The Connectivity Gap

  • Credit:1.0 ACCENT
  • Duration: 1 hr
  • Date:JUL.15.2014 2:00 PM - 03:00 PM

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The LIS is getting more complex.  Now that automated chemistry, immunoassay and molecular diagnostics systems have moved into the mainstream, clinical labs now must decide how best to incorporate mass spec tools into their institutions' existing test processes and information systems. To date, integration with LIS/HIS infrastructure has been a challenge. Automated data review of lab results has been a cornerstone in efforts to improve patient safety, patient health outcomes, and lab efficiency. Find out now what your current options are for mass spec/LIS connectivity, as learn best practice considerations for automating MS data review.

Judith StoneSpeaker Presentation Description

Judith A. (Judy) Stone, PhD, MT (ASCP), DABCC worked as a CLS in San Jose, CA, and then obtained her doctorate at the University of Toronto.  She served a fellowship in Clinical Chemistry was at the University of Minnesota Hospital.  She has since served as Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry at the University of Connecticut Health Center, and as Assistant Professor and Director of the Core, Immunology and Toxicology Laboratories at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

Target Audience

This conference is intended for laboratory administrators, directors, and managers; pathologists; clinicians; and laboratory IT specialists involved in the integration of mass spec tools and laboratory information systems.

Speaker Biography

Dr. Stone has worked with mass spectrometry tools at Specialty Laboratories, San Francisco General Hospital and Kaiser Regional Laboratories in Northern California. She is currently Senior CLS Specialist in the Clinical Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine, at the University of California San Diego. Her research interest is in mass spectrometry applications and automation for clinical toxicology and endocrinology.

She was the coordinator and provided content for the AACC Online Certificate program "Using Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Laboratory." Dr. Stone has been a member of AACC since 1984, serving several local sections, the TDM/Toxicology Division, and national AACC committees.

DISCLOSURE: Dr. Stone has disclosed that neither she nor any member of her immediate family has a financial relationship with a company as defined in the AACC policy on disclosure of potential bias or conflict of interest.

Learning Objectives

After listening to this webinar attendees will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between the different modes of connectivity, file formatting, and message protocols typically used for mass spectrometry interfaces (TCP/IP, .txt, .xml, HL7) versus those more commonly used for automated chemistry analyzers (RS232, ASTM).
  2. List the generic steps needed to interface a mass spectrometer to an LIS.
  3. Describe two common mistakes made when writing and testing rules for the automation of MS data analysis - and how to avoid them.

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