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The Pressing Need for Data Analytics Literacy in Laboratory Medicine

  • Credit:1.0 ACCENT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Date:MAY.4.2022 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Level: Basic

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Learn the basic literacy and introduction to data analytics and informatics. After registering gain access to the recording on demand through May 31, 2023.


As the clinical laboratory generates much of the data used to diagnose, treat, and manage patients, there are many contexts in which data can be applied to improve the operation of the laboratory, the quality and accuracy of laboratory results, and patient care overall. Despite working in an environment with rich opportunities to apply data, many training programs have not provided formal training in data analytics. This webinar provides an introduction to data analytics concepts and how laboratorians can further develop their roles and skills in data analysis.


Physicians, lab supervisors, lab directors (and/or assistant directors), lab managers (supervisory and/or non-supervisory), medical technologists, point-of-care coordinators, fellows, residents, in-training individuals, and other laboratory professionals interested in data analytics and informatics.


Discover how to:

  • Summarize the types and possibilities of data analytics.
  • Define the terminology used in the field of data analytics to communicate with technical teams
  • Describe the roles that laboratorians can play and the capabilities necessary to implement data analytics in their practice.


Christopher McCuddenChristopher McCudden, PhD, DABCC
Clinical Biochemist, Division of Biochemistry, The Ottawa Hospital
Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology & Lab. Medicine, University of Ottawa
Vice Chair, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Ottawa
Medical/Scientific Director of Information Services & Information Technology, EORLA
Deputy Chief Medical/Scientific Officer, EORLA
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


AACC is dedicated to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. All participating planning committee members and faculty are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. The intent of this disclosure is to provide participants with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The following faculty have no relevant financial relationship:

  • Christopher McCudden, PhD, DABCC


All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients; AND/OR all scientific research referred to or reported in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.


This education activity was approved for 1.0 ACCENT credit(s). Activity ID# 4051. This activity was planned in accordance with ACCENT Standards and Policies.


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