Lab Matters Summer 2019 - Page 2

Introduction to Laboratory Informatics: Free Online Courses These free courses sponsored by CDC and APHL provide the learner with an introductory overview of laboratory informatics, told through the journey of a single tuberculosis specimen making its way through the laboratory. Through these modules, the learner runs through processes in the lab that showcase the relevance of what they do, key components of laboratory informatics, and reveals how data and information drive all aspects of laboratory business. Participants can earn P.A.C.E. ® credits upon completion. Visit /cdctrain to register.* * Full URL: The Life of a Specimen In this first introductory course, learn the roles of various personnel in the laboratory informatics enterprise, data relationships, data quality and standards, and the generation and flow of information as a specimen progresses through the pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic phases. The Life of a Result The second course will help the student understand how data and information move through the laboratory and then outside the laboratory to impact clinical care and public health. Learn characterization of the recipients of laboratory data, data and results storage, and the communication of data and results (especially electronically) to various stakeholders.