April 25, 2018
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 16, Issue 17


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

04/26/2018 - Webinar: A Guide for Laboratory Systems Management, Part 5: Supporting Laboratory Systems

05/08/2018 - Webinar: Using AI and IoT to Accelerate Research

05/15/2018 - Webinar: Roundtable on Open Source and Open Standards in Imaging Informatics

 Journal Articles

Implementation and use of cloud-based electronic lab notebook in a bioprocess engineering teaching laboratory

In this 2017 paper published in the Journal of Biological Engineering, Riley et al. of Northwestern University describe their experience with implementing the LabArchives cloud-based electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) in their bioprocess engineering laboratory course. The ultimate goal was to train students to use the ELN during the course, meanwhile promoting proper electronic record keeping practices, including good documentation practices and data integrity practices. They concluded that not only was the ELN training successful and useful but also that through the use of the ELN and its audit trail features, "a true historical record of the lab course" could be maintained so as to improve future attempts to integrate the ELN into laboratory training.

ISO 15189 accreditation: Navigation between quality management and patient safety

In this 2017 paper by Plebani and Sciacovelli of the University Hospital of Padova, the duo offer their insights into the benefits and challenges of a clinical laboratory getting ISO 15189 accredited. Noting that in the European theater "major differences affect the approaches to accreditation promoted by the national bodies," the authors discuss the quality management approach that ISO 15189 prescribes and why its worth following. The conclude that while laboratories can realize "world-class quality and the need for a rigorous process of quality assurance," it still requires a high level of awareness among staff of the importance of ISO 15189 accreditation, an internal assessment plan, and well-defined, "suitable and user-friendly operating procedures."
 Featured Books

LIMSpec - HealthCloudPOL

Health Information Technology for the Physician Office Lab (POL)


World's Best LIMS: Part 1

That’s right!  Finally, someone is going to reveal which LIMS is the “World’s Best LIMS”.  Now there will be no need to go through those long, complex, and difficult LIMS Selection Processes!  But wait a second, is there really such a beast lurking in the lab informatics jungle?  Unfortunately the answer is no, not really.  There are just too many variables and factors to be weighed when determining the right LIMS for your lab organization.

CloudLIMS April 2018 newsletter is now out. It contains information about our latest releases.

CloudLIMS April 2018 newsletter is now out. It contains information about our latest releases.
 Featured Discussions

04/14/2018 - CSV and Machine Learning

04/14/2018 - Did I touch a nerve? On misleading and false advertising of cannabidiol (CBD) containing products.

04/13/2018 - 3 Ways to Get Experience in Public Health, Right Now!

04/11/2018 - What is meant by "Sampling in Calibration" in ISO/IEC 17025:2017?


04/25/2018 - Bio-Rad Releases KnowItAll 2018 Chemistry and Spectroscopy Software, Featuring Advanced Stereochemical Recognition

04/25/2018 - BD Unveils Suite of Diagnostic Informatics and Automation Innovations

04/18/2018 - Astrix at the Bio-IT World Conference and Expo 2018

 Upcoming Trade Events

05/15/2018 - Bio-IT World Conference and Expo 2018

05/15/2018 - UK e-Health Week 2018

05/21/2018 - Pathology Informatics Summit 2018

05/27/2018 - HIMSS Europe 2018

06/02/2018 - APHL 2018 Annual Meeting & Government Environmental Laboratory Conference

10/31/2018 - Lab Innovations 2018

11/13/2018 - LIMS-Forum 2018

 Bid Opportunities


The Santa Clara Valley Water District (District) is soliciting Proposals from LIMS vendors that have the professional expertise and experience to provide Water Quality Lab (WQL) at the DISTRICT District with the replacement of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

05/04/2018 - Request for Tender: Laboratory Information Management System

05/25/2018 - Request for Proposal: Procurement of Laboratory Information Management System

07/26/2018 - Contract Notice: NHS Lanarkshire Laboratory Management System

Become a Sponsor
CSols Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Autoscribe / Autoscribe Informatics, Inc.
LabLynx, Inc.
Abbott Informatics Corporation
Blaze Systems Corporation
ApolloLims / Common Cents Systems, Inc.
Astrix Technology Group
Computing Solutions, Inc.
Psyche Systems

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