

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

"Monitoring oral anticoagulation patients can be complex as frequent monitoring is required to minimize the risk of bleeding or thrombosis (clotting). The INR (International Normalized Ratio) was developed to standardize the tests used to monitor these patients, but falls shy of true standardization. In this talk, Dr. Marcia L. Zucker will cover the reasons behind this apparent lack of standardization, evaluating both lab to lab and lab to POC variability and discuss ways to mitigate the variability to ensure best patient care practices."

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Webinar: Breaking Down Barriers in Healthcare: Urgency for the Clinical Laboratory to Migrate from the Background to the Forefront of Patient Care

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

"* How involved are labs in ensuring critical KPIs?
* How is valuable patient insight being proactively leveraged?
* How prepared is your health ecosystem to enable a greater role for the lab in the future?

If you are not asking these questions, then you need to register and watch this webinar. You will have access to download this eye-opening Whitepaper "Breaking Down Barriers in Healthcare"

The movement towards value-based healthcare has provided a platform for a better future for all involved in the health ecosystem. However, amongst the multitude of value initiatives, the clinical laboratory has largely been left to play a secondary role. Despite its core value principles of data, timely and efficient diagnosis, and patient centricity, the lab has been relegated to near commodity status. This is also indicative of a broader problem: a fragmented value chain that underexploits sources in decision-making, at a time when the health world’s stated focus is on outcomes.

Still, as a more welcoming environment for new ideas has emerged, there is clear recognition amongst all stakeholders that the lab can be part of the long-term solution. Executives, physicians, payers and patients recognize the lab can be a pivotal building block of an improved system. To put this key element in health at the forefront of care does require overcoming well-entrenched processes and culture, hurdles that have held back true transformation over the past decade.

This session will present the key results from the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) study aimed at identifying an actionable, achievable path for the lab to play an elevated role in healthcare."

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Webinar: Data Quality & Efficiency in Laboratory Projects – Part 2: The Relationship of the Field Sampler & the Lab

March 12 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

"TestAmerica is offering a series of four webinars on ideas we believe are worth discussing. The goal of this series is to review all the areas where the project team and the laboratory interface and discover opportunities to improve processes.

These improvements can result in higher quality data, improved efficiency and consistency in project execution, all of which can result in cost savings for the project.

What you will learn:

What are the steps required to execute a sampling event including: laboratory coordination, sampling supplies, and the processes which occur when samples arrive at the lab?
How do you fill out a Chain of Custody?
How do you pack a cooler?
How and why do you review sample confirmations?"

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Webinar: Data Quality & Efficiency in Laboratory Projects – Part 3: Inside the ‘Black Box’ of an Environmental Testing Laboratory – Basic Analytical Procedures

March 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

"TestAmerica is offering a series of four webinars on ideas we believe are worth discussing. The goal of this series is to review all the areas where the project team and the laboratory interface and discover opportunities to improve processes.

These improvements can result in higher quality data, improved efficiency and consistency in project execution, all of which can result in cost savings for the project.

What you will learn:

Who writes and published analytical methods and where can I find them?
What items should be considered during the method selection process?
When and what should I communicate to the lab?
What methods are available and what are the differences?
What information is documented in the case narrative?
What is the final deliverable?"

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Webinar: Rapid Sequencing of Known Mendelian Genes in NICU

March 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

"A significant fraction of the 4,000 known single-gene disorders manifest symptoms in newborns. A rapid diagnosis of newborn diseases could make the difference between life and death, as well as reduce length of stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). A targeted panel of ~4,900 known disease-causing genes has been developed with a short turnaround time and a focused interpretation. This panel combines genetics etiology with phenotype to provide a comprehensive clinical understanding of disease in NICU.

Learning Objectives:

* Describe the state-of-the-art next generation sequencing technology that is improving precision medicine in NICU patients.
* Explain the advantages of a rapid turnaround inherited disease panel (RapidSeq Panel) in relation to whole exome and whole genome sequencing.
* Discuss the limitations, case selections, and interesting cases."

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Webinar: A Trilogy on Using Machine Learning to Impute Laboratory Test Results

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

"linical decision support that integrates multiple elements of laboratory data could be highly useful in enhancing laboratory diagnosis. Using the analyte ferritin in a proof-of-concept, we extracted clinical laboratory data from patient testing and applied a variety of machine learning algorithms to predict ferritin test results using the results from other tests. We show that predicted ferritin results may sometimes better reflect underlying iron status than measured ferritin. We next integrate temporality into predicting multi-variate analytes. We devise an algorithm termed 3D-MICE alternating between cross-sectional imputation and auto-regressive imputation. We show modest performance improvement of the combined algorithm compared to either component alone. We then integrate Gaussian process with mixture model and introduce individualized mixing weights to handle variance in predictive confidence of Gaussian process components. Experiments show that our best model can provide more accurate imputation than the state-of-the-art including 3D-MICE on both synthetic and real-world datasets."

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Webinar: Plan for Success: Choosing and Integrating a LIMS

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

"Selecting a Laboratory Information Management Solution (LIMS) can be a daunting task for most organizations. And selecting is just the beginning, implementation and successful integration with other systems and into the organization are the true hallmarks of success.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

* Consideration for purchasing a LIMS
* Steps for successful implementation
* Keys to successful integration with other systems and into the organization"

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Webinar: Unlocking the Power of Data Analytics: New Insights into Key Healthcare Priorities and Best Practices

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

"As the volume of healthcare data grows so do the challenges healthcare providers are facing analyzing that data to improve the speed of decision making, transform operations, and deliver value to patients. To help understand the state of analytics in healthcare today, HIMSS Media and Alteryx recently conducted a joint survey among IT, business and clinical decision makers at U.S. healthcare providers. Join Matt Madden, Director of Healthcare Solutions Marketing from Alteryx and Janet King, Senior Director of Market Insights for HIMSS Media, as they draw on results from this research to learn more about:

* Key data analytics priorities for healthcare providers today
* Barriers healthcare providers are facing in their efforts to democratize data and advance their analytics efforts
* Steps organizations are taking to get more out of their data analytics efforts"

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Webinar: Bridging the Gap Between Operational Efficiency and Occupant Experience for the Intelligent Lab Infrastructures of Tomorrow

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

"Lack of efficient temperature regulation, unreliable Internet connections, outdated equipment, poor facility maintenance—such factors continue to challenge the number of outdated lab spaces in the U.S. and in turn, may negatively impact testing, research and development. As such, a convergence between facility maintenance and lab R&D activities presents an opportunity to increasingly think in terms of space collaboration, efficiency and design to help future lab scientists meet market demands.

To execute that vision, requires IoT technologies, analytic services for labs, and proactive data analysis to provide labs with continuous monitoring and a systematic, preventive maintenance approach to harmonize operational efficiency with occupant experience."

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Webinar: Blockchain Explained: What Radiologists Need to Know

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

"Just over a year ago, in December 2017, bitcoin reached its record high level, and cryptocurrency became a hot topic of conversation. While enthusiasm for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has faded since, the distributed ledger technology behind them continues to attract interest from various sectors, including healthcare. That technology is blockchain.

As blockchain technology continues to advance, it will become important for medical imaging professionals to better understand this technology, including its capabilities and limitations. The purpose of this webinar is to provide a simple explanation of blockchain and various terminologies. Afterward, we will explore how this technology can be used in radiology. We will also discuss how blockchain can complement yet another emerging technology: artificial intelligence. Finally, we will review the limitations and challenges of the blockchain."

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LabWare Customization and Implementation Best Practices

March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Join us Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 2:00pm EDT

When it comes to customization, it’s generally understood that catching problems early is better than catching them in production, but the LabWare software doesn’t always make it easy to detect issues early on. While Unit Testing is a common practice, it is often implemented poorly and industry best practices such as continuous integration are practically unheard of in the informatics community. Fortunately, with a little knowledge, you can learn how it’s possible to catch issues quickly, automatically, and with minimal effort, thereby minimizing implementation duration and maximizing your LIMS ROI.

In one hour, learn the various types of testing that you can use to catch bugs early and when to use each type of test. Find out why it can be difficult to implement good unit tests in LabWare and strategies you can use to overcome these hurdles. Learn how it is possible to set up a complete, continuous integration system within LabWare. When we are done you will understand the best times in your development cycle to test, the best tests to use in LabWare, and how to get the most return on your fixes and enhancements.

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April 2019

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

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

"For laboratories that operate within a quality management system, compliance with global standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 17025, ISO 15189, GxP, and other country-specific regulations require documented verification that laboratory instruments are installed and operating according to the manufacturer’s specifications for the design's intended use. Performing these tests on your own can be complex, time-consuming, costly, and challenging to complete. A properly planned and scoped compliance initiative and process validation engagement is more flexible than a reactive engagement due to non-compliance. By providing peace of mind through testing and documentation to help ensure that instruments and equipment are working appropriately and producing high-quality data, qualifications are important to every laboratory, even those not operating in a regulated environment.

In this webinar, you’ll hear from compliance specialists at Thermo Fisher Scientific on the importance of complete qualification protocols and documentation, their value in process validation, and the importance of maintaining a quality system."

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Webinar: Data Quality & Efficiency in Laboratory Projects – Part 4: So Many Choices in Data Delivery, So Little Time!

April 2 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

"TestAmerica is offering a series of four webinars on ideas we believe are worth discussing. The goal of this series is to review all the areas where the project team and the laboratory interface and discover opportunities to improve processes.

These improvements can result in higher quality data, improved efficiency and consistency in project execution, all of which can result in cost savings for the project.

What you will learn:

What are the options available to the project team for the delivery of project data?
What is the importance of the report narrative?
What report formats options are available?
What are the electronic data deliverable options?
How can data be accessed online via a data portal, such as TotalAccess?"

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Webinar: Cloud-Based Identity: Maximize Security, Minimize Impact on Resources

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

"How can healthcare organizations comprehensively address the evolving cyber-threat landscape without swallowing up IT resources and budget? We invite you to attend this live webinar on applying cloud-based identity governance to not only mitigate risk by protecting patient and financial data, but also reduce cost, time and resource requirements."

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Webinar: Tools for the Cannabis Testing Lab

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

"The legalization of medical and recreational cannabis products across Canada and parts of the US has led to an increased demand for safe cannabis products. New instruments and techniques are being developed to facilitate quality control in cannabis testing labs and to help these labs meet the constantly-changing and varied testing regulations. Join Lab Manager and our panel of experts as we review the latest tools and technologies for the cannabis lab in this interactive webinar presentation."

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Webinar: ONC HIT Burden Reduction Strategy: A Presentation of the AMIA Public Policy Committee

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

"Participants of this webinar will have the opportunity to learn from ONC officials about the agency’s strategies for reducing HIT-related burden, as well as ask questions."

Note: Free to AMIA members, $50 for non-members

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Webinar: Implementation and Deployment of ELN in R&D Environments: Key factors for Success

April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

"Now that you have selected your ELN software solution, it is time to implement and deploy. What are the initial steps you should take on your implementation journey? Is paper on glass sufficient for your needs? What are the benefits of using the more advanced features of an ELN? How do you effectively deploy to different areas of research? What expertise is required from your organization in order to ensure that the implementation is successful?

In this one hour complimentary webinar, a CSols’ ELN expert will address those questions and more. They will draw on their real world experience to describe the most effective ways to implement your ELN and deploy across multiple areas of your R&D operations."

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