August 10, 2022
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 20, Issue 32


In This Issue

 Featured Books

Past, Present, and Future of Cannabis Laboratory Testing and Regulation in the United States

 Featured Content

08/10/2022 - Improve Laboratory Accuracy and Reporting Quality with a LIMS

Errors may appear at any point in the laboratory workflow, from sample preparation and test setup to instrument calibration and report creation. Inaccuracies lengthen turnaround times, reduce efficiency, and potentially lead customers to poor decisions based on incorrect or missing data. Using a laboratory information management system (LIMS) to constrain sources of pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical errors offers benefits beyond just improving test accuracy.  [Read More]

08/10/2022 - The Elusive Promise of Managed Change

I love the work of change management because it is messy, unpredictable, and deeply personal. Humans, when taken individually, are complex and full of surprises. But aggregate the expected behavior of 10, 50, or even 10,000 humans and the possible outcomes are practically limitless. I have yet to experience a boring day on a change management project and I don’t expect to live through one any time soon. [Read More]

08/10/2022 - How Logilab ELN helps organizations to maintain ALCOA Data Integrity

Data integrity, an area of increasing priority in today’s laboratory world and “The focus area” when it comes to regulatory compliance such as 21 CFR Part 11 and Eudralex Annex 11.  Considering the number of warning letters from US FDA and other such regulatory bodies issued to pharmaceutical and medical devices manufacturers across the globe, Data integrity is the “Buzz word” in today’s audit. [Read More]

08/10/2022 - HR in the Digital World: The Future of Human Resources

Human resources have always been a critical function in any company. But with the digital age, the future or human resources is becoming an even more essential component of business success. To stay ahead of the curve, HR must undergo a digital transformation. This means deploying digital platforms for employee engagement, introducing personalized training and skilling programs, and using automation and analytics for insights and efficiency. [Read More]

08/10/2022 - Celebrating The Go-Live of the STARLIMS Quality Manufacturing (QM) Solution At Jiuzhou Pharma

The project went live successfully on June 15, with an implementation cycle of only 4 months. During the severe epidemic lockdown in China, the STARLIMS team collaborated closely with the customer, coordinating resources efficiently between different parties. Under the strict quality management and project management, the STARLIMS system has been successfully delivered on time to support the customer’s long-term development. [Read More]

 Journal Articles

08/08/2022 - Electronic tools in clinical laboratory diagnostics: Key examples, limitations, and value in laboratory medicine

In this 2021 paper by Bohn et al., a review of the utility and limitations of clinical laboratory electronic tools is given, along with a use case of the Canadian Laboratory Initiative on Pediatric Reference Intervals (CALIPER) online database. After a brief introduction, the authors examine both tools that are useful to the medical provider and tools useful to the patient, as well as a few caveats on their use. They then discuss CALIPER, a tool " aimed to improve blood test result interpretation in children by establishing accurate and robust pediatric reference intervals for important biomarkers of health and disease." They discuss the system in the framework of how such clinical electronic systems can assist doctors and patients through the laboratory. They conclude that "clinical laboratories should be leading and actively engaged in electronic diagnostic tool innovations that improve laboratory data communication and reduce post-analytical errors in test result reporting and interpretation," while at the same time considering "[i]nherent biases to data-driven technologies."

 Featured Jobs

2 weeks ago - Clarity LIMS Developer

Elastic Solutions, Inc. - Remote, CA 94005

Location: RemoteCandidates Need EITHER specific Clarity LIMS exp OR very strong Python skills and very strong background in molecular diagnostic workflows particular to NGS.Company DescriptionOur client...

3 weeks 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...

3 weeks ago - Sr Software Developer – Laboratory Information Systems

Regeneron Genetics Center - Tarrytown, New York 10591 are looking for a Senior Software Developer - Laboratory Information Systems who will configure, customize and system admin the information systems supporting the Regeneron...

3 weeks 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...

3 weeks 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

09/22/2022 - Webinar: Incorporating ISO 17025 into your laboratory

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

08/30/2022 - ResultWorks Webinar – Emerging Technologies’ Impact on Digital Transformation in Life Science

 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

09/09/2022 - Request for Proposal: LIS for Blood Bank, Blood Donor Center, Transfusion Service, and HLA Laboratory

09/01/2022 - Request for Proposals: Forensic DNA Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

08/31/2022 - Request for Tender: Laboratory Information Management Solution

08/18/2022 - Sources Sought: Laboratory Document Control System

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

08/15/2022 - Request for Offer: Clinical Case Management and Investigation System (CMIS) with an Electronic Health Records (EHR) Component

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