Enterprise content management (ECM) is a type of software that helps organizations capture, store, activate, analyze, and automate unstructured business data into valuable information. ECM solutions can be deployed on-premises, in the cloud, or as a hybrid deployment. [Read More]
Autoscribe Informatics is delighted to announce that it has appointed Katalysis Scientific Instrumentation as its distributor in Brazil to sell, configure and support the Matrix family of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) products. [Read More]
The huge amounts of data that laboratories in every sector of industry generate are a key asset for an organization. Maximizing value from that asset is, however, a major challenge. Today’s laboratory environment is commonly stacked with many different types of instruments and software from multiple vendors. [Read More]
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Any organization that’s thinking about implementing a LIMS in their lab wants to know “How much does a LIMS cost?” This is a very good question. Coming up with an answer is more complicated than you might realize, and depends on what the best LIMS is for your situation. [Read More]
In this 2021 journal article published in the Journal of Pathology Informatics, Starks et al. of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics present their case for the value of autoverification data evaluation despite the inherent challenges of extracting and analyzing data related to autoverification rules from informatics system. Noting that most autoverification rules were housed in their middleware solution and (and not the LIS, which would require additional fields currently not present), they examined instrument- and middleware-generated flags generated from "complete blood count (CBC) with white blood cell (WBC) count differential (Diff) and the 'a la carte' ordering of individual CBC components." Their analysis resulted in two significant changes to their autoverification rules related to those tests, resulting in "improved efficiency and lower rerun rates." However, these insights did come at some investment in time and resources, requiring third-party data retrieval methods and "extensive cleanup and formatting" of the data to actually identify flagged specimens. The authors conclude that these downsides highlight "opportunities for improvement in software tools that allow for more rapid and routine evaluation of autoverification parameters."
This is a Rochester Institute of Technology-created course that is released on the edX platform. The introductory eight-week course is designed to help learners "learn about the general information security risk management framework and its practices and how to identify and model information security risks and apply both qualitative and quantitative risk assessment methods." The course is free to take. A verified certificate of completion, via a Verified track from RIT, is available for $249 USD. (Note that the free Audit track expires March 1, 2022.)