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Certificate Program

Basic Principles and Architecture of Laboratory Information Systems Certificate Program

  • Credit: 8.5 ACCENT
  • Level: Beginner

Price: $500.00

Member Price: $250.00

Rating: Member Average

PROGRAM CONTENT

This is an eight-course online learning program for laboratory professionals who want to improve their knowledge of laboratory information systems and informatics for use in clinical laboratories. It was developed at a beginner level to present the essentials of LIS operation and requirements, and to fill a void in basic informatics knowledge not received in specialized laboratory training. As of 2016, content has been revised where needed to illustrate new practices and initiatives that can benefit the laboratorian’s role in healthcare.

The program is composed of eight courses, listed below. Each course can be completed online in approximately 1-2 hours and contains a lecture, slides and transcripts, and a quiz. Some include recommended readings. Communicate questions or comments using the program discussion board.

COURSES

  1. Introduction to Informatics and LIS
    • Learning Objectives: The learner will be able to define a lab information system, differentiate data from information, state the need for education and training regarding informatics, explain the LIS role in supporting the analytical process of laboratories, and define common architecture terms and acronyms.
    • Speaker: Eugenio Zabaleta, PhD, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, Mansfield, OH
  2. Languages of Informatics and LIS
    • Learning Objectives: The learner will be able to define languages of informatics including LOINC, HL7, and SNOWMED CT and discuss the importance of standardization and the electronic health record.
    • Speaker: Pamela Banning, MT(ASCP) PMP(r), 3M Health Services, West Linn, OR
  3. LIS and Middleware
    • Learning Objectives: The learner will be able to define middleware and explain how middleware fits into the other LIS used in the laboratory.
    • Speaker: William Coughlin, Data Innovations, Eastlake, OH
  4. ELearning, Document Control and Data Mining Methods
    • Learning Objectives: The learner will be able to explain document control on local access networks, and define and discuss the benefits of e-learning and data mining.
    • Speaker: Fred Hornick, MS, MLS (ASCP), Moncrief Army Community Hospital, Columbia, SC
  5. Security
    • Learning Objectives: The learner will be able to discuss the importance of security, explain HR145, and discuss the importance of FISMA.
    • Speaker: Joanna Baker, MSPH, MLS (ASCP), SC (ASCP), Moncrief Army Community Hospital, Fort Jackson, SC
  6. LIS Validation
    • Learning Objectives: The learner will be able to define different types of validation, validation requirements and the importance of document control and recording of changes to the system.
    • Speaker: Johanna Wisniewski, MT(ASCP), Pfizer Inc., Groton, CT
  7. Project Management
    • Learning Objectives: The learner will be able to define a project and project management and list the steps involved in project management.
    • Speaker: Pamela Banning, MT(ASCP) PMP(r), 3M Health Services, West Linn, OR
  8. LIS and the EHR: The Big Picture
    • Learning Objectives: The learner will be able to identify an example of IT integration, describe an EHR and its benefits, the HITECH Act and the definition of Meaningful Use (MU), identify lab standards for MU, define the importance of CPOE in patient safety, and justify the importance of laboratorian involvement in Patient Access Portal development.
    • Speaker: Eugenio Zabaleta, PhD, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, Mansfield, OH

Developed in collaboration with AACC’s Informatics Division. Dedicated to the memory of Dr. James Miller.

Launch Year: 2010
Review Year: 2015
Re-Launch Year: 2016
Course Number: 12415

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Developed in cooperation with the AACC Informatics Division.