In previous blogs we have looked at the differences between Configuration and Customization. In this blog we discuss Autoscribe Informatics’ approach to configuration using a No-Code Development Platform (NCDP), and why NCDP provides advantages over traditional approaches to LIMS configuration.
The advances in technology in the past decade have resulted in a new industrial revolution. This is frequently referred to as the fourth industrial revolution or “Industry 4.0.” The revolution is being driven by the exponential growth of disruptive technologies and... [Read More]
It’s simply a fact that while many laboratories have a laboratory information management system (LIMS), many simply do not use their LIMS to its fullest capacity and value – and in many cases, only a fraction of functionality is utilized. Typically, a LIMS selection process includes defining the requirements for the LIMS within the lab... [Read More]
The past 5 years have been busy for STARLIMS. Being one of the global Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) leaders in the market for over 3 decades, its evolving journey has picked up the pace. Back in 2016, STARLIMS set out on the journey from good to great, together with a tremendous amount of diverse and great customers globally.
Autoscribe Informatics has announced the release of a LIMS specifically optimized for Covid testing. The Matrix Covid LIMS is pre-configured for fast deployment into laboratories performing Covid testing.
Clinical informatics continues to be a vital component for helping to ensure quality clinical outcomes for patients. But what of those who must learn about clinical informatics and what it entails? What of its core competencies for learning? Davies et al. explore this topic in the scope of the United Kingdom and the NHS, noting that no national core competency framework for clinical informatics exists in that country. The authors provide an introduction to clinical informatics and a background review of building their Core Competencies Project in an attempt to develop a U.K.-based competency framework. Their methods—heavily leaning on interviews and a survey—are then described, along with the resulting final competency framework. After a discussion of their results and their limitations, the authors conclude that their mixed-methods approach allowed them to "take a systematic and structured approach to co-designing the framework with no major issues," adding that the "combination of qualitative and quantitative methods contributed to the robustness of the final output." However, the application of the framework still requires professional considerations and attentiveness to the needs of all stakeholders to ensure it's not too unwieldy, which can lead to knowledge "burnout."
This is an IsraelX-created course that is released on the edX platform. The introductory eight-week course is designed to help learners "to bridge the current gaps in health informatics education and introduce the major aspects of the field to novice and advanced clinical and technical audiences." The course is free to take. A verified certificate of completion, via a Verified track from IsrealX, is available afterwards for $49 USD. (Note that the Audit track expires September 20, 2021.)