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.
The 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]
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.