February 25, 2020
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 18, Issue 8


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

02/27/2020 - Astrix Webinar – Best Practices for Conducting Data Integrity Assessments

03/25/2020 - Webinar: LIMS Configuration 101

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

 Featured Books

The Complete Guide to LIMS & Laboratory Informatics

 Journal Articles

Information technology and medical technology personnel’s perception regarding segmentation of medical devices: A focus group study

Cybersecurity is an increasingly relevant and critical topic for most industries, including the healthcare industry. In hospitals and other clinical settings, patient monitoring systems, medical imaging systems, and laboratory instruments are increasingly networked to get the most out of data management and operational efficiency. However, these devices are at risk of cyber attack, with potentially significant consequences. Johansson et al. acknowledge this problem and attempt to address the perceptions of information and medical technology experts on the topic of securing in-house medical devices through the practice of network segmentation. The authors present their discussion results with 18 stakeholders from the Swedish Region Skåne, and they conclude that the stakeholders "were positively receptive to the increase in cybersecurity provided by network segmentation but concerned about the increase in the administration that it will entail for medical devices." They note that these and other opinions stated in the research are vital for health networks to take into account when considering improving their cybersecurity.

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 Discussions

02/25/2020 - Labware LIMS dashboard implementation using Visual designer

02/17/2020 - Labware Lims Tranining

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

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


Benchtalk Volume 3: Applying Breakthrough Technologies in Life Science

QLIMS for Cannabis Companies - Part 1 of 3: Cultivation

Experience More from Your LIMS Vendor - Part 1: The Selection Process


02/25/2020 - Astrix is the Platinum Sponsor of Thermo Fisher Scientific Launch 2020 Conference

02/25/2020 - SwRI's Rhodium™ virtually screens drugs for coronavirus research

02/18/2020 - ApolloLIMS names new CEO, announces new brand

 Upcoming Trade Events

03/01/2020 - Pittcon

03/09/2020 - HIMSS 2020

03/19/2020 - Laborama 2020

03/29/2020 - ASCLD 2020 Symposium

04/21/2020 - Paperless Lab Academy 2020

05/18/2020 - International Conference on Proteomics, Genomics and Bioinformatics

 Bid Opportunities

02/28/2020 - Presolicitation: Anatomic Pathology Laboratory Information System (APLIS)

03/02/2020 - Solicitation of Interest: Histocompatibility Laboratory Information System

03/04/2020 - Request for Proposal: Installation and Implementation of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the Milwaukee Water Works Water Quality Laboratory

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

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Thermo Fisher Scientific
LabLynx, Inc.
Abbott Informatics Corporation
Astrix Technology Group
Blaze Systems Corporation
Computing Solutions, Inc.
OnQ Software
Paperless Lab Academy
Hudson Robotics, Inc.

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