March 3, 2020
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 18, Issue 9


In This Issue

 Upcoming Webinars

03/12/2020 - Webinar: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Laboratory Risk Assessments and Lessons Learned

03/25/2020 - Webinar: LIMS Configuration 101

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

 Featured Books

Laboratory Information Management for Cannabis Quality Assurance

 Journal Articles

Project management in laboratory medicine

In this 2019 paper published in Journal of Medical Biochemistry, Lippi and Mattiuzi examine the primary drivers and outcomes of implementing project management strategies in the field of laboratory medicine. Citing funding and personnel shortages in healthcare services, as well as an increasing volume and complexity of analytical tests in the lab, the authors point out the importance of proper project management in the various aspects of the clinical laboratory and its organization and operation in order to better ensure more rapid and accurate diagnoses and improved clinical outcomes. They lay out four primary steps and address additional drivers to consider when implementing project management into laboratory planning and operations, including defining the laboratory environment, planning technical resources, managing staff, and interacting with hospital administrators and other important stakeholders. They conclude that through these activities, as well as some final last steps, clinical laboratories—and by extension the patients they serve—can benefit greatly from incorporating thoughtful project planning into their activities.

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.
 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


National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research and Upcoming Events – March 2020

Benchtalk Volume 3: Applying Breakthrough Technologies in Life Science

QLIMS for Cannabis Companies - Part 1 of 3: Cultivation


03/03/2020 - USDA-USMARC Streamlines Research Operations with L7 Informatics NGS LIMS System

03/03/2020 - Proscia® and UCSF Partner to Deliver Artificial Intelligence Applications That Improve the Accuracy and Speed of Cancer Diagnosis

03/03/2020 - New Enterprise-Level Chromatography Data System Software Enhances Laboratory Efficiency, Compliance and Standardization

03/03/2020 - Thermo Fisher Scientific to Acquire QIAGEN N.V.

 Upcoming Trade Events

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

03/16/2020 - Request for Information: Enterprise Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

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

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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Paperless Lab Academy
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