January 26, 2022
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 20, Issue 4


In This Issue

 Featured Books

The Complete Guide to LIMS and Laboratory Informatics: 2022 Edition

 Featured Content

01/26/2022 - Why Data Integrity is Needed for a Digital Transformation

To be effective, digital transformation efforts to improve business operations require reliable data. The exponential growth of business data, along with advances in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, has ushered in a new era of digital transformation around the world – making... [Read More]

01/26/2022 - Software Quality: What Role Does Testing Play?

No discussion about software quality would be complete without examining the role of software testing. Let's take a closer look at which types of laboratory software need to be tested, when they should be tested, and how testing can help you ensure the quality of your software is high.
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01/26/2022 - Manufacturing LIMS Webinar Draws a Crowd

One of the best attended Autoscribe Informatics’ educational webinars in 2021 was the webinar on LIMS for manufacturing environments, titled: ‘Unraveling the role of LIMS in a Manufacturing Environment’. [Read More]

01/26/2022 - Stira Pharmaceuticals Selects Xybion Digital to Transform Lab Operations

Xybion Digital, a global, low-code SaaS company that enables digital transformation in highly regulated industries like Life Sciences, announced today it has been selected by Stira Pharmaceuticals to digitize their R&D and Manufacturing labs to enhance process efficiency and improve compliance. [Read More]

 Journal Articles

01/04/2022 - Quality management system implementation in human and animal laboratories

In this 2021 paper published in the journal One Health, Kachuwaire et al.discuss the results of an Armenian effort to strengthen the human and veterinary laboratory quality management system (QMS) programs across 15 laboratories. This QMS strengthening, based on World Health Organization and World Organization for Animal Health guidelines, occurred between 2017 and 2020, followed by an assessment of the program's success. After reviewing their assessment methods, the authors discuss the results, noting that in both human and veterinarian labs, improvements were seen in the "areas of organizational structure, human resources, equipment management, supply chain, and data management," though some laboratories still showed poor results afterwards. Their findings indicated those labs that tended to do poorly post-implementation lacked a supportive long-term quality manager, "demonstrating the importance of a full-time or substantive quality manager."


Information Security: Introduction to Information Security

This is a New York University course that is released on the edX platform. The five-week course is designed as "a self-paced course that provides an introduction to information security and cybersecurity." The course is free to take, with a Verified Certificate of completion available for $166. (Note that the free Audit track expires January 3, 2022.) The course requires on average eight to 10 hours a week of effort. Access to the class started earlier in the fall.

Data Analytics and Visualization in Health Care

This is a Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) course that is released on the edX platform. The eight-week course is designed for students to learn how "to extract, analyze, and interpret data from patient health records, insurance claims, financial records, and more to tell a compelling and actionable story using health care data analytics." The course is free to take, with a Verified Certificate of completion available for $249. (Note that the free Audit track expires March 14, 2022.) The course requires on average eight to 10 hours a week of effort. Access to the class starts January 17, 2022.

 Upcoming Webinars

02/17/2022 - Webinar: The Analytical Landscape of Cannabis Testing – Session 2: Pesticides by GC-MS/MS

02/16/2022 - Astrix Webinar – Unleash the Power From Your SampleManager 21.0

02/10/2022 - Webinar: Configuring Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) LIMS to Suit Your Needs

 Upcoming Trade Events

06/14/2022 - HIMSS Europe 2022

06/01/2022 - e-Health 2022 (Toronto)

05/17/2022 - APHL 2022

05/09/2022 - Pathology Informatics Summit 2022

04/26/2022 - Paperless Lab Academy 2022

03/17/2022 - Laborama 2022

 Bid Opportunities

03/04/2022 - Request for Proposal: Coronavirus Analysis in Wastewater, Including Variants

02/21/2022 - Request for Proposals: Forensic Science Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

02/11/2022 - Request for Quotation: Weight-Based Inventory Management System for Epidemiology Lab

02/10/2022 - Request for Tender: Laboratory information management system (LIMS) for atmospheric radioactivity and trace analysis and emission monitoring

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