Xybion Corporation, a global low-code SaaS company that enables digital transformation in highly regulated industries like Life Sciences, today announced that its preclinical laboratory solution, Pristima XD, was deployed recently to help several pharmaceutical companies, Contract Research Organizations (CROs) and Biotechnology companies to improve productivity by digitizing lab operations.
PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA (PathWest) has successfully integrated its new laboratory information system (LIS) transfusion medicine module, SoftBank®, with the National Blood Authority’s (NBA) BloodNet LIS interface.
A multinational oil and gas company was utilizing BIOVIA Experiment software to support the day-to-day operations of scientists running experiments in the company’s chemical operations division. These experiments were being conducted in three different laboratory locations worldwide, one of which had four servers on-premise that were being used to house the BIOVIA application and data center.
Data in laboratories is often produced by separate information systems, which can make it difficult to trace. When the systems aren’t connected, it can be even more challenging to maintain the data’s chain of custody and the metadata records.
The result? Stakeholders can’t generate a report that describes exactly what happened to a sample. Learn more about why clinical laboratories should care about data provenance within software.[Read More]
This mini review article published in the journal Frontiers in Digital Health outlines the field of "diagnostic informatics," one that uses "digital health tools to facilitate the accuracy and timeliness of health information transfer and enhance the effectiveness of the decision-making processes." Georgiou et al. focus on three primary aspects of diagnostic informatics: diagnostic errors and associated research, safety and efficacy of test result and follow-up management, and the enhancement of clinical decision support systems. The authors succinctly discuss these three aspects and then provide brief discussion about their findings. They close by noting that for the digital health tools of diagnostic informatics to prove most useful, they must consider the importance of patient-centered care, existing diagnostic processes in use, and of course the critical organizational communication processes in use.
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.