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Course Information
Course Title: Laboratory Workflow Reengineering for a LIMS or ELN Implementation
Categories: 1 - Laboratory Information and Management
2 - Management/Professional Development
3 - Data Analysis
4 - Data Management
5 - Electronic Laboratory
Instructor(s): Kurt Robak Course Number: 54
Affiliation: CSols, Inc.
Course Date: 03/08/2016 - Tuesday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 12:30 PM
Fee: $300 ($400 after 2/12/16) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
In half a day, you will understand how to transform a laboratory without a LIMS or ELN into a LIMS/ELN automated one. You will learn what LIMS and ELN systems do at a high level and which of your existing systems can and should be eliminated with the implementation of a LIMS and/or ELN. In the first hands-on workshop, you will learn how to map your current laboratory processes into As-is workflow diagrams. In the second, you will transform your As-is workflows into To-be workflows, with representative To-be diagrams from the workshop reviewed in class.

Target Audience
• Informatics Project Participants • Quality Control and Quality Assurance Personnel • Project Managers • Laboratory Directors, Managers and Analysts • IT Executives and Leaders

Course Outline
• You purchased (or are thinking of purchasing) a LIMS or ELN, now what? • Interviewing associates to determine current processes
• Converting the interview notes into As-is workflow diagrams
• Understanding your current system architecture
• Understanding what a LIMS or ELN does
• Identification of systems that will be replaced by LIMS or ELN
• Computing best practices discussion
• To interface or not to interface?
• Creating the To-Be workflow diagrams
• Validating the To-be workflow diagrams

Course Instructor's Biography
Kurt Robak is a Senior Consultant with CSols, Inc. and has been involved in various laboratory informatics implementation projects since 1992. He has 24 years experience with LIMS, CDS and ELN systems and has been a PMP (Project Management Professional) since 2002.