Laboratory Information Systems

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Earn 8.5 ACCENT® continuing education credits and a certificate of completion for successfully completing the program before the access end date.

The program is composed of eight courses listed below.  Each course can be completed online in 1-4 hours and contains a lecture, a reading, and a quiz. Some include additional readings and resources. Communicate questions or comments using the program discussion board.

  • Introduction to LIS
  • Terminology of LIS
  • Languages of Informatics
  • Middleware
  • Electronic Approaches to Programming in LIS
  • Security and Networking
  • Validation of Interfaces in Compliance
  • Project Management

Certificates are awarded online upon completion of the program. Graduates are recognized on a register located on the certificate program web page.


This is an online learning program for laboratory professionals who want to improve their knowledge of LIS, developed to present the essentials and to fill a void in basic informatics knowledge not received in specialized laboratory training. The content of this program is at a basic to intermediate level.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Explain basic terminology and architecture of laboratory informatics systems
  • Understand current laboratory information systems
  • Make knowledgeable decisions for routine troubleshooting, accreditation validations/documentation as well as comparing/contrasting future upgrades and/or purchases
  • Discuss with confidence how laboratory informatics plays a major role in 21st century health care and patient safety

These expert faculty and educators contributed to the program’s development:

  • Joanna Baker, MSPH, MLS (ASCP), SC (ASCP), Faculty Chair
    Moncrief Army Community Hospital, Fort Jackson, SC
  • Pam Banning, MLS(ASCP) cm, PMP(r)
    3M Health Information Systems, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Fred Hornick, MS, MLS (ASCP)
    Moncrief Army Community Hospital, Fort Jackson, SC
  • Bill Coughlin
    Data Innovations Inc, South Burlington, VT
  • Joseph Hornick, AS (IT)
    Moncrief Army Community Hospital, Fort Jackson, SC
  • Stephen Manzella, PhD
    WellSpan - York Hospital, York, PA

Developed in cooperation with the AACC Laboratory Information Systems and Medical Informatics Division.


    Open Enrollment until December 31, 2014
    Program Access from January 1, 2014 until July 15, 2015

    Fee: $250 AACC Member/$500 Non-member
    Course Number: 8726
    8.5 ACCENT® continuing education credits

    • If you purchase the program on our website, processing is immediate and the login information will be on your AACC Web Orders confirmation email.
    • If you purchase the program over the telephone, order processing will take 3-4 business days. Access information will be emailed to you upon enrollment.
    • If you purchase the program via US Post or fax, please allow 2 weeks for order processing.
    • Haven’t received your access information? Please contact AACC Customer Service.  


    ACCENT® credit is offered. AACC is an approved provider of continuing education for clinical laboratory scientists in the states of California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.

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