June 16, 2021
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 19, Issue 24


In This Issue

 Featured Books

Past, Present, and Future of Cannabis Laboratory Testing and Regulation in the United States

 Featured Content

06/16/2021 - The Origins of Computer System Validation

What does Silly Putty have in common with Computer System Validation (CSV)? A thought-provoking question, but one that points out how much we don’t know about the origins of many things we use daily. [Read More]

06/16/2021 - The Changing Landscape of COVID-19 — What's Next? Part 1 in a Series

 The United States is reaching a transition point in the COVID-19 pandemic due to a rise in the SARS-CoV-2-immune population (via vaccination or infection) and the onset of warmer weather. [Read More]

06/16/2021 - Smart Labs, Automation & Technology Summit in Review

Strateos was pleased to take part in the 2021 Smart Labs, Automation & Technology Virtual Summit held on May 19th where we engaged with industry leaders to talk about leveraging laboratory automation to increase data quality and volume to improve workflow efficiencies. [Read More]

06/16/2021 - Case Study: LabVantage LIMS Functional Expansion in a Rapidly Expanding Biotechnology Company

A rapidly expanding biotech company focused on drug discovery and drug development for vaccines, oncology and other diseases was using LabVantage LIMS in its analytical development and quality control laboratories.  [Read More]

 Journal Articles

06/08/2021 - Emerging and established trends to support secure health information exchange

In this 2021 article published in Frontiers in Digital Health, Spanakis et al. describe their research efforts towards the development of a more advanced way of securely transmitting and sharing sensitive healthcare data, including by use of blockchain and cloud computing. They first provide background on interoperability and data sharing in healthcare and the challenges that face such activities. This background also includes discussion of an interoperability framework in the European context and how it could be applied to their research. The authors then discuss the current status of standards-based health data exchange and how blockchain fits into that picture. They then propose their Innovative Secure Information Sharing Platform (InSISP), which is "able to support a fast and efficient medical information sharing at both national and cross-national levels, taking into account sharing constraints, including those imposed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)." Afterwards, they summarize their recommendations based on their InSISP, concluding that their platform has the potential improve healthcare data sharing and transmission, though not without challenges in addressing blockchained healthcare data in the scope of GDPR, as well as the overall complexity and heterogeneity of big healthcare data and the problems that arise.

 Featured Jobs

5 hours ago - International Sales Account Manager

Autoscribe Informatics - Reading, Berkshire RG7 8DA

Autoscribe Informatics is looking for an International Sales Account Manager to join our friendly Technical Sales team within a fast growing software company. For a...

2 weeks ago - Medical Laboratory Tech

KurzSolutions - Acoma, NM 87034

Medical Laboratory TechnologistThe Sky CityThe Community – Acoma PuebloAcoma Pueblo is regarded as the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States. Access to the...

3 weeks ago - Programmer Analyst II (Dallas Water) (LIMS Administrator)

City of Dallas - Dallas, Texas 75201

Programmer Analyst II (Dallas Water) (LIMS Administrator)An Equal Opportunity EmployerSALARY$26.55 - $38.46 Hourly    $2,123.92 - $3,076.69 Biweekly    $55,222.00 - $79,994.00 AnnuallyOPENING DATE: 05/26/21CLOSING DATE: 06/12/21Dallas...


Health Informatics Technology in Population Healthcare Analytics

This is a Doane University-created course that is released on the edX platform. The self-paced three-week course is designed to help learners to better understand "health informatics solutions that answer population health challenges." The course is free to take, with a Verified Certificate of completion available for $149. The course requires on average five to ten hours a week of effort. Additionally, "[t]his course is part of the Certified Lifestyle Medicine Executive MicroMasters program which consists of 9 courses and a capstone exam." Access to the class begins November 4, 2019.

 Upcoming Webinars

06/23/2021 - Expert Insights – Strategies for Leading a Successful Digital Transformation in the Laboratory

06/23/2021 - Webinar: Optimizing LabVantage LIMS Master Data Setup

06/24/2021 - Digital Transformation Webcast Series: “Agility and Efficiency in Regulatory Affairs: How to Automate your Regulatory Monitoring and Tracking”

06/29/2021 - Webinar: Strategies for Creating AI Ready Chemical Data

06/30/2021 - Webinar: LIMS - The Complete Management Solution for Your Laboratory

07/15/2021 - Digital Transformation Webcast Series: “Predictive Chemistry, The Holy Grail For Chemicals & Materials”

 Featured Discussions

06/03/2021 - Sample Vial Tracking System in LIMS

05/19/2021 - LIMS business analyst vs. LIMS business intelligence developer

05/02/2021 - LIMS for asbestos lab

04/28/2021 - Six Essential Features When Evaluating a LIMS for Reagent & Lab Inventory Management

 Bid Opportunities

06/21/2021 - Invitation to Market Dialogs: Multidisciplinary Laboratory Information Management System

06/25/2021 - Request for Tenders: Delivery and implementation of components of the Laboratory Service System - LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) at NIZP-PZH

06/28/2021 - Request for Offers: Laboratory Information System Maintenance

06/29/2021 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

07/12/2021 - Request for Tender: Acquisition and implementation of a LIMS solution (Integrated Laboratory Information Management System)

07/13/2021 - Pre-market Engagement: Laboratory Information Management System for Surgical Materials Testing Lab

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