Data Management

How Can You Ensure Entities and Workflows Are Properly Managed Within a LIMS?

A laboratory information management system (LIMS) can provide tremendous value to a lab. It can enhance efficiency and productivity, improve data quality, save time, and ensure compliance with traceability and auditability. However, to get the best return on investment, you need to ensure that it’s set up to manage your lab’s entities and workflows properly. What are entities and workflows? […]

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Want to Safeguard Your Lab Data? Five Questions to Ask Your IT Team or LIMS Vendor

Busy labs collect an incredible amount of data every day. From patient and sample data and test results to information about equipment, reagents, and personnel, data is the foundation of the lab business. So safeguarding this valuable data — maintaining its security and ensuring it is always accessible — is critical. In our last post, we shared four ways to […]

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Four Ways to Ensure Your Cloud-based LIMS Keeps Patient Data Safe

Cloud-based laboratory information management systems (LIMS) are highly scalable and conveniently accessible. They handle automatic updates and patches so that the software is always current. Plus, they provide state-of-the-art security to ensure sensitive patient data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. However, because labs operate in a sector where patient privacy is paramount, many hesitate to transition to the cloud. […]

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Applying FAIR Principles to Lab Data: Six Challenges You Might Face

Clinical diagnostic laboratories can gain a significant advantage by ensuring their data conforms to FAIR principles — that is, data is easily findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable. But many labs don’t recognize the importance of FAIR data or they find that implementing these principles is challenging. At Semaphore, we believe FAIR data sets forward-looking labs apart from their peers, giving […]

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