August 18, 2021
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 19, Issue 33


In This Issue

 Featured Books

COVID-19 Testing, Reporting, and Information Management in the Laboratory

 Featured Content

08/18/2021 - OnQ Software at London Tech Week 2021

We’re very happy to be taking part in London Tech Week in conjunction with Global Victoria and Creative Victoria who in partnership with the UK Department of International Trade will lead the virtual trade mission between 20-29 September.

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08/18/2021 - Enabling Food Safety with SampleManager LIMS™

Food SafetyThe Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 and the EFSA regulation of 2010 require food safety labs to be certified under ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 22000. Hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) certification is part of these requirements. A SampleManager LIMS can play a key role in this certification process... [Read More]

08/18/2021 - Introducing STARLIMS Lab Execution System (LES) V1.1

The Informatics division of Abbott is pleased to announce the STARLIMS Laboratory Execution System (LES) v1.1. Built on the latest STARLIMS Quality Manufacturing QM 12.2, integrated in the results entry by run application.

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08/18/2021 - How to Create a Successful Software Credentialing Program

In today’s fast-paced, digitally enabled, remote-work world, competition for technology-related jobs is fierce. One way for technology professionals (e.g., IT professionals, scientists, instructional designers, etc.) to increase their attractiveness to hiring managers is to pursue credentials (e.g., certificates, certification, etc.) from software vendors or professional associations.

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08/17/2021 - When to Call in the Software Experts, and How to Get the Best Results

The success of any clinical diagnostic laboratory software project depends on multiple factors—including how much preparation the lab has done before calling in a consultant, whether they have a thorough understanding of their requirements, and if they have identified specific areas where they need help.  In this post, we describe several common scenarios where labs have reached out to us for help. We also include tips on how your lab can evaluate whether you’re ready to engage a contractor and what you can do to prepare so that time working with a consultant is well-spent and leads to an efficient, successful project.

 Journal Articles

08/10/2021 - Strategies for laboratory professionals to drive laboratory stewardship

This 2021 article published in the journal Practical Laboratory Medicine examines laboratory testing in the scope of quality management and laboratory stewardship programs and the long-term benefits they bring to an organization. White et al. first discuss the evolution of quality in the laboratory and then introduce the concept of "laboratory stewardship" and its ability to improve patient care. The rest of the work focuses on implementing such a program and presenting a hypothetical case study to show how a laboratory stewardship program can have a practical impact on a healthcare system. The authors conclude that a well-implemented stewardship program "presents a valuable opportunity for laboratory professionals to engage with clinical colleagues and drive change." They also distill their work down to five key elements required for making such programs have maximum impact: "1) a clear vision and organizational alignment; 2) appropriate skills for program execution and management; 3) resources to support the program; 4) incentives to motivate participation; and, 5) a plan of action that articulates program objectives and metrics."

 Featured Jobs

2 weeks ago - Quality Control Engineer

LabLynx, Inc. - Smyrna, Georgia 30080

LabLynx is looking for a QC Engineer to join our team! LabLynx, Inc. is a Smyrna-based software development and sales company that puts today's most pressing...

2 weeks ago - Administrative Assistant to Sales Manager

LabLynx, Inc. - Smyrna, Georgia 30080

LabLynx is looking for an Administrative Assitant to the Sales Manager to join our team!LabLynx, Inc. is a Smyrna-based software development and sales company that...

2 weeks ago - AUS/NZ Based Senior Full Stack Developer

LabLynx, Inc. - New Zealand / Australia, New Zealand 5012

  LabLynx is looking for an AUSTRALIA OR NEW ZEALAND BASED SENIOR DEVELOPER to join our team! LabLynx, Inc. is a Smyrna-based software development and...

4 weeks 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...

4 weeks ago - Technical Consultant/Senior Technical Consultant

Autoscribe Informatics - Home based or Lakeville, MA 02347

Interested in #LIMS and live in the USA?Want to help Laboratories make the most of #informatics systems?We are growing our technical team (again!). So don't be shy, download the...


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.

Health Informatics and Technology in Decision Making

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 "[g]ain an understanding of how healthcare informatics is deployed in diverse healthcare systems around the world." The course is free to take, with a Verified Certificate of completion available for $149. (The course is also part of a Healthcare Administration MicroMasters program.) The course requires on average five to ten hours a week of effort.

 Upcoming Webinars

08/20/2021 - Webinar: Accelerating Your Journey to the Cloud: Hybrid Cloud Management Solutions for Healthcare Providers

09/09/2021 - Webinar: LIMS - Using Environmental Monitoring To Ensure Sterile Manufacturing Conditions

09/14/2021 - Webinar: The era of data analytics: What it takes to succeed beyond the hype

09/27/2021 - Command and Control the Life Science R&D Lab

 Featured Discussions


07/21/2021 - Best EHR Software for School?

07/20/2021 - STARLIMS QC

07/07/2021 - Client looking to acquire a major LIS/LIMS platform

 Bid Opportunities

08/24/2021 - Request for Tenders: Laboratory Information Management System

08/26/2021 - Request for Tender: Provision of a Middleware Software and the Perspective Interface and Maintenance for Clinical Laboratory

09/10/2021 - Request for Information: Forensic Laboratory Information Management System

09/14/2021 - Request for Proposal: Organizational Change Management for LIMS Replacement Project

09/15/2021 - Preliminary Market Consultation: Supply of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to the National Blood Transfusion Services (NBTS) - Malta

09/17/2021 - Request for Proposal: Laboratory Information Software System for Histocompatibility Lab

09/17/2021 - Request for Tender: COTS Laboratory Information Management System for DAERA

Become a Sponsor
Astrix Technology Group
Autoscribe / Autoscribe Informatics, Inc.
Kalleid, Inc.
LabLynx, Inc.
Semaphore Solutions
Xybion Corporation
Abbott Informatics Corporation
Agilent SLIMS
Blaze Systems Corporation
CSols Inc.
Caliber Infosolutions
Computing Solutions, Inc.
International Society for Infectious Diseases
LIMS Wizards
OnQ Software
SCC Soft Computer
Sapio Sciences
Strateos, Inc.
Sunquest Information Systems, Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
E-mail your feedback or questions to us at: Mail us: LabLynx, Inc. P.O. Box 673966 Marietta, GA 30006 Telephone: 866-LabLynx (522-5969)