February 20, 2019
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 17, Issue 8


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars


02/25/2019 - Free LABTrack Webinar – Justifying an ELN

02/26/2019 - Astrix Webinar – Designing LabWare Solutions for Maintainability and Scalability

02/27/2019 - Webinar: Implementing and Validating a CDS – Things to Consider

 Journal Articles

Transferring exome sequencing data from clinical laboratories to healthcare providers: Lessons learned at a pediatric hospital

We go back in time a year for this brief paper published by Swaminathan et al. of Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio. The researchers present their experiences handling the nuances of transferring large genomic data files of individual patients to a sequencing lab, all while handling the security and privacy protections surrounding the data. Handling only 19 patients' genomic files, at least initially, presented a number of workflow and protocol challenges for both hospital and laboratory. They conclude with barriers (file size and workflow management consistency) and suggestions (EHR-based alerts, blockchain) about what could be improved with such data transfers in the future to better realize the "massive potential to leverage genomic data to advance human health overall."

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.
 Featured Books

Lab Information Management (LIMS) for Cannabis Quality Assurance

 Featured Discussions

02/18/2019 - LIMS Implementation Team and Timeline

02/11/2019 - New in LIMS

01/22/2019 - Looking to connect with developers

01/21/2019 - Literature on LIMS implementation


Tips for working with Master Data in LabWare

Introducing Biotech Laboratory Informatics as a Service (LIaaS)

Organizational Change Management for a Successful Lab Informatics Project


02/20/2019 - Siemens updates NX Software with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to increase productivity

02/20/2019 - QuartzClinical Announces Cutting-Edge Machine Learning-Powered Data Warehousing and Clinical Registry Tools

02/20/2019 - Latest Version Of Matrix Gemini LIMS Continues Commitment to Improving Laboratory Management and Quality

 Upcoming Trade Events

03/02/2019 - SLAS2019

03/14/2019 - Laborama 2019

03/17/2019 - Pittcon

03/25/2019 - Informatics Summit 2019

04/02/2019 - INTERPHEX 2019

04/08/2019 - Cannabis Science Conference 2019 East

04/09/2019 - Paperless Lab Academy 2019

 Bid Opportunities

02/28/2019 - Request for Bids: Laboratory Information Management System (City of Houston)

03/05/2019 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Services for the Maryland Racing Commission

03/07/2019 - Invitation to Bid: Supply, installation, configuration, testing, training and commissioning of Laboratory Information Management System

03/14/2019 - Request for Proposal: CTN Data, Statistics, and Clinical Trial Support Center (DSC5)

03/18/2019 - Request for Tender: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for Natural Resources Wales

Become a Sponsor
CSols Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Autoscribe / Autoscribe Informatics, Inc.
LabLynx, Inc.
Abbott Informatics Corporation
Astrix Technology Group
Blaze Systems Corporation
ApolloLims / Common Cents Systems, Inc.
Computing Solutions, Inc.
Psyche Systems

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