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Welcome to LIMSwiki.org, the laboratory, health, and science informatics encyclopedia.
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LIMSwiki is a collaborative wiki dedicated to the scientific community, featuring organized, documented, and up-to-date content regarding all aspects of laboratory informatics, bioinformatics, and health informatics. LIMSwiki also strives to maintain relevant knowledge about laboratory equipment as well as commercial and open-source software likely to be used in a laboratory setting. This also includes the vendors of such equipment and software.

Like any community wiki, the value and success of LIMSwiki is dependent upon the scientific community contributing their vast knowledge through the creation of relevant articles and editing of existing articles where knowledge is absent. If you wish to enrich the content of this wiki or have something of value to add, please request an account and get started.


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A rural health clinic (RHC) is a special facility designation of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), defined as a clinic in a non-urbanized area designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration as being in a health professional shortage or medically underserved area.

In September 1999, nearly 3,500 RHCs were operating across 45 states. By January 2013, that number rose to nearly 3,800. RHCs were established by the Rural Health Clinic Services Act of 1977, otherwise known as Public Law 95-210. The program was established to address an inadequate supply of physicians serving Medicare beneficiaries and Medicaid recipients in rural areas and to increase the utilization of non-physician practitioners. To qualify as an RHC the facility must be located in a non-urban area, as described by the United States Census Bureau, and must be defined as being in a medically underserved area by one of several possibilities. (Full article...)

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Key commercial laboratory informatics vendors

What does it mean to be "key" for the purpose of this ranking? The criterion for a vendor selling proprietary commercial laboratory informatics software being listed here: the vendor's LIMSwiki page must have a cited (from a publicly-available source) price list. Those with demonstration videos are given higher preference; items ranked by number of videos. Go here for all listed vendors in the wiki.


Laboratory informatics software and products
Key cloud- or SaaS-based laboratory informatics software

Listed below are key commercial and open-source laboratory informatics software offerings listed in the wiki that utilize the cloud or software as a service (SaaS) model. "Key" indicates vendor's (or software's) LIMSwiki page has a cited (from a publicly-available source) price list. Those with demonstration videos are given higher preference; items ranked by number of videos.

1. LabKey Server via LabKey Corporation
2. webLIMS and Health Cloud Hub via LabLynx, Inc.
3. Bika LIMS via Bika Lab Systems (Pty) Ltd.
4. Scilligence ELN via Scilligence Corporation
5. LabArchives via LabArchives, LLC
6. Contur ELN/iLabber via Accelrys, Inc.
7. eCAT via Research Innovations Limited
8. labfolder via labfolder GmbH
9. Labguru via BioData Inc.
10. iPad ELN via Cognium Systems SA
11. LABVANTAGE via LABVANTAGE Solutions, Inc.

12. NevisLIMS via Instrumentos Científicos SA
13. NoteBookMaker via NoteBookMaker, LLC
14. Sysment Notebook via Sysment Kft.
15. BioRails DM via The Edge Software Consultancy Ltd.
16. LABTrack via LABTrack, LLC
17. CloudLIMS via CloudLIMS.com, LLC
18. SQUISH via Information Management Services, Inc.
19. Docollab via SparkLix Bio IT Corp.
20. Datacloud via SPLhost, Inc.
21. hivebench via shazino SAS


Open-source software

Looking for open-source software solutions to make your lab or office more efficient? Try these locations:

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Open-source laboratory informatics software

Listed below are some of the most active and supported open-source laboratory informatics software projects with articles in the wiki, as of May 2014. Go here for all listed open-source laboratory informatics projects.


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April 30, 2014:

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I wanted to highlight some of the projects we've worked on over the past few years. I feel like as the wiki grows, some of the tools buried within it tend to get lost. First, I'd like to again mention the LIMSwiki informatics resource portal. This project was dedicated to collating as many useful online scientific and health informatics-related materials and research tools as possible. It includes links to books, magazines, journals, blogs, organizations, special-interest groups, government entities, academic programs, conferences, trade shows, research tools, job boards, and a whole lot more related to laboratory, health, and other types of informatics. I can't stress enough how extensive we've tried to make this collection of resources.

We have other resources too that shouldn't go unnoticed:

Shawn Douglas (talk) 17:43, 30 April 2014 (EDT)

November 1, 2013:

We have a couple of brief updates to give you regarding the wiki. First, we've expanded the help section of the wiki by updating a few existing help pages and adding a few new ones. Additionally, we've added a new collection of MediaWiki training guides to 1. help users new to MediaWiki more rapidly make meaningful edits and 2. to further encourage new users to make wiki contributions. We hope you find the training guides and exercises useful. Second, we've upgraded to MediaWiki 1.21.2, added new extensions, and will be moving the content to what will hopefully be a more rapid server. All these upgrades should translate to a more functional and inviting informatics wiki. Happy wiki-ing!

Shawn Douglas (talk) 13:42, 1 November 2013 (EDT)

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