June 6, 2018
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 16, Issue 23


In This Issue


A Guide for Management: Successfully Applying Laboratory Systems to Your Organization’s Work

This recorded Lab Informatics Tutorial series is designed as a management level view of laboratory systems and is appropriate for anyone planning, reviewing, or approving the acquisition of laboratory informatics. A background in science is not necessary to follow the presented material. Its purpose is to provide you with an understanding of how these technologies (Laboratory Information Management Systems, Electronic Laboratory Notebooks, Scientific Data Management Systems, Laboratory Execution Systems, Instrument Data Systems, and supporting technologies ) can be used to support/improve your labs operations, and the considerations that need to be taken into account before they are purchased.
 Upcoming Webinars

06/14/2018 - Webinar: LIMS for Contract Labs - Implementing the Perfect LIMS for a Contract Laboratory

06/20/2018 - Webinar: How to choose the right ELN for your organization

 Journal Articles

DataCare: Big data analytics solution for intelligent healthcare management

In this 2018 paper published in the International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence , Baldominos et al. present DataCare, a scalable healthcare data management solution built on a big data architecture to improve healthcare performance, including patient outcomes. Designed to provide "a complete architecture to retrieve data from sensors installed in the healthcare center, process and analyze it, and finally obtain relevant information, which is displayed in a user-friendly dashboard," the researchers explain the architecture and how it was evaluated in a real-life facility in Madrid, Spain. They also explain how key performance indicators are affected and how the system could be improved in the future.

Application of text analytics to extract and analyze material–application pairs from a large scientific corpus

Text analytics is a data analysis technique that is used in several industries to develop new insights, make new discoveries, and improve operations. This should be applicable to materials scientists and informaticists also, say Kalathil et al. in this 2018 paper published in Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics. Using a coclustering text analysis technique and custom tools, the researchers demonstrate how others can "better understand how specific components or materials are involved in a given technology or research stream, thereby increasing their potential to create new inventions or discover new scientific findings." In their example, they reviewed nearly 438,000 titles and abstracts to examine 16 materials, allowing them to "associate individual materials with specific clean energy applications, evaluate the importance of materials to specific applications, and assess their importance to clean energy overall."

Benefits and Best Practices for Integrating Laboratory Instruments with LIMS

American Whistleblower, Test America, Hunters Point Shipyard Cover-up and Michael Madry

A major cover-up of the Hunters Point shipyard was the falsification of asbestos tests by Test America formerly owned by H.I.G. Capital whose owners were also bundling money to Hillary Clinton. They fired Test America Quality Assurance Manager Michael Madry who blew the whistle.
 Featured Discussions

05/30/2018 - CISO challenges and priorities for 2018

05/30/2018 - How Do We Do Risk Assessment

05/30/2018 - The medical laboratory professional has been critical to healthcare for over 6,000 years!

05/29/2018 - Documents Required as per ISO 17025:2017

05/29/2018 - Why aren't we spending more on public health?


06/06/2018 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Shows Newest Mass Spectrometry Innovations at ASMS 2018

06/06/2018 - New Software Toolset Advances Small Molecule Analysis

06/06/2018 - SCIEX OS 1.4 Launches with Next-Generation Algorithms and Complete Data Processing Compatibility across SCIEX Mass Spectrometry Platforms

 Upcoming Trade Events

06/21/2018 - International Conference on Health Informatics 2018

07/29/2018 - Clinical Lab Expo 2018

09/10/2018 - Smartlab Forum

09/17/2018 - Genome Informatics 2018

10/31/2018 - Lab Innovations 2018

11/13/2018 - LIMS-Forum 2018

 Bid Opportunities

06/11/2018 - Request for Quote: ChemOffice Professional Software Suite v17

06/20/2018 - Request for Bid: Laboratory Services for Air Quality

06/25/2018 - Laboratory Inventory Management System - Request for Information

The City of Grand Junction, Colorado, Utilities Department (City) is soliciting Information for a Laboratory Inventory Management System (LIMS). The City will evaluate responses to this RFI to establish budgetary and functional requirements for an anticipated future procurement.

06/27/2018 - Request for Offer - Laboratory Data System

Laboratory Data System using a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model for the Manatee County, Florida Parks and Natural Resources Environmental Laboratory.

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

Become a Sponsor
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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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