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Certificate Program

Basic Principles and Architecture of Laboratory Information Systems

  • Credit: 8.5 ACCENT
  • Level: Basic

Price: $515.00

Member Price: $265.00

Rating: Member Average

PROGRAM CONTENT

This is an 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.

COURSES

The program is composed of the following eight courses. 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. Enrollees can communicate questions or comments using the program discussion board.

  1. Introduction to Informatics and LIS

    Eugenio Zabaleta, PhD, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, Mansfield, OH
    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.

  2. Languages of Informatics and LIS

    Pamela Banning, MT(ASCP) PMP(r), 3M Health Services, West Linn, OR
    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.

  3. LIS and Middleware

    William Coughlin, Data Innovations, Eastlake, OH
    The learner will be able to define middleware and explain how middleware fits into the other LIS used in the laboratory.

  4. ELearning, Document Control and Data Mining Methods

    Fred Hornick, MS, MLS (ASCP), Moncrief Army Community Hospital, Columbia, SC
    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.

  5. Security

    Joanna Baker, MSPH, MLS (ASCP), SC (ASCP), Moncrief Army Community Hospital, Fort Jackson, SC
    The learner will be able to discuss the importance of security, explain HR145, and discuss the importance of FISMA.

  6. LIS Validation

    Johanna Wisniewski, MT(ASCP), Pfizer Inc., Groton, CT
    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.

  7. Project Management

    Pamela Banning, MT(ASCP) PMP(r), 3M Health Services, West Linn, OR
    The learner will be able to define a project and project management and list the steps involved in project management. 

  8. LIS and the EHR: The Big Picture

    Eugenio Zabaleta, PhD, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, Mansfield, OH
    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.


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

Most Recent Program Update: 2016
Course Number: 12572

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Developed in cooperation with the AACC Informatics Division.