May 15, 2019
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 17, Issue 20


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

05/22/2019 - Prepare for a Successful LabVantage LIMS Implementation

05/24/2019 - Free LABTrack Webinar – Justifying an ELN

06/06/2019 - Astrix Webinar – The Importance of Strategic Planning in Laboratory Informatics Projects

06/12/2019 - Ensuring ISO 17025:2017 compliance in your Laboratory

06/19/2019 - Webinar: Case Studies in Lab Acquisitions—The Impact on Clinical and Lab Operations

 Journal Articles

Developing workforce capacity in public health informatics: Core competencies and curriculum design

In this 2019 paper published in Frontiers in Public Health, Wholey et al. propose a curriculum for an effective and modern public health informatics (PHI) higher education program. Drawing competencies from computer, information, and organizational sciences, the researchers provide program design objectives, competencies, and challenges involved in implementing such a curriculum focused on the professional role of the informatician. Based on the information systems program of Carnegie Mellon, the authors report that their proposed curriculum has already seen success with its implementation at the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. They conclude that the proposed curriculum "is a starting point," keeping in mind that practices, knowledge, and technology change often, requiring program vigilance for improvement to best ensure "an effective and relevant workforce that can navigate the changing trends of public health to improve population health."

Health Informatics and Technology in Decision Making

This is a Doane University-created course that is released on the edX platform. The self-paced three-week course is designed to help learners "[g]ain an understanding of how healthcare informatics is deployed in diverse healthcare systems around the world." The course is free to take, with a Verified Certificate of completion available for $149. (The course is also part of a Healthcare Administration MicroMasters program.) The course requires on average five to ten hours a week of effort.

Introduction to Laboratory Informatics

This is a collection of free online introductory laboratory informatics courses developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL). The first two courses follow the journey of a specimen through the laboratory and explores the generation and transmission of data and results within and outside of the laboratory. A third course on laboratory informatics systems is in development. Participants can earn Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education® (P.A.C.E.®) credits upon completion.
 Featured Books

The Complete Guide to LIMS & Laboratory Informatics

I Dream of IoT

 Featured Discussions

04/30/2019 - ELN implementation to a CRO

04/02/2019 - Problem of assigning sample position using LIS in Mindray BS-200

03/30/2019 - Does anyone have experience with starting a cannabis testing lab?

03/19/2019 - Spectro Scientific's Microlab 40 on-site oil analyzer


Data Integrity: The Importance of a Quality Culture

LIMS and ELN Planning: Having the Right Non-Laboratory Team Members


05/15/2019 - ACD/Labs Announces Technology Modernization of its Molecular Property Calculators

05/15/2019 - Sartorius Stedim Biotech Introduces New SIMCA® 16 Software for Multivariate Data Analytics

05/15/2019 - Autoscribe Informatics Further Expands and Strengthens European Team

05/15/2019 - Multi-functional LIMS on show at LABVOLUTION

 Upcoming Trade Events

05/29/2019 - Canna West Summit 2019

06/03/2019 - APHL 2019

06/04/2019 - Infosecurity Europe 2019

06/11/2019 - HIMSS Europe 2019

08/04/2019 - Clinical Lab Expo 2019

09/25/2019 - Pharmaceutical IT Congress 2019

10/22/2019 - LIMS-Forum 2019

11/07/2019 - NGS & Clinical Diagnostics Congress 2019

 Bid Opportunities

05/16/2019 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System for Illinois Department of Public Health

05/20/2019 - Request for Quotes: Gravimetric Laboratory Information Management System (GLIMS)

05/22/2019 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Information Management System for the City of Chandler

05/31/2019 - Registration of Interest: NIWA Laboratory Information Management System

06/06/2019 - Request for Quotation - Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Software

06/10/2019 - Request for Information: Computer Software for U.S. EPA, Region 7

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Computing Solutions, Inc.
OnQ Software

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