August 11, 2020
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 18, Issue 32


In This Issue

 Featured Books

COVID-19 Testing, Reporting, and Information Management in the Laboratory

 Featured Content

08/11/2020 - National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Updates – August 2020

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is our nation’s medical research agency and strives to make scientific discoveries that improve health and save lives. Founded in 1870, the NIH conducts its own scientific research through its Intramural Research Program (IRP), which supports approximately 1,200 principal investigators and more than 4,000 postdoctoral fellows conducting basic, translational and clinical research. In this blog, we will highlight recent ground-breaking NIH research.

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08/11/2020 - Guide to Laboratory Information Management System Software Validations

Clinical laboratories are often uncertain about the requirements for validation across the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) lifecycle. After your laboratory adopts a new LIMS, you must perform a full LIMS validation prior to using...  

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08/11/2020 - Autoscribe Publishes New Medical Devices Case Study

Autoscribe Informatics has just released a new case study in conjunction with Swiss Precision Diagnostics (SPD) who have replaced their legacy Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) with Matrix Gemini. The new LIMS integrates data from volunteer sample collection, laboratory testing and a clinical biobank to provide integrated data management across their organization. 

08/11/2020 - LIMS Data Analytics and Visualization

LIMS Data Analytics and Visualization tools graphically present data from your LIMS, and potentially other applications, to provide powerful business intelligence for your laboratory and organization. Like all LIMS, Matrix Gemini uses a relational database (usually Microsoft SQL or Oracle) to store the LIMS data.

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08/11/2020 - Sunquest Physician Portal SM for Sunquest Mitogen ™ LIMS

For start-up or esoteric labs looking to offer molecular testing to a broader range of customers, Sunquest Mitogen LIMS can be deployed with a physician portal built specifically for this purpose and more. Increase your reach, automate orders and results, improve on quality, and extend your brand.


08/11/2020 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Develops COVID-19 Antibody Assay Targeting Transplant Community

Thermo Fisher Scientific continues to expand its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, developing a new serological assay targeted towards transplant candidates and recipients that can detect antibodies directed against COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2). The assay will be provided under the company's One Lambda brand representing leading in vitro diagnostic products for the transplant community.
 Journal Articles

08/04/2020 - Advancing laboratory medicine in hospitals through health information exchange: A survey of specialist physicians in Canada

This February 2020 paper published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making examines the state of health information exchange in Québec and other parts of Canada and how its application to laboratory medicine might be improved. In particular, laboratory information exchange (LIE) systems that "improve the reliability of the laboratory testing process" and integrate "with other clinical information systems (CISs) physicians use in hospitals" are examined in this work. Surveying hospital-based specialist physicians, Raymond et al. paint a picture of how varying clinical information management solutions are used, what functionality is being used and not used, and how physicians view the potential benefits of the clinical systems they use. They conclude that there is very much a "complementary nature" between systems and that "system designers should take a step back to imagine a way to design systems as part of an interconnected network of features."

IoT Programming and Big Data

This is a Curtin University course that is released on the edX platform. The five-week course is designed for students to "learn how to apply software solutions for different systems and big data needs to your IoT designs." The course is free to take, with a Verified Certificate of completion available for $149. This course is also part of Curtin's Internet of Things MicroMasters program. The course requires on average four to six hours a week of effort. Access to the class begins February 24, 2020.
 Upcoming Webinars

08/19/2020 - Astrix Webinar – SampleManager Modules: Everything you need to know to get the most value from your SampleManager LIMS

08/25/2020 - Webinar: Cybersecurity Risk Management During a Pandemic: CISOs Share Best Practices and Lessons Learned

08/26/2020 - Webinar: LabWare LIMS can do THAT?

09/02/2020 - Uncomplicating LIMS Validation

 Featured Discussions

07/24/2020 - Electronic Lab Notebook

07/02/2020 - Laboratory ICT documentation template

06/05/2020 - What are the procedure to get kosher certification?

05/23/2020 - LIMS Validation

05/20/2020 - Do LIMS System providers have interest incorporating Sensory Evaluation Analysis and Testing as part of their LIMS software suites?

 Other News

08/11/2020 - Fluidigm and De Novo Software to Offer Mass Cytometry Customers a Streamlined Solution for Data Analysis

08/11/2020 - Leaf Software Solutions and ARIA Diagnostics Team Up on COVID-19 Test Tracking Application

 Bid Opportunities

08/14/2020 - Request for Proposal: Deliver and Implement a Laboratory Information Management System

08/28/2020 - Intention to Publish: Expression of Interest (EOI) for the State-wide Single Digital Patient Record (SDPR)

08/28/2020 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information Management System

09/07/2020 - Invitation to Bid: COVID-19 Lab Testing Services

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Thermo Fisher Scientific
Abbott Informatics Corporation
Astrix Technology Group
Autoscribe / Autoscribe Informatics, Inc.
Blaze Systems Corporation
CSols Inc.
Caliber Infosolutions
Computing Solutions, Inc.
OnQ Software
SCC Soft Computer

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