May 2, 2018
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 16, Issue 18


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

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

05/23/2018 - Webinar: Lab Informatics Project Leadership: Doing the right things

05/24/2018 - Webinar: A Guide for Laboratory Systems Management, Part 6: Instrument Data Systems

 Journal Articles

Big data as a driver for clinical decision support systems: A learning health systems perspective

What happens when you combine clinical big data tools and data with clinical decision support systems (CDSS)? In this 2018 journal article published in Frontiers in Digital Humanities, Dagliati et al. report two such effective implementations affecting diabetes and arrhythmogenic disease research. Through the lens of the "learning healthcare system cycle," the authors walk through the benefits of big data tools to clinical decision support and then provide their examples of live use. They conclude that through the use of big data and CDDS, "when information is properly organized and displayed, it may highlight clinical patterns not previously considered ... [which] generates new reasoning cycles where explanatory assumptions can be formed and evaluated."

Information management for enabling systems medicine

This brief paper by Ganzinger and Knaup examines the state of systems medicine, where multiple medical data streams are merged, analyzed, modeled, etc. to further how we diagnose and treat disease. They discuss the dynamic nature of disease knowledge and clinical data, as well as the problems that arise from integrating omics data into systems medicine, under the umbrella of integrating the knowledge into a usable format in tools like a clinical decision support system. They conclude that though with many benefits, "special care has to be taken to address inherent dynamics of data that are used for systems medicine; over time the number of available health records will increase and treatment approaches will change." They add that their data management model is flexible and can be used with other data management tools.
 Featured Books

Health Information Technology for the Physician Office Lab (POL)

an Introduction to Biomedical Informatics


Building on Success and Aiming for the Clouds

We want to share a number of breakthrough developments that have kept us busy in the last months, in parallel with the hard work on the release of our next SLIMS version: SLIMS Cloud and the SLIMS Store.

21 CFR Part 11: 20 Years and Counting

20 years ago, as a response to the pharmaceutical and life science industries wanting to increase the use of computer systems in the lab, the FDA released 21 CFR Part 11. Let's take a look at where Part 11 started, where it is now, and where it's going.

SampleManager LIMS™ Matrix Components

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s SampleManager LIMS™ offers an extensive array of features and capabilities that can benefit your organization. SampleManager’s open architecture provides the tools necessary to transform isolated laboratory data siloes into a connected, global knowledge base that can be viewed and shared across the wider organization, from R&D to manufacturing.

Evaluating Legacy LIMS Part 2: LIMS Migration

Whether due to increases in data volume, regulatory constraints, M&As, globalization, outsourcing, or a myriad of other reasons, legacy LIMS are becoming extremely costly to manage, and many companies are finding themselves in a situation where their legacy system is not able to adequately keep up with changing business requirements.

New Case Study From Autoscribe Informatics Highlights Use Of Matrix LIMS Over 20 Years

A new case study from Autoscribe Informatics discusses the use of the Matrix LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) in the Cereal, Milling and Baking Science Laboratory at Allied Technical Centre (ATC). It illustrates how a flexible, configurable LIMS can be adapted by the users themselves to meet changing requirements. Successive versions of Matrix have been implemented at ATC for over 20 years, beginning with V2 in the mid-1990s.

Evaluating Legacy LIMS Part 1: Re-engineering Your System

 Featured Discussions

04/24/2018 - 5 Things You Need to Know About Medical Device Documentation

04/23/2018 - Can you advise me, Which equipments are most compact for finance also analysis that satisfy ISO 17025: we need to make tests in groundwater or hard water elements or ions.someone can advise me

04/23/2018 - ISO 17025/2017 Post_4 ( Clause 8)

04/20/2018 - Version Control


05/02/2018 - Abbott Informatics is pleased to announce the launch of the STARLIMS Public Health Solution PH12.0.

05/02/2018 - Abbott Informatics Announces the Release of STARLIMS Forensic Solution 7.1

05/02/2018 - Thermo Fisher and Leica Collaborate to Develop Integrated Cryo-tomography Workflow Solution

 Upcoming Trade Events

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

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


Astrix Technology Group is chairing a workshop at BioIT World 2018 in Boston.  The topic of this workshop is Lab Informatics – An Insider’s Guide to Project Success.  For information on how to register for BioIT world – Click Here.

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

05/03/2018 - LIMS System RFI

The United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) is conducting market research on behalf of Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), Silver Spring MD. The purpose of this RFI is to obtain information from industry partners with knowledge and experience to support WRAIR with a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

05/04/2018 - Expression of Interest: Laboratory Information Management System Solution

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


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).

05/18/2018 - Request for Information - Laboratory Information Management System

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) is issuing a Request for Information for the solicitation of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) services to solicit relevant information and marketplace input regarding procurement of an LIMS for the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory (MA SPHL), Department of Public Health Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences (BIDLS).

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

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

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