July 27, 2022
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 20, Issue 30


In This Issue

 Featured Books

The Laboratories of Our Lives: Labs, Labs Everywhere!

 Featured Content

07/27/2022 - LIMS Software: Build or Buy

Paper-based workflows and documentation may have functioned fine when your laboratory began operations. Going paperless and manually keying your data into shared spreadsheets seemed like the natural progression and offered some efficiencies. But your lab staff is entering thousands of samples per week and finding it difficult to meet regulatory compliance. Your business needs a laboratory information management system (LIMS). You know of commercial LIMS software vendors in the marketplace, but couldn’t your IT group build an in-house solution?  This brief topical article will examine why a laboratory may consider building its own LIMS, factors to address before developing an in-house system, and the advantages of commercial LIMS software.  [Read More]

07/27/2022 - Specialty Lubricant Manufacturer Benz Oil Adopts Matrix Gemini LIMS to Manage Testing and Reporting

Benz oil cs socialA new case study from Autoscribe Informatics highlights how Benz Oil adopted Matrix Gemini LIMS in its laboratory to test batches of product for quality control purposes., In addition, customers can submit field samples for routine and investigative testing. Using the new LIMS reduces the total time taken to register incoming samples from both production and external clients by up to 80%. The task that used to take 5 – 6 hours per day has been reduced to around 1 hour.  [Read More]

07/27/2022 - How to Get the LIMS You Need - Part 3

Pexels william fortunato 6140676 no credit neededPart 1 of this blog series reviewed the importance of identifying your LIMS requirements to ensure the success of your project. We also reviewed some key considerations for identifying those needs. In Part 2 we looked at how understanding your requirements helps you choose the correct LIMS solution and supplier. In Part 3 we discuss the importance of documenting your requirements accurately, concisely, and most importantly with clarity.  [Read More]

07/27/2022 - Is a Contingent Workforce the Answer to the Great Employee Churn?

The great employee churn is a reality that all businesses face. Workers at every level and industry are looking for new opportunities, and this constant ebb and flow of talent is happening faster than ever before. This presents a considerable challenge for businesses: how can you find and retain the skills you need to compete? In the face of the great employee churn, it’s more important than ever to have a strong contingent workforce strategy. [Read More]

 Journal Articles

07/26/2022 - Using knowledge graph structures for semantic interoperability in electronic health records data exchanges

The interoperability of health care systems—especially electronic health records (EHRs)—has long been a focus of regulators, medical personnel, and other key stakeholders. Interoperability helps ensure data communicated from one system to another are sufficient for the receiving system to work with, i.e., have the same meaning to the recipient as they do the sender. This is not always an easy task, as noted by Sachdeva and Bhalla in this 2022 paper published in Information. Also noting the value in clinical information exchange, the authors examine formal methods of making interoperability work better, as well as considerations interoperability experts should be making in successfully transforming data across different EHR standards. After laying out their research work and findings on cross-conversion of archetypes such as XML, ADL, and OWL, the authors conclude both that "terminology binding must established through archetypes" and "mappings between different standardized EHR systems must be established." Each archetype has its drawbacks and benefits, depending on what you're trying to accomplish, and this research "can contribute to helping EHR system vendors and developers to choose the appropriate technology for the required purpose, keeping in mind semantic interoperability."

 Featured Jobs

1 week ago - Laboratory System Administrator

Seattle Public Utilities - Seattle, WA, Washington 98104

Position DescriptionAn online application including response to the supplemental questionnaire must be fully completed for consideration Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is seeking an experienced Laboratory System Administrator (ITP-B) to...

1 week ago - Sr Software Developer – Laboratory Information Systems

Regeneron Genetics Center - Tarrytown, New York 10591

https://careers.regeneron.com/job/R12752/Sr-Software-Developer-Laboratory-Information-SystemsWe are looking for a Senior Software Developer - Laboratory Information Systems who will configure, customize and system admin the information systems supporting the Regeneron...

1 week ago - Laboratory Information Coordinator

TidalHealth - Salisbury, Maryland 21804

The Laboratory Information Coordinator receives, distributes, and processes blood and body fluids/specimens from inpatient, outpatient and outreach locations. The LIC coordinates information between laboratory sections...

1 week ago - Medical Laboratory Scientist

TidalHealth - Salisbury, Maryland 21804

The Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) is responsible for the performance, evaluation and correlation of test procedures and assists in the selection and evaluation of test...

 Upcoming Webinars

09/14/2022 - Digital Roundtable Event – Why modern systems are needed for true digital transformation

09/14/2022 - Webinar: The Past, Present, and Future of Laboratory Automation

 Bid Opportunities

12/31/2023 - Request for Information: Laboratory Information Management System for Laboratory eTools Repository

10/14/2022 - Request for Proposals: Laboratory Information Management System for the Maryland Department of State Police

08/16/2022 - Request for Tender: Clinical Laboratory Information System

08/15/2022 - Request for Tender: Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to the Department of Medical Genetics at Oslo University Hospital HF

08/05/2022 - Request for Tenders: Laboratory information management system (LIMS) for pharmaceutical order analysis

08/04/2022 - Request for Tender: Supply of an Environmental Chemistry Information System to the Government Laboratory

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