February 23, 2022
Laboratory Informatics Weekly Update

Volume 20, Issue 8


In This Issue

 Featured Books

HIPAA Compliance: An Introduction

 Featured Content

02/23/2022 - SCC Soft Computer’s Blood Bank Product Receives 510(k) Clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

SCC Soft Computer’s SoftDonor.web™ version received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). SoftDonor.web™ has enhanced features to increase productivity in the laboratory while maintaining compliance with safety regulations. [Read More]

02/23/2022 - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: A New Frontier

Starlims Post Thumbnail BlogAs the everyday world becomes immersed in technology and we become increasingly dependent on computers to assist in day-to-day tasks, the field of life sciences is following the same path of utilizing artificial intelligence (AI). [Read More]

02/23/2022 - Testing the Limits in LIMS - Part 1

A two-part series covering what limits are and how to apply them in a LIMS. One of the many benefits of implementing a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is the reduction, or elimination, of potential user error and the consistent application of standard operating procedures. [Read More]

02/23/2022 - What Labs Need to Know About Risk Management in Software

Every time we ride a bicycle, drive a car, or travel by plane, we’re faced with the risk of injury. While we can’t completely eliminate all the risks, we can reduce our chances of getting hurt — think bicycle helmets, seat belts, and oxygen masks. Similarly, clinical diagnostic labs have to accept a certain amount of risk (known as risk acceptance), but there are a number of ways these risks can be mitigated.
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02/23/2022 - 5 Key Benefits of a Unified LIS for All Medical Lab Disciplines

Outstanding healthcare begins with effective management of patient data from multiple sources across a network of medical care providers and organizations. Enabling health care providers to enter and access patient information via a unified, secure database provides a holistic view to better inform medical decisions and the quality of care.
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02/23/2022 - FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Final Rule on Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods: Considerations for Labs and Informatics Vendors

On December 3, 2021, the the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published it's final rule concerning the Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods (LAAF) program. Effective February 1, 2022, this rule enables the accreditation of interested food and environmental testing laboratories for specific types of testing of the U.S. food supply. [Read More]

02/23/2022 - Agilent Acquires Artificial Intelligence Technology to Enhance Lab Productivity

Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced it has acquired advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by Virtual Control, an AI and machine learning software developer that creates innovative analysis solutions in lab testing. [Read More]

02/09/2022 - Build a Tomorrow-Ready Lab with LIMS

Building a digital strategy that addresses the needs & trends of tomorrow is crucial to effective digital transformation. Quality, Compliance, and Automation are the three key themes that will influence today’s digital decisions. Read this whitepaper to learn more. [Read More]

 Journal Articles

02/22/2022 - An automated dashboard to improve laboratory COVID-19 diagnostics management

In this 2021 paper published in the journal Frontiers in Digital Health, Maury et al. of University of Lausanne and Lausanne University Hospital describe their process of developing a COVID-19 dashboard for improving their health care efforts. Noting the usefulness of rapidly gathering, integrating, and using data during epidemics, the authors decided to pull information from their laboratory information system (LIS), as well as other systems, and try to streamline COVID-19 care. After describing their reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) workflows and information systems, they discuss their dashboard—developed in R Shiny—and how its various components aided in their hospital system's goals. The authors conclude that a "dashboard promises the potential gain of time and productivity in a public hospital context, where the resources are scarce and the staff is under the day-to-day task pressure."

01/25/2022 - From biobank and data silos into a data commons: Convergence to support translational medicine

In this 2021 paper published in the journal Journal of Translational Medicine, Asiimwe et al. discuss the challenge of moving "vast amounts of research and clinical data" from their silos to more accessible platforms that biobanks and their researchers can better take advantage of. In particular, they discuss the steps British Columbia’s Gynecological Cancer Research Program (OVCARE) took to move from a traditional system of data silos to an integrated data commons in an effort to standardize and encourage collaborative data sharing and governance. After providing a bit of background on their situation, the authors discuss matching their research community's needs to an integrated domain-specific system infrastructure. After reflecting on their implementation, the authors discuss their results and conclude that a "seamless data environment for clinical and research data can be achieved through shared policies and technologies, and privacy-preserving open computer architectures and storage platforms."

 Featured Jobs

2 days ago - Scientist, Downstream Process Development

VBI Vaccones Inc. - Ottawa, Ontario K1V1C1

VBI Vaccines Inc. – www.vbivaccines.com (“VBI”) is a biopharmaceutical company driven by immunology in the pursuit of powerful prevention and treatment of disease. Through its...

2 weeks ago - Validation Engineer

Infotech Spectrum Inc - Santa Clara, CA 95050

We are looking for a Validation Engineer who can speak Mandarin language.Pharma Domain experience is a must.·    Manage the entire GxP change control process from...

 Upcoming Webinars

03/30/2022 - Live Webinar – Creating a Comprehensive Image & Image Data Management Strategy

03/23/2022 - How to Maximize NuGenesis SDMS as your Central Location for Analytical Data

03/08/2022 - Webinar: COVID-19 Pandemic: Emerging Testing Solutions

03/02/2022 - Redefining Your Case Management Process in Today’s All Digital World

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

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03/16/2022 - Request for Proposal: Water Quality Laboratory Services

03/15/2022 - Invitation to Bid: Sewer Utility Laboratory Analysis

03/11/2022 - Request for Proposals: Materials Testing Lab Services

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

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