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Laboratory Information and Stakeholder Communication (Online)

The goal of this online course is to educate participants in the application of laboratory information systems (LIS) to effectively manage and use laboratory data to improve public health and laboratory performance.

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Course Description

The overall goal of this course is to educate participants in the application of laboratory information systems (LIS) to effectively manage and use laboratory data to improve public health and laboratory performance. Trainees learn the requirements for evaluating electronic LIS, and plan implementation of an electronic LIS at their laboratories. Additionally, they use the LIS to retrieve laboratory data, use statistical methods to analyze laboratory data, and learn methods to present data in tables, charts and written reports. 

Course participants are encouraged to analyze data derived from their home laboratory operations. Upon completion of this course, they will be able to better access, analyze, interpret, and communicate their laboratory data.

Course Learning Objectives

Participants completing the course at the highest level of achievement should be able to:  

  • Define common data management and information system terms
  • Describe the role of laboratory information management systems in improving laboratory processes and data quality
  • Use system requirements to evaluate and select an appropriate laboratory  information management system
  • Identify appropriate applications of analyses of laboratory data
  • Analyze and interpret laboratory data using common methods
  • Identify patterns in data using statistical methods
  • Demonstrate patterns and trends in data in graphs and charts
  • Communicate laboratory data in publishable reports
 
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