November 13, 2019
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 17, Issue 46


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

11/20/2019 - Webinar: Don’t roll the dice on your lab informatics implementation – Fill each required role with care

12/05/2019 - Webinar: Tools for the Food and Beverage Lab

 Featured Books

The Comprehensive Guide to Physician Office Laboratory Setup and Operation

Next-Generation Sequencing: A Brief Introduction

 Journal Articles

Process variation detection using missing data in a multihospital community practice anatomic pathology laboratory

In this brief journal article by Ochsner Health System's Gretchen Galliano, a case is made for a programmatic approach to analyzing missing data in various laboratory information systems (LIS) and determining potential correlations with procedural and systemic processes in the health system. Using the R programming language, homemade scripts, and existing R packages, Ochsner Health Systems visualized and analyzed data from more than 70,000 cases of missing timestamp data, splitting the various cases into five pools. Galliano concludes that the process of "evaluating cases with missing predefined process timestamps" has the potential for improving "the ability to detect other data variations and procedure noncompliance in the AP workflow in a prospective fashion." She added that as an additional benefit, "[p]eriodically evaluating data patterns can give AP LIS teams and operations teams insight into user–LIS interactions and may help identify areas that need focus or updating."
 Featured Jobs

3 weeks ago - Award-Winning Central Montana Facility Seeking Med Tech - Nights or Variable Shifts Available

CompHealth - Central Montana, Montana 59406

 An award-winning facility in the heart of Montana is seeking a generalist to cover variable shifts to include days, evenings and weekends. The ideal candidate...

4 weeks ago - Biorails Technical Lead

Kforce - Cambridge, MA 02142

I have a client in the Boston area who's about to begin a BioRails Implementation, they have a fantastic team in place, but no one...


Smarter Chatbots with Node-RED and Watson AI

This three-week edX course, with instructors from IBM, will teach you "how to use Node-RED to augment the capabilities of your Watson Assistant chatbots by integrating services such as Watson Translate and Text to Speech. You'll also practice deployment of chatbots to Facebook Messenger."

Reducing the Cost of Computer Systems Validation Efforts Through Risk Assessment

The Essential Capabilities of a 21st Century CHRO


11/13/2019 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Announces Membership of the Pistoia Alliance

11/13/2019 - Sapio Sciences Announces the Availability of Exemplar ELN 12.0

11/13/2019 - Proscia® Introduces New Enterprise-Scale Features on the Concentriq® Digital Pathology Platform for Life Sciences Companies

11/13/2019 - The new PETra PET LIMS Report Designer update is now available

11/07/2019 - OnQ Software at ALMC 2019

11/07/2019 - Astrix to sponsor the 15th Annual Laboratory Informatics Summit

 Upcoming Trade Events

11/18/2019 - 15th Lab Informatics Summit

12/05/2019 - Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Annual Conference

01/23/2020 - International Conference on Health and Medical Informatics Systems 2020

01/25/2020 - SLAS2020

 Bid Opportunities

11/15/2019 - Request for Information: Electronic Order and Reporting for Texas Department of State Health Services

11/18/2019 - Request for Information: Veterinary Electronic Health Record

11/22/2019 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information Management System for Western Cape Government: Department of Health

12/31/2019 - Presolicitation: LIMS software programming and management services

12/31/2019 - Request for Quote: Concrete Materials and Laboratory Testing

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CSols Inc.
Autoscribe / Autoscribe Informatics, Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
LabLynx, Inc.
Abbott Informatics Corporation
Astrix Technology Group
Blaze Systems Corporation
ApolloLims / Common Cents Systems, Inc.
Computing Solutions, Inc.
OnQ Software
BioDot, Inc.
Hudson Robotics, Inc.

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