March 17, 2020
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 18, Issue 11


In This Issue

 Featured Books

Past, Present, and Future of Cannabis Laboratory Testing and Regulation in the United States

 Journal Articles

Design and implementation of a clinical laboratory information system in a low-resource setting

In this 2019 journal article published in the African Journal of Laboratory Medicine, Mtonga et al. describe the efforts of developing a laboratory information system (LIS) for resource-poor regions, as well the benefits of other informatics interventions in those settings. Using open-source C4G BLIS as their base, the researchers then turned to "user stories" as a recommended method for determining the system requirements the end users required, then updating with those requirements as well as critical functionality that would suitable for resource-poor hospitals and labs. The authors then deployed the resulting LIS in Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. They conclude their experience "highlights the potential of using informatics interventions to address systemic problems in the laboratory testing process in low-resource settings," though the implementation of those interventions "may require innovation of new hardware to address various contextual issues."

Laboratory Technology Management & Planning

This document is based on a presentation delivered by chemist and automation consultant Joe Liscouski at the 2nd Annual Lab Asset & Facility Management in Pharma 2019 conference held in San Diego, CA, on October 22nd, 2019. It is not a verbatim transcript, but an expansion of the material presented. The presentation addressed the importance of effective technology management and planning within scientific work. With improved technology management and planning, "[t]hat work should yield better organized systems, reduced costs, better workflows, and improved ROI. How do you go about it? That is what we’ll start to address in this material."
 Upcoming Webinars

03/25/2020 - Webinar: LIMS Configuration 101

03/26/2020 - Astrix Webinar – Enterprise Architectural Assessments for Integrated Laboratories

04/14/2020 - Webinar - Benchling for Lab Automation: Harness the full potential of your lab hardware

 Featured Discussions

03/14/2020 - health care analytics

02/17/2020 - Is there a space for a new internationalized LIMS?

02/14/2020 - How to approach connecting instruments to a network


SynBioBeta | Benching & Pairwise - The Future of Agriculture

Tips for Upgrading Your Waters Empower System

The Dirty Secret of LIMS Implementations


03/17/2020 - Forbes Names Benchling One of America’s Best Startup Employers March 10, 2020 Forbes

03/17/2020 - FDA Issued Emergency Use Authorization to Thermo Fisher Scientific for Diagnostic Test Used to Detect COVID-19 on March 13

03/17/2020 - Autoscribe Publishes New Veterinary LIMS Case Study

03/17/2020 - New White Paper - Using a LIMS to Improve Laboratory Efficiency and Profitability

 Bid Opportunities

03/18/2020 - Request for Proposal: Biomedical Information Management and Analytic Support Services

03/19/2020 - Request for Bids: Supply, Installation And Configuration Of Laboratory Information Management System

03/19/2020 - Request for Proposals: Public Health Laboratory Information Management System

03/23/2020 - Invitation for Tenders: Laboratory Information Management System for Coffee Quality Testing

04/06/2020 - Invitation to Tender: Provision of Clinical Genetics Laboratory Information System

04/08/2020 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Information Management System for City of San Leandro

04/13/2020 - Request for Proposal: Fuel Quality LIMS

04/14/2020 - Presolicitation: OCONUS Fuels Investigation Lab Testing

04/24/2020 - Request for Proposals: Modern Electronic Health Records (EHR) for Maryland Department of Health Healthcare Facilities

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