Laboratory Informatics Buyer's Guide for Medical Research & Diagnostics - 2020 Edition

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1. Table of Contents

1.1. Introduction to Medical Diagnostics & Research Laboratories

1.1.1. Clinical Diagnostics - No entry in Wikipedia or LIMSwiki; see "Medical diagnosis" and "Medical test" in Wikipedia: * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_diagnosis * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_test

1.1.2. NextGen Sequencing - Covered in Wikipedia as a subsection of the DNA sequencing article, referenced under"high-throughput methods"; we have the Wikipedia article transcluded to LIMSwiki: * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_sequencing#Next-generation_methods We also have this wiki book from wikibooks.org: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/LII:Next_Generation_Sequencing_(NGS)

1.1.3. Cytogenetics - Covered in Wikipedia: * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cytogenetics

1.1.4. Toxicology - Covered in Wikipedia; that article has multiple issues that need correcting: * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxicology

1.1.5. Pathology: We have two articles in LIMSwiki: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/Anatomical_pathology * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/Clinical_pathology

1.1.6. Public Health - Covered in Wikipedia: * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_health The following related content is in LIMSwiki: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/Public_health_informatics * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/Public_health_laboratory

1.1.7. Medical Examiner - Covered in Wikipedia: * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_examiner

1.1.8. Physician Office Labs - Covered in LIMSwiki: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/Physician_office_laboratory We also have this guide: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/LII:The_Comprehensive_Guide_to_Physician_Office_Laboratory_Setup_and_Operation

1.1.9. Blood Banking - Covered in Wikipedia as "Blood bank": * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_bank

1.1.10. Medical Cannabis - Covered in Wikipedia as "Cannabis (drug)": * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_(drug)

1.1.11. Functional & Integrative Medicine - I don't think we should be getting into the quackery that is alternative medicine; recommend removing this: * https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/functional-medicine-the-ultimate-misnomer-in-the-world-of-integrative-medicine/

1.1.12. Clinical Trials / CRO - See "Clinical trial" and "Contract research organization" on Wikipedia: * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinical_trial * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinical_trialhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contract_research_organization

1.2. Choosing a Lab Informatics Software for your lab

1.2.1. Evaluation & Selection - Perhaps something worth using in the POL guide: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/LII:The_Comprehensive_Guide_to_Physician_Office_Laboratory_Setup_and_Operation

1.2.2. Technology Considerations - Perhaps something worth using in the POL guide: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/LII:The_Comprehensive_Guide_to_Physician_Office_Laboratory_Setup_and_Operationg

1.2.3. Cybersecurity Considerations - May be able to pull ideas from the cybersecurity planning guide: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/User:Shawndouglas/sandbox/sublevel23

1.2.4. Regulatory Compliance Considerations - Maybe something worth using here: * https://www.lablynxpress.com/index.php?title=Standards_and_Compliance * https://www.lablynxpress.com/index.php?title=Regulatory_Compliance_-_HCP

1.2.5. Features & Functions - Might be able to pull from these, though they are outdated and need updated: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/LIS_feature * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/LIMS_feature

1.2.6. Implementation - May be some material to pull from here: * https://www.lablynxpress.com/index.php?title=Implementation_Services

1.2.7. External Integrations - No obvious material to pull from

1.2.8. On-going Maintenance, Support, Warranty and Enhancements - No obvious material to pull from

1.2.9. Cost Considerations - Can likely pull from Lablynx Press: * https://www.lablynxpress.com/index.php?title=How_much_does_a_LIMS_cost%3F * https://www.lablynxpress.com/index.php?title=Example_Cost_Analysis

1.2.10. Pulling everything together with a User Requirements Specification (LiMSpec) - Current LIMSpec found at: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/Book:LIMSpec_2019_R1

1.3. Additional Resources

1.3.1. Vendor Directories

1.3.1.1. Laboratory Informatics

1.3.1.1.1. LIMS/LIS - Pull from LIMSwiki (what are the criteria? Use the entire LIMS and LIS vendor pages?): * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/LIMS_vendor * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/LIS_vendor

1.3.1.1.2. ELN - Pull from LIMSwiki (what are the criteria? Use the entire ELN vendor page?): * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/ELN_vendor

1.3.1.1.3. Middleware - Requires research

1.3.1.1.4. Portal/Outreach - Please explain what this refers to.

1.3.1.2. Instrumentation - Requires research (could be a huge list, so requires criteria); POL list a starting point: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/LII:The_Comprehensive_Guide_to_Physician_Office_Laboratory_Setup_and_Operation/Additional_Resources

1.3.1.3. Lab Billing Providers - Requires research

1.3.1.4. EHR - We never had the time to get this off the ground; would require significant time to complete: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/EMR_and_EHR_vendor

1.3.2. Trade Organizations & Events

1.3.3. Books & Journals

1.3.4. Standards

1.3.5. User Communities

1.3.6. LiMSpec

1.3.6.1. Blank Template

1.3.6.2. Completed Example

1.4. Taking the next step

1.4.1. Build a LiMSpec specific to your Lab - This is practically a duplicate of the last item in the second section; remove or move from second section to here.

1.4.2. Issuing the LiMSpec as an RFI - Requires research

1.4.3. Talk with vendors and get demos & proposals - A couple of tidbits found here: * https://www.lablynxpress.com/index.php?title=Evaluating_and_Implementing_a_LIMS_for_Cannabis_Testing * https://www.lablynxpress.com/index.php?title=POL_LIS_Requirement_Checklist

2. Key Topics

2.1. Types of labs

2.1.1. Clinical Diagnostics - No entry in Wikipedia or LIMSwiki; see "Medical diagnosis" and "Medical test" in Wikipedia: * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_diagnosis * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_test

2.1.2. NextGen Sequencing - Covered in Wikipedia as a subsection of the DNA sequencing article, referenced under"high-throughput methods"; we have the Wikipedia article transcluded to LIMSwiki: * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_sequencing#Next-generation_methods We also have this wiki book from wikibooks.org: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/LII:Next_Generation_Sequencing_(NGS)

2.1.3. Cytogenetics - Covered in Wikipedia: * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cytogenetics

2.1.4. Toxicology - Covered in Wikipedia; that article has multiple issues that need correcting: * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxicology

2.1.5. Pathology: We have two articles in LIMSwiki: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/Anatomical_pathology * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/Clinical_pathology

2.1.6. Public Health - Covered in Wikipedia: * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_health The following related content is in LIMSwiki: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/Public_health_informatics * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/Public_health_laboratory

2.1.7. Medical Examiner - Covered in Wikipedia: * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_examiner

2.1.8. Physician Office Labs - Covered in LIMSwiki: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/Physician_office_laboratory We also have this guide: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/LII:The_Comprehensive_Guide_to_Physician_Office_Laboratory_Setup_and_Operation

2.1.9. Blood Banking - Covered in Wikipedia as "Blood bank": * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_bank

2.1.10. Medical Cannabis - Covered in Wikipedia as "Cannabis (drug)": * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_(drug)

2.1.11. Functional & Integrative Medicine - I don't think we should be getting into the quackery that is alternative medicine; recommend removing this: * https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/functional-medicine-the-ultimate-misnomer-in-the-world-of-integrative-medicine/

2.1.12. Clinical Trials / CRO - See "Clinical trial" and "Contract research organization" on Wikipedia: * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinical_trial * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinical_trialhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contract_research_organization

2.2. Choosing a Lab Informatics Software for your lab

2.2.1. Evaluation & Selection - Perhaps something worth using in the POL guide: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/LII:The_Comprehensive_Guide_to_Physician_Office_Laboratory_Setup_and_Operation

2.2.2. Technology Considerations - Perhaps something worth using in the POL guide: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/LII:The_Comprehensive_Guide_to_Physician_Office_Laboratory_Setup_and_Operationg

2.2.3. Cybersecurity Considerations - May be able to pull ideas from the cybersecurity planning guide: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/User:Shawndouglas/sandbox/sublevel23

2.2.4. Regulatory Compliance Considerations - Maybe something worth using here: * https://www.lablynxpress.com/index.php?title=Standards_and_Compliance * https://www.lablynxpress.com/index.php?title=Regulatory_Compliance_-_HCP

2.2.5. Features & Functions - Might be able to pull from these, though they are outdated and need updated: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/LIS_feature * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/LIMS_feature

2.2.6. Implementation - May be some material to pull from here: * https://www.lablynxpress.com/index.php?title=Implementation_Services

2.2.7. External Integrations - No obvious material to pull from

2.2.8. On-going Maintenance, Support, Warranty and Enhancements - No obvious material to pull from

2.2.9. Cost Considerations - Can likely pull from Lablynx Press: * https://www.lablynxpress.com/index.php?title=How_much_does_a_LIMS_cost%3F * https://www.lablynxpress.com/index.php?title=Example_Cost_Analysis

2.2.10. Pulling everything together with a User Requirements Specification (LiMSpec) - Current LIMSpec found at: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/Book:LIMSpec_2019_R1

2.3. Vendor Directories

2.3.1. Laboratory Informatics

2.3.1.1. LIMS/LIS - Pull from LIMSwiki (what are the criteria? Use the entire LIMS and LIS vendor pages?): * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/LIMS_vendor * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/LIS_vendor

2.3.1.2. ELN - Pull from LIMSwiki (what are the criteria? Use the entire ELN vendor page?): * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/ELN_vendor

2.3.1.3. Middleware - Requires research

2.3.1.4. Portal/Outreach - Please explain what this refers to.

2.3.2. Instrumentation - Requires research (could be a huge list, so requires criteria); POL list a starting point: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/LII:The_Comprehensive_Guide_to_Physician_Office_Laboratory_Setup_and_Operation/Additional_Resources

2.3.3. Lab Billing Providers - Requires research

2.3.4. EHR - We never had the time to get this off the ground; would require significant time to complete: * https://www.limswiki.org/index.php/EMR_and_EHR_vendor

2.4. Taking the next step

2.4.1. Build a LiMSpec specific to your Lab - This is practically a duplicate of the last item in the second section; remove or move from second section to here.

2.4.2. Issuing the LiMSpec as an RFI - Requires research

2.4.3. Talk with vendors and get demos & proposals - A couple of tidbits found here: * https://www.lablynxpress.com/index.php?title=Evaluating_and_Implementing_a_LIMS_for_Cannabis_Testing * https://www.lablynxpress.com/index.php?title=POL_LIS_Requirement_Checklist