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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.