March 24, 2021
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 19, Issue 12


In This Issue

 Featured Books

LIMSjournal - Laboratory Technology Special Edition

 Featured Content

03/23/2021 - Digitization Does Not Equal Digital Transformation

The U.S. economy is integrating digital technologies at an accelerating pace. In a detailed analysis of changes to the digital component of 545 occupations covering 90% of the American workforce across all industries since 2001, a Brookings Institute report determined that...

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03/23/2021 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Collaborates with Artificial to Enhance COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing Solution

Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, and Artificial, developers of flexible automation software, have announced a strategic technology collaboration to develop an integrated and comprehensive software automation platform for Thermo Fisher's...

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03/23/2021 - STARLIMS Forensic Solution V12.0 is Now Available

The STARLIMS Forensic Laboratory Information Management Solution supports agencies in their need to generate and manage large volumes of data from Crime Scene Collection through Final Disposition. STARLIMS Forensics manages the lifecycle of evidence including...

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03/23/2021 - Strategies for Managing Your Lab Software Stack

NGS clinical diagnostic labs face growing complexity in their software solutions as they attempt to adapt to a market with evolving requirements and stakeholder expectations. It’s not that they want to add to their systems in a piecemeal fashion-it’s quite the opposite.

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03/23/2021 - Has Test Pooling Lost Its Usefulness?

Pooling test samples is a common way to improve laboratory productivity and reduce the consumption of reagents and other supplies. Unfortunately, early hopes that test pooling could help labs during the COVID-19 pandemic quickly waned. Skyrocketing positivity rates, inflexible laboratory infrastructures and labor constraints dissuaded...

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03/23/2021 - The LabLynx Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Solution for Agriculture

The LabLynx Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Solution for Agriculture provides complete data management and reporting for all types of agriculture labs. Our client labs cover all areas, including feed, seed, fertilizer, pesticides, fuel and metrology, as well as veterinary, vineyard, farm and state or federal agricultural testing and services.

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03/23/2021 - Astrix Customer Case Study – LIMS Biobanking Roadmap for Clinical Trials Sample Management

A prominent biotechnology institute managed biospecimens using a vendor supplied system, paper-based processes and homegrown informatics platforms to generate, process and store information. To support the growth of the business, the institute recognized the need for a more....

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03/23/2021 - Scitara - The benefits of developing a digital strategy across the laboratory enterprise

Businesses are gaining significant competitive advantages through digital transformation, however, the Life Science industry has yet to realize the true benefits of developing a digital strategy across the laboratory enterprise. There is a clear need to speed up access to data...

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 Journal Articles

03/15/2021 - Implement an international interoperable PHR by FHIR: A Taiwan innovative application

In this 2020 paper published in the journal Sustainability, Lee et al. provide details on their FHIR-based personal health record (PHR) system in Taiwan, which arguably has one of the best health systems in the world. With the Taiwan National Health Insurance Administration wanting to give its citizens more control over the health data, the demand has been there to improve how the average person can take a more proactive stance with their medical treatment. After reviewing relevant literature, the authors describe the evolution of their PHR platform, including content analysis, data conversion, networking, authentication, and security. Then, based upon their results, they conclude that the process of taking PHR data and applying international standards to its organization and presentation, they were able to effectively "achieve interoperability as well as capture and share data using FHIR resources and formats" while maintaining a sturdy but flexible user authentication mechanism.
 Featured Jobs

1 week ago - Principal Software Engineers

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics - San Diego, CA 92121

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics is expanding! We are looking for experienced Software Engineers in San Diego, CA to support new product development for next generation of...

1 week ago - Customer Service Specialist, Software for Scientists (m/w/d)

Labforward - Berlin, Berlin 12435

APPLY HEREUnser Startup wächst, und wir sind auf der Suche nach einem erfahrenen Customer Service Specialist (m/w/d). Wenn Du ein kommunikationsstarker Mensch bist, der gerne...

1 week ago - Senior Backend Engineer (m/w/d) Java

Labforward - Berlin, Berlin 12435

APPLY HEREAbout the role You will be a core member of the engineering team of our newest product! While it requires a lot of dedication...

1 week ago - Sales / Business Development, Software for Scientists (m/w/d)

Labforward - Berlin, Berlin 12435

APPLY HEREUnser Startup wächst, und wir sind auf der Suche nach einem Business Development Manager (m/w/d) für Labfolder.Über die Rolle Als Mitglied unseres Teams kannst du daran teilhaben...

2 weeks ago - Laboratory Systems Administrator (LIMS)

Advent Bio - Sawston, Cambridgeshire CB22 3JG

  We have a great opportunity for an individual to join our IT department as a Laboratory Systems Administrator. The main purpose of this role...


Health Informatics: Data and Interoperability Standards

This is a Georgia Tech-created course that is released on the edX platform. The self-paced five-week course is designed to help learners to better understand "the key standards for representing and sharing healthcare data." The course is free to take, with a Verified Certificate of completion available for $99. The course requires on average 10–11 hours a week of effort. Additionally, this course is part of Georgia Tech's professional certificate program titled Health Informatics on FHIR, for those wanting to take all three courses for their professional cert'.
 Upcoming Webinars

03/24/2021 - Webinar: LabVantage Instrument Integration: LIMS CI as a Key Component of Your Digital Transformation Strategy

03/24/2021 - The Year of the Lab: Impact during COVID-19

03/24/2021 - Webinar: What does Computer System Assurance mean for my Lab Informatics Systems?

03/26/2021 - Webinar: Discover the Ideal Healthcare IT Cloud Model

04/14/2021 - Webinar: Current COVID-19 Testing Landscape: The Role of Antigen Testing in a Molecular World

04/16/2021 - Webinar: Spreadsheets for Life - 5 Ways to Successfully Align Spreadsheets & Modern QMS Tools

04/29/2021 - Webinar: Unraveling the role of LIMS in a manufacturing environment

 Featured Discussions

03/22/2021 - LIMS for paperless QC in Biotech

03/19/2021 - LIMS for veterinary, environmental protection, construction, road and geotechnical labs

03/08/2021 - what is six sigma certification

02/19/2021 - LIMS for Biobanks, Biorepositories and clinical trials

02/16/2021 - LIMS crash course

02/03/2021 - LIMS / ELN Cloud providers

 Other News

03/23/2021 - Introducing Inhalytix™: a new solution for analyzing and managing inhaler test data from Copley

 Bid Opportunities

03/26/2021 - Request for Proposal: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System

03/29/2021 - Request for Tender: Materials Laboratory Testing Data and Quality Management System

03/31/2021 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System and Open Case File Database Development

03/31/2021 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System Replacement

04/02/2021 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information Management System for Argonne National Laboratory

04/08/2021 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Information Management System for the City of Dallas

04/15/2021 - Request for Proposal: Environmental Laboratory Information Management System

04/19/2021 - Request for Information: Health Information Technology (HIT) Modernization

04/29/2021 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for Cord Blood Bank

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