This brief article published in Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences in 2017 looks at public health informatics (PHI) from the perspective of a researcher in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Aziz discusses the concept of PHI and then looks at the various surveillance systems within PHI. Later he delves into the challenges provided by paper-based systems and how electronic systems can alleviate them. He closes with a discussion of PHI in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and concludes that various "applications and initiatives are currently available to meet the growing needs for faster and accurate data collection methods" in the country, as well as around the world.
In this 2018 article by Mulder et al., a broad collective of knowledge and experience is brought together to better shape the competencies required for a modern bioinformatics education program and their training contexts. Need is immense, yet methodologies are diverse, necessitating cooperation to refine core competencies for different groups. The authors describe the development of these competencies and then provide practical use cases for them. They conclude the competencies "provide a basis for the community of bioinformatics educators, despite widely divergent goals and student populations, to draw upon their common experiences in designing, refining, and evaluating their own training programs." However, they also caution that they shouldn't be viewed as "a prescription for a specific set of curricula or curricular standards."
The West Virginia Office of Technology is soliciting bids to establish a contract for a digital forensic case management system and on-premise support services. Solicitation: ISC1900000008 Closing Date: 11/13/18 2:30 PM EST
Solicitation ID: 582-18-82488 Response Due Date: 11/27/2018 Response Due Time: 2:00 PM Days Solicited: 21+ Days for Solicitation Notice Solicitation Posting Date: 10/23/2018 Solicitation Description: To provide an analysis of the lab processes and to upgrade the Sugar Land Laboratory’s Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) including software and hardware upgrades. Specifically, this includes an Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) system to allow for a more automated environment and reduce the Lab’s paper-based process. The ELN must be able to replace paper bench sheets, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and allow for the design and configuration of electronic forms. The ELN must integrate with the current laboratory information management system (LIMS) platform (Labworks). The work under this Contract must be completed no later than August 31, 2019. http://www.txsmartbuy.com/sp/582-18-82488