LII:The Practical Guide to the U.S. Physician Office Laboratory/Addendum

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This is an addendum to the Laboratory Informatics Institute's white paper The Practical Guide to the U.S. Physician Office Laboratory. It contains information about conferences, consultants, organizations, and published materials that could potentially help those operating and working in a physician office laboratory (POL). Much of the content isn't specific to the POL, but it may prove useful to the POL's various personnel.

Note: This content was found via web searches and represents available resources that could potentially help POL staff. The appearance of an entity should not be construed as a recommendation for that entity by the Laboratory Informatics Institute.

Conferences

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While this arguably may not be an authoritative list of conferences relating to clinical laboratories, reference laboratories, physician office laboratories, or other aspects of clinical laboratory work, an attempt has been made to make it thorough. That said, the following are additional tools which may help you find additional clinical laboratory-related conferences:

  1. HONmeeting and its database of medical meetings
  2. ResearchBib and its research conference seeker
  3. WikiCFP and its conference and workshop listing

Other search tools for conferences:

Conference listing


Note: These listings are updated three times a year, typically at the beginning of January, May, and September.


Conference Country City (State) Month / Day(s) Year Organizer Details
ACM-BCB 2023 United States Unknown 08 / Unknown 2023 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) An annual conference on bioinformatics, computational biology, and health informatics
ACM SIGCOMM 2022 Netherlands Amsterdam 08 / 22–26 2022 Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM's) Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM) An annual international meeting of the ACM SIGCOMM on the topic of computer and data communication networks and their "architecture, design, implementation, operations, analysis, measurement, and simulation" (alternate URL)
AIME 2023 Unknown Unknown 06 / 14–17 2023 European Society for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME) An annual international conference on AI techniques in medical research and care for AIME
AMIA 2022 Annual Symposium United States Washington (D.C.) 11 / 05–09 2022 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) An annual biomedical and informatics symposium for the AMIA
AMIA Informatics Summit 2023 United States Seattle (Washington) 03 / 13–16 2023 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual summit on a "full range of cutting-edge work in translational informatics and clinical data science from inception to implementation"
ANIA 2023 Conference United States Louisville (Kentucky) 05 / 10–12 2023 American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) An annual informatics conference for the ANIA
APHL 2023 United States Sacramento (California) 05 / 22–25 2023 Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) An annual public health conference for the APHL
ASCLD 2023 Symposium United States Austin (Texas) 04 / 30 – 05 / 05 2023 American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) An annual symposium concerning "the day-to-day operation of a crime laboratory" for the ASCLD
ASIS&T 2022 Annual Meeting United States Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) 10 / 29 – 11 / 01 2022 Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) An annual information science and technology conference for the ASIS&T
Bio-IT World Conference and Expo 2023 United States Unknown 05 / Unknown 2023 Cambridge Healthtech Institute An annual medical and biomedical informatics conference and exhibition
BIOSTEC 2023 Portugal Lisbon 02 / 22–24 2023 Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication An annual multi-conference on "theoretical advances and applications of information systems, artificial intelligence, signal processing, electronics and other engineering tools in knowledge areas related to biology and medicine"
BIOTECHNO 2023 Spain Barcelona 03 / 13–17 2023 International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA) An international conference on bioinformatics, biocomputational systems, and biotechnologies
C3DIS 2023 Unknown Unknown 07 / Unknown 2023 Conference Design Pty. Ltd. An Australasian conference on "the production of breakthrough science outcomes that require large scale, complex computations and analyses to be carried out over massive data sets"
Computing in Cardiology Finland Tampere 09 / 04–07 2022 Computers in Cardiology, Inc. An international conference on computing in clinical cardiology and cardiovascular physiology
Context Sensitive Health Informatics (CSHI) 2023 Unknown Unknown 11 / Unknown 2023 European Federation for Medical Informatics A biennial international conference on health information technologies and their environments
Digital Health & Care Scotland 2023 Scotland Edinburgh 02 / 21–22 2023 Holyrood Connect An annual national conference for sharing digital health successes and lessons learned
Digital Health Institute Summit 2023 Australia Unknown 02 / Unknown 2023 Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH) A national conference for the Australasian Institute of Digital Health
e-Health 2023 (Toronto) Canada Toronto (Ontario) 05 / 28–30 2023 Canada Health Infoway (CHI); Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI); COACH: Canada's Health Informatics Association A national conference on eHealth and medical informatics
EAI Healthware 2024 Unknown Unknown 11 / Unknown 2024 European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) A triennial international conference of the "key issues, opportunities and obstacles for personal health data research"
EMBC’23 Australia Sydney 07 / 24–28 2023 The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBC) An annual international conference of the IEEE EMBC
EMBnet AGM 2023 Unknown Unknown 10 / Unknown 2023 EMBnet, The Global Bioinformatics Network An annual conference on bioinformatics for EMBnet
EuroIA 2022 France Marseille 09 / 30 – 10 / 01 2022 EuroIA Organizing Committee An annual European conference on information architecture and informatics
EXPO.health 2023 Unknown Unknown 09 / Unknown 2023 Healthcare Scene An annual conference "focused on improving healthcare through technology collaboration"
FOIS 2023 Unknown Unknown 09 / Unknown 2023 The International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA) A biennial conference on formal ontology and information systems
Future Laboratory Informatics Forum ONLINE ONLINE 11 / 15–17 2022 IQPC An annual European conference on laboratory informatics
Genome Informatics 2022 United Kingdom Hinxton 09 / 21–23 2022 Wellcome Genome Campus An annual conference that "will bring together computational biologists, human geneticists and others working on comparative and evolutionary genomics to discuss important recent advances"
Health Datapalooza 2023 United States Unknown 04 / Unknown 2023 AcademyHealth A conference on "creating knowledge from data and pioneering innovations that drive health policy and practice"
HEALTHINF 2023 Portugal Lisbon 02 / 22–24 2023 Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) An annual international conference on health informatics
HIMAA 2022 Australia Adelaide (South Australia) 10 / 26–28 2022 The Health Information Management Association Australia (HIMAA) An annual health informatics conference for HIMAA
HIMSS 2023 United States Chicago (Illinois) 04 / 17–21 2023 The Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) An annual health informatics conference for HIMSS
HIMSS Europe 2023 Unknown Unknown 06 / Unknown 2023 Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) Europe An annual international conference of HIMSS Europe
HINZ 2022 New Zealand Rotorua 12 / 05–08 2022 Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ) An annual health informatics conference for HINZ
HIS 2022 France Biarritz 10 / 28–30 2022 HIS (Health Information Science) Organizing Committee An annual international conference on health informatics
HPCS 2022 Unknown Unknown Unknown 2022 HPCS Organizing Committee An annual international conference on high-performance and large-scale computing systems
ICIMTH 2023 Unknown Unknown 07 / Unknown 2023 ICIMTH Organizing Committee An annual international conference on biomedical, clinical, and other types of informatics
ICMHI 2023 Japan Kyoto 05 / 12–14 2023 Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society An annual international conference on technology in the medical and health sciences
ICKM 2023 Unknown Unknown 06 / Unknown 2023 ICKM Organizing Committee An annual international conference on on scientific developments in information technology and knowledge management
IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics 2023 Unknown Unknown 06 / Unknown 2023 IEEE An annual international conference on scientific developments in clinical information technology
IFHIMA Congress 2023 Australia Brisbane (Queensland) 10 / Unknown 2023 The International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA) and the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) A triennial international health information management congress for IFHIMA
Inform 2023 Waters Informatics Users Conference Unknown Unknown 05 / Unknown 2023 Waters Corporation An annual user conference of Waters' informatics products
INFORMATIK 2022 Germany Hamburg 09 / 26–30 2022 Gesellschaft für Informatik An annual national conference on informatics
Information Architecture Conference 2023 Unknown Unknown 04 / Unknown 2023 IA Institute An annual information architecture and informatics summit
International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics 2023 (ICBHI) Turkey Istanbul 07 / 29–30 2023 International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering and others An international conference on biomedical and health informatics
International Conference on Brain Informatics and Neuroinformatics 2022 Italy Rome 11 / 11–12 2022 World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology An international conference that "aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of brain informatics and neuroinformatics."
International Conference on Health and Medical Informatics 2023 Unknown Unknown 08 / Unknown 2023 World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology An annual international conference on health informatics
International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO) 2023 Italy Rome 07 / 12–14 2023 Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication An annual international conference on the "application of informatics to control, automation, and robotics"
International Conference on Proteomics, Genomics and Bioinformatics Singapore Singapore City 08 / 22–23 2022 OMICS Group An annual international conference on proteomics and bioinformatics
ISBER 2023 United States Seattle (Washington) 05 / 03–06 2023 International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) An annual international conference for ISBER
ISC'23 Germany Hamburg 05 / 21–25 2023 Prometeus An annual international conference on high-performance computing
ISCB 2022 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne 08 / 21–25 2022 International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) An annual international conference for the ISCB
ISCB Africa ASBCB 2023 Unknown Unknown 06 / Unknown 2023 International Society for Computational Biology and the African Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology A biennial national meeting on bioinformatics
ISMB 2023 France Lyon 07 / 23–27 2023 International Society for Computational Biology An annual international bioinformatics and computational biology conference
LabWare 2022 Africa Customer Education Conference South Africa George (Western Cape) 09 / 13–16 2022 LabWare, Inc. An annual LabWare customer education conference for the Africa region
LabWare 2023 Asia Pacific Customer Education Conference Unknown Unknown 08 / Unknown 2023 LabWare, Inc. An annual LabWare customer education conference for the Asia Pacific region
LabWare 2023 China Customer Education Conference China Unknown 09 / Unknown 2023 LabWare, Inc. An annual LabWare customer education conference for the China region
LabWare 2023 European Customer Education Conference Unknown Unknown 06 / Unknown 2023 LabWare, Inc. An annual LabWare customer education conference for the European region
LabWare 2022 Latin American Customer Education Conference Brazil Rio 10 / 03–07 2022 LabWare, Inc. An annual LabWare customer education conference for the Latin American region
LabWare 2023 North American Customer Education Conference United States Unknown 05 / Unknown 2023 LabWare, Inc. An annual LabWare customer education conference for the North American region
LIMS-Forum 2022 Germany Cologne (North Rhine-Westphalia) 10 / 11–12 2022 International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC) An annual forum on laboratory informatics
MedInfo 2023 Australia Sydney (New South Wales) 08 / Unknown 2023 International Medical Informatics Association A biennial international congress on medical and health informatics
MedTech Conference, The United States Boston (Massachusetts) 10 / 24—26 2022 AdvaMed An annual conference on medical informatics and technology
MIE 2023 Unknown Unknown 05 / Unknown 2023 European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) An annual European conference on medical informatics
NAHDO Annual Conference ONLINE ONLINE 10 / 24–28 2022 National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) An annual health informatics conference for NAHDO
NextGen Omics Series UK United Kingdom London 11 / 09–10 2022 Oxford Global Conferences An annual European congress on NGS technologies, data analysis, and clinical applications
Paperless Lab Academy 2023 Italy Lake Maggiore 04 / 18–19 2023 Industrial Lab Automation An annual conference on the paperless laboratory
Pathology Informatics 2023 United States Unknown 05 / Unknown 2023 University of Pittsburgh and the Association for Pathology Informatics (API) An annual educational conference on pathology informatics
PharmaTec Series United Kingdom London 09 / 08–09 2022 Oxford Global Conferences An annual European congress on the role of technology on the pharmaceutical sector
Physician-Computer Connection Annual Symposium United States Ojai (California) 06 / Unknown 2023 Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems An annual national symposium on physician use of healthcare information systems and technology
Pittcon United States Atlanta (Georgia) 03 / 18–22 2023 The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy An annual international conference and expo on laboratory science
RDAP23 Unknown Unknown 03 / Unknown 2023 Research Data Access & Preservation Association An annual research data access and preservation summit
Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Annual Conference United States Snowmass Village (Colorado) 12 / 08–10 2022 International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) An annual conference for the ISCB
SC22 United States Dallas (Texas) 11 / 13–18 2022 HPC Interconnections An annual international supercomputing conference
SIGKDD 2023 United States Unknown 08 / Unknown 2023 KDD 2021 Organizing Committee An annual conference on data mining and big data
SIIM 2023 Annual Meeting United States Austin (Texas) 06 / 14–16 2023 Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine An annual conference on imaging informatics and technology
SLAS2023 United States San Diego (California) 02 / 26 – 03 / 01 2023 Society for Laboratory Automation & Screening (SLAS) An annual conference and exhibition about laboratory automation for SLAS
SmartLab Exchange USA United States Unknown 02 / Unknown 2023 IQPC Exchange and the International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC) A European conference on informatics in R&D and manufacturing
Software Design for Medical Devices Global Annual Summit Germany Berlin 09 / 13–15 2022 International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC) An annual conference on software for medical device manufacturers
SPIE Medical Imaging 2023 United States San Diego (California) 02 / 19–23 2023 International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) An annual conference on the "advancement of medical imaging technologies that include image processing, physics, computer-aided diagnosis, biomedical applications, informatics, digital pathology, and more"
State Healthcare IT Connect Summit 2023 United States Unknown 04 / Unknown 2023 National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) An annual summit for those managing state health IT systems
Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics (SINI) 2023 United States Baltimore (Maryland) 07 / Unknown 2023 University of Maryland School of Nursing An annual national nursing informatics conference


Consultants

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LIMS, LIS, and laboratory

These consultancies seem to focus primarily on helping others plan, choose, and implement an informatics system for the laboratory, though they may offer other services to laboratories, such as computer system validation (CSV), project management, and workflow development. Entities with logos represent sponsors of LIMSwiki and LIMSforum. (The location represents the entity's headquarters.):

Vendor Headquarters Key services Services page
A Byte of Advice, Inc. Fairfield, IL, U.S. "We provide project management, system development, code modification, support and training";
experience with LabVantage and PerkinElmer products
Services page
A2LA Workplace Training Frederick, MD, U.S. LIMS, quality management systems, regulatory compliance assessments, process and risk management, etc. Services page
ABB Ltd. Zurich, Switzerland Provides an expansive set of services. Services page
Accenture PLC Dublin, Ireland Laboratory informatics, LIMS, LIS, ELN, data analytics, managed services, etc. Services page
AKKA Technologies Group Brussels, Belgium Information technology, engineering, clinical data management, regulatory affairs and compliance, etc. Services page
Astrix, Inc. Red Bank, NJ, U.S. "Astrix’s core competency is to assist organizations in the development and implementation of data
management strategies to enhance the collection, processing, analysis and reporting of scientific data."
Services page
Avellana Learning Oy Vantaa, Finland LIMS, LIS, and ELN implementation; open-source software implementation; software validation; quality control Services page
BC Solutions, LLC Phoenix, AZ, U.S. LIS implementation, interface testing and validation, project management and consulting,
data conversion/migration
Services page
BGASoft, Inc. dba LIMS ABC Fort Lauderdale, FL, U.S. Business analysis, lab process improvement, enterprise and cloud architecture, LIMS implementation, etc. Services page
Bika Lab Systems (Pty) Ltd. Western Cape, South Africa LIMS requirement analysis, design, customization, configuration, and testing; training; project management, etc. Services page
Bottom Line Consulting, LLC Endwell, NY, U.S. Labware products, user requirements specifications, vendor selection, project management Services page
Brevitas Consulting, Inc. Sacramento, CA, U.S. Labware products, LIMS implementation; project management; quality assurance, etc. Services page
C4 Database Management, Inc. Port Orchard, WA, U.S. LIS administration, LIS integrity, data integrity, database installation and migration Services page
Chemtech Servicos de Engenharia e Software Ltda. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Manufacturing execution systems, SCADA, automation, cyber security, etc. Services page
Clarity Compliance Solutions Limited Chepstow, Wales LIMS, system validation, data integrity, process mapping, vendor selection, etc. Services page
Clarkston Consulting Durham, NC, U.S. LIMS, data integrity, process mapping, vendor selection, quality management, project management etc. Services page
Clevr Newstead, QLD, Australia Laboratory process and technology consultations, custom LIMS development Services page
Clinical Lab Consulting, LLC Dublin, OH, U.S. Provides a wide range of services "to all types of clinical laboratories including governmental, academia,
hospital, reference and physician office laboratories."
Services page
Clinical Laboratory Consultants dba Medical Source Marietta, GA, U.S. "Medical Source offers experience, guidance, and unmatched expertise in the physician office and
independent reference laboratory."
Services page
Cosine Consultants Ltd. Strovolos, Cyprus Software customization, data management system consulting, Fission LIMS, etc. Services page
CSols, Inc. Newark, DE, U.S. Laboratory informatics strategic services, ELN and LIMS implementation, computer system validation, and
laboratory vendor-specific technologies
Services page
Digital Lab Consulting Ltd. London, U.K. LIMS, LIS, and ELN implementation; computer system validation; business case development;
requirements definition; project management; vendor selection; etc.
Services page
e-Science Solutions Ltd Whittington, U.K. Information technology, business case development, requirements definition, vendor selection, etc. Services page
EM2 Solutions, Inc. dba Labtopia Houston, TX, U.S. Laboratory informatics strategic services, LIMS implementation, computer system validation,
quality management systems, training, and staffing
Services page
EquixTech Madrid, Spain LIMS selection, implementation, and change management; manufacturing execution systems;
automation; industrial internet of things
Services page
Fructeam SARL Paris, France eLearning tools, clinical trial management systems, LIMS, ELN, SDMS, SAP Services page
HPFM, Inc. Pacifica, CA, U.S. LIMS selection, implementation, and change management; computer system validation; quality
management systems, etc.
Services page
iConnect Consulting, Inc. San Francisco, CA, U.S. LIMS implementation and validation; computer system validation; HL7 electronic communication, training Services page
IMCOR GmbH Filderstadt, Germany LIMS selection and implementation, computer system validation, business process analysis and optimization Services page
InfoWiz Anyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea LIMS, LES, ELN, SDMS, and quality management system selection and implementation; system integration Services page
Kainos Healthcare Solutions, LLC Richmond, VA, U.S. Laboratory informatics, LIMS, LIS, EHR, EMR, quality control, procurement and implementation,
custom development; they also offer a laboratory quality management solution, eQCo
Services page
Kalleid, Inc. Cambridge, MA, U.S. "We work across the value chain in R&D, clinical and quality areas to deliver support services for software
implementations in highly complex, multi-site organizations."
Services page
Lab Insights, LLC Carlsbad, CA, U.S. Laboratory informatics, computer system validation, vendor assessment, HIPAA audits and training,
quality assurance, process improvement, etc.
Services page
LabMetrics, LLC Ishpeming, MI, U.S. Laboratory informatics, automation, instrumentation, compliance and auditing, quality assurance, etc. Services page
Laboratory Advisory Bureau, LLC McAllen, TX, U.S. Clinical laboratory informatics, LIS, quality assurance, compliance and auditing, workflow management, etc. Services page
Laboratory Systems Consulting Celbridge, Ireland Laboratory and scientific informatics, 21 CFR Part 11, project management, etc. Services page
LIMS4U Bedworth, England Laboratory informatics, LIMS Services page
LIMSCON Vienna, Austria Laboratory informatics, LIMS, ELN, CDMS, document management, training, project management,
computer system validation, etc.
Services page
LUFC LabConsultants Mierlo, The Netherlands Laboratory informatics, LIMS, ELN, CDMS, SDMS, vendor selection, computer system validation,
workflows, project management, lab management, etc.
Services page
Nichols Management Group Ltd. York Harbor, ME, U.S. Clinical laboratory informatics, system assessment, implementation, and integration;
project management; workflow management, etc.
Services page
NNIT A/S Søborg, Denmark Laboratory informatics; system assessment, implementation, and integration;
system validation; project management; workflow management; etc.
Services page
Nous Labautomation Support Mariaheide, Netherlands Laboratory process, automation, and regulation assistance; project management;
LIMS, ELN, CDS, and document management system implementation
Services page
NXG Group, Inc. Chennai, India Laboratory informatics, LIMS, testing and validation, system integration management,
business consulting, etc.
Services page
Orbis Labsystems Ltd. Dublin, Ireland Laboratory informatics, LIMS, quality assurance, system integration management, automation, etc. Services page
OSTHUS GmbH Aachen, Germany Laboratory informatics, LIMS, system integration management, business consulting, etc. Services page
prime4services GmbH Karlsruhe, Germany LIMS, project management, vendor selection, quality management and validation, etc. Services page
PQE Group Florence, Italy Laboratory informatics, LIMS, laboratory instrument management, method validation, project management, etc. Services page
RC Inspection Group Rotterdam, Netherlands Laboratory informatics, LIMS, data analysis, automation, etc. Services page
RevereIT, LLC Sterling, VA, U.S. LIMS, system integration management, system validation, method development and validation,
data migration, vendor selection, etc.
Services page
Sagit Solutions Ltd. Wan Chai, Hong Kong LIMS, implementation management, cloud management, vendor selection, etc. Services page
Scimcon Limited Newmarket, Suffolk, U.K. Laboratory informatics, LIMS, ELN, CDS, SDMS, instrument management, project management Services page
Semaphore Solutions, Inc. Victoria, B.C., Canada Laboratory informatics, LIMS, BaseSpace Clarity LIMS, workflow development, genomics Services page
Sequence, Inc. Morrisville, NC, U.S. Laboratory informatics, LIMS, ELN, CDS, SDMS, data architecture analysis, data analytics Services page
Shaw Informatics Ltd. Horsham, West Sussex, U.K. Laboratory informatics, LIMS, LES, ELN, process mapping, requirements analysis, project management,
vendor selection, deployment strategy, knowledge management solutions, training
Services page
Silver Lining Informatics, LLC Brooklyn, NY, U.S. Laboratory informatics, LIMS, LES, ELN, Labware products, STARLIMS products, LabVantage products,
workflow development, reporting, project management, training
Services page
Solution4Labs Sp. z o.o. Białystok, Poland Laboratory informatics, LIMS, ELN, custom development, Thermo Scientific products,
Agaram Technologies products, etc.
Services page
SoftNLabs SpA Croix, France Laboratory informatics, LIMS, ELN, LES, SDMS, ERP, CRM, project management, software validation Services page
Techsol Corporation Princeton, NJ, U.S. LIMS, QMS, MES, regulatory affairs, clinical development, software validation, analytics, etc. Services page
Validation Systems, Inc. Palo Alto, CA, U.S. Laboratory informatics, microbiological and chemistry services, quality management systems,
computer system validation, etc.
Services page
Verista Fishers, IN, U.S. Laboratory informatics, LIMS, ELN, CDS, laboratory compliance assessments, computer system validation,
project management, etc.
Services page
wega Informatik AG Basel, Switzerland LIMS, data management systems design and implementation, clinical trial management systems,
and electronic data capture for life and chemical sciences
Services page

General laboratory

These consultancies offer general help to laboratories, including management and quality control among other things (location represents headquarters):

Vendor Headquarters Key services Services page
A & J Laboratory Consultants Aubrey, TX, U.S. Laboratory start-up, pre-inspection evaluation, post-inspection correction, workflow improvement, training, etc. Services page
Accumen, Inc. Scottsdale, AZ, U.S. Laboratory design and start-up, laboratory implementation and management planning, anatomical pathology services,
quality assessment, etc.
Services page
Applied Management Systems, Inc. Burlington, MA, U.S. Laboratory start-up and consolidation, LIS, automation, workflow improvement, hospital productivity and management,
quality assessment, etc.
Services page
Black & Veatch Corporation Kansas City, MO, U.S. Laboratory design and development Services page
C&C Clinical Laboratory Consulting, LLC Dallas, TX, U.S. Laboratory start-up, pre-inspection evaluation, post-inspection correction, workflow improvement,
quality management, procedure development, etc.
Services page
Catalyst Consulting Austin, TX, U.S. Laboratory start-up, regulatory compliance, workflow improvement, profitability analysis Services page
Colaborate, LLC Tampa, FL, U.S. Laboratory design and start-up, laboratory implementation and management planning, laboratory informatics,
performance analysis, etc.
Services page
Crime Lab Design Southfield, MI, U.S. Emphasis on forensic science, laboratory design and planning, feasibility studies, civil and mechanical
engineering, workflow management, etc.
Services page
CT POL Consultants South Windsor, CT, U.S. Laboratory start-up, pre-inspection evaluation, post-inspection correction, workflow improvement, LIS, EHR,
lab billing, procedure development, etc.
Services page
Diversified Laboratory Sciences, Inc. Newnan, GA, U.S. Laboratory design and start-up, pre-inspection evaluation, post-inspection correction, workflow improvement,
risk assessments, etc.
Services page
DoctorsManagement Knoxville, TN, U.S. Laboratory and physician practice accounting, compliance, development, and operation improvement Services page
DTPM, Inc. Fort Payne, AL, U.S. Laboratory buildout, compliance assistance, training, method development, staffing, system implementation Services page
ELITech Group SAS Puteaux, France Laboratory operations, billing and reimbursement, regulatory assistance, profitability analysis Services page
GD Animal Health Deventer, Netherlands Veterinary diagnostic laboratory start-up, laboratory operations, regulatory assistance, project management, and training Services page
K&K Consultant Group, Inc. Torrence, CA, U.S. Laboratory start-up, pre-inspection evaluation, post-inspection correction, workflow improvement,
training, procedure development, etc.
Services page
Lab Advisory Bureau Abilene, TX, U.S. Data management, quality managementm, regulatory guidance, training, accreditation prep Services page
Lab IQ, LLC Calabasas, CA, U.S. Compliance management, workflow improvement, training, procedure development, feasibility studies, etc. Services page
Laboratory by Design, Inc. Napa, CA, U.S. Laboratory, science, and research building design and renovation; project management and administration Services page
Labtopia, Inc. Houston, TX, U.S. Laboratory audit preparation, corrective and preventative action programs, quality assurance,
project management, regulatory requirements, technical writing, etc.
Services page
LDC, Inc. Carlsbad, CA, U.S. Laboratory audit preparation, DoD accreditation, litigation support, data validation, training Services page
Lighthouse Lab Services Apex, NC, U.S. Laboratory buildout, recruiting, test menu development, test validation, training, etc. Services page
McKesson Medical-Surgical Irving, TX, U.S. Laboratory buildout, test validation, training, quality assessment and control etc. Services page
Nath Healthcare Business Solutions, LLC Lafayette, LA, U.S. Regulatory requirements, training and support, custom reporting and analytics, trend analysis Services page
OnTarget Consulting Services, LLC Peachtree City, GA, U.S. Accreditation prep, operational and risk assessment, training, process management Services page
Pathology Lab Solutions, Inc. Conshohocken, PA, U.S. Pathology laboratory design, start-up, and management; systems selection and validation;
inspection preparation; technical writing; staff evaluation and competency development; etc.
Services page
Plantvision AB Stockholm, Sweden Laboratory automation, process improvement, quality management, data management, systems integration Services page
POC Consultants, LLC FL and NJ, U.S. Regulatory compliance, review, and inspection services; training Services page
Quality Systems and Compliance, Inc. Beverly, MA, U.S. Laboratory program development, laboratory design and start-up, pre-inspection evaluation, post-inspection correction,
workflow improvement, quality assurance, point-of-care testing assistance, etc.
Services page
Rodric Consulting, LLC Loveland, CO, U.S. Laboratory program assessment and enhancement, laboratory restructuring and consolidation, compliance assessment,
LIS implementation, CLIA and accreditation assistance, etc.
Services page
South Shore Laboratory Consultants, Inc. Scituate, MA, U.S. Genetic testing laboratory experience; laboratory licensing, compliance, and accreditation; quality assurance;
laboratory start-up and management; equipment evaluation and validation; etc.
Services page
Strategic Directions International, Inc. Arlington, VA, U.S. Laboratory program assessment and enhancement, instrument implementation, situation and opportunity analysis Services page
The Microbiology Network, Inc. N. Chili, NY, U.S. Microbiology and pharmacology laboratory experience, laboratory regulation and auditing, laboratory process improvement,
quality assurance, contamination control, aseptic processing, etc.
Services page
US Data Management, LLC Santa Barbara, CA, U.S. LIMS validation and implementation, instrument qualification protocols, validation documentation, quality management,
process improvement, supply chain management, etc.
Services page

Laboratory design

These consultancies offer specific help to laboratories in the field of design and organization of a laboratory (location represents headquarters):

Vendor Headquarters Key services Services page
Bode Cellmark Forensics, Inc. Lorton, VA, U.S. Forensic laboratory design, construction, and certification; instrument and software
system evaluation; workflow development; quality assessment; training
Services page
GL Planning & Design, Inc. San Francisco, CA, U.S. Laboratory design, laboratory renovation Services page
Health, Education and Research Associates, Inc. St. Louis, MO, U.S. Laboratory design Services page
InterFocus Ltd. Linton, Cambridge, U.K. Laboratory design, laboratory renovation, laboratory furniture Services page
jsAnalytical Laboratory Consultants Ltd. British Columbia, Canada Laboratory design, refinery design, software system evaluation, training Services page
Laboratory Design and Supply, Inc. Budford, GA, U.S. Laboratory design, renovation, and relocation Services page
LCS Constructors, Inc. Irvine, CA, U.S. Laboratory design, renovation, relocation, and construction Services page
Longo, Inc. dba Longo Lab Design Ramsey, NJ, U.S. Laboratory design and renovation Services page
OnePointe Solutions, LLC Austin, TX, U.S. Laboratory design and renovation Services page
Research Facilities Design San Diego, CA, U.S. Laboratory assessment, benchmarking, and design Services page
SGS S.A. Geneva, Switzerland Wide array of services, including laboratory assessment and design for the petrochemical industry Services page
Superior Laboratory Services, Inc. Pasadena, TX, U.S. Laboratory design, construction, and certification; instrument evaluation; training Services page


Organizations, not-for-profits, and special interest groups

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  • AHIMA Foundation: "improves health information management by supporting the people, research and resources that advance the HIM profession;" 501 (c)(3) charitable child organization of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • American Medical Informatics Association: AMIA; a professional scientific association which "aims to lead the way in transforming health care through trusted science, education, and the practice of informatics"
  • American Nursing Informatics Association: ANIA; a professional organization which aims "to advance the field of nursing informatics through communication, education, research and professional activities"
  • American Society of Health Informatics Managers: ASHIM; "a non-governmental organization that acts in public interest by fostering professional standards in health IT professionals through its setting and enforcement of the education, examination, experience, ethics, and other requirements for CHISP certification"
  • ANSI National Accreditation Board: ANAB; "a non-governmental organization that provides accreditation services and training to public- and private-sector organizations, serving the global marketplace," including laboratories. The ASCLD Laboratory Accreditation Board was merged into ANAB.
  • Armenian Association of Telemedicine: AATM; a non-governmental, non-profit professional organization "interested in exploring and developing the field of telemedicine and eHealth in Armenia as well as worldwide"
  • Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: AIME; attempts to "foster fundamental and applied research in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to medical care and medical research"
  • Association for Information Systems: AIS; a non-profit organization and "professional association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems worldwide"
  • Association for Veterinary Informatics: AVI; "a non-profit international and interdisciplinary organization comprised of individuals involved in biomedical informatics research, design, implementation, education and advocacy within the domain of veterinary medicine"


  • BioInfoBank Institute: a non-for-profit research and development organization which aims "to generate, incubate and inspire innovative ideas" and "productive research conducted by highly motivated excellent young scientists in Poland"
  • Bioinformatics Institute of India: BII; registered under the Confrere Educational Society, aims "to promote excellence in biotech, life sciences and pharma education"
  • Bioinformatics Organization: an incorporated non-profit organization which aims to "develop and maintain computational resources to facilitate world-wide communications and collaborations between people of all educational and professional levels"
  • British Computer Society Health: BCS; an international organization actings as "the chartered institute for IT;" aims "to promote new thinking, education and knowledge sharing" in the industry


  • Child Health Informatics Center: CHIC; an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) effort "to support and prepare pediatricians for the many changes that will be occurring over the next few years in regard to health information technology"
  • Computing in Cardiology: an incorporated non-profit and international society of scientists and professionals focused on examining the "methods and results of computation" in the study and application of cardiology and cardiovascular physiology


  • Digital Health Canada: DHC; a professional association dedicated to advancing the field of health informatics (formerly known as COACH: Canada's Health Informatics Association)

E through J

  • eHealth Initiative: eHI; a national organization attempting "to drive improvement in the quality of healthcare by promoting the use of technology and information"
  • EMBnet - The Global Bioinformatics Network: EMBnet; an initiative of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) that acts as "a pioneer and a provider of bioinformatics services, expertise and training, across Europe and beyond"
  • European Health Telematics Association: EHTEL; "a pan European multi-stakeholder forum providing a leadership and networking platform for European corporate, institutional and individual actors dedicated to the betterment of healthcare delivery through eHealth"


  • Federation for Informatics Professionals: FEDIP; continuing on in spirit of the work the UK Council for Health Informatics Professions was doing, FEDIP "is the only public register for all informatics professionals in the UK dedicated to delivering better health and care through the advanced use of technology"
  • Foundation of Healthcare Technologies Society: FHTS; an Indian association of "professionals from diverse backgrounds" attempting "to work in collaboration and to utilize accessible technologies as a medium to facilitate improvement in overall population health"


  • Global Observatory for eHealth: GOE; a WHO-backed initiative "dedicated to the study of eHealth [and] its evolution and impact on health in countries"


  • Health Informatics in Africa: HELINA; a pan-African health informatics association dedicated to developing education, research, and strategic plans related to health informatics in Africa
  • Health Informatics New Zealand: HINZ; a professional association that "seeks to facilitate improved health care outcomes through the dissemination and utilisation of information, knowledge and technology"
  • Health Informatics Society of Ireland: HISI; this organization "bridges between computer professionals interested in health care, and health care professionals interested in computing – while supporting and embracing the new professionals of healthcare informatics"
  • Health Informatics Society of Nigeria: HISN; "a professional membership driven association, developed to serve the growing community of clinical science, information science, computer science and management science professionals who are tasked with managing the dynamic health information technology life cycle"
  • Health Level Seven International: HL7; "a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards developing organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery, and evaluation of health services"
  • Health On the Net Foundation: HON; a non-governmental organization that "promotes and guides the deployment of useful and reliable online health information, and its appropriate and efficient use"
  • Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland: HISI; incorporates the Healthcare Informatics sections of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland and of the Irish Computer Society; strives to develop knowledge and promote research in healthcare informatics
  • HIMSS EHR Association: HIMSS EHRA; "a trade association of electronic health record (EHR) companies, addressing national efforts to create interoperable EHRs in hospital and ambulatory care settings"


  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: IEEE EMBS; an international society of biomedical engineers "focused on the development and application of engineering concepts and methods to provide new solutions to biological, medical and healthcare problems"
  • IEEE Technology Management Council: IEEE TMC; an international organization that "provides information and services to IEEE members and the worldwide audience of practitioners and researchers engaged in the profession of engineering, technology, and innovation management"
  • IHE International: IHE; "an initiative by healthcare professionals and industry to improve the way computer systems in healthcare share information"
  • Indian Association for Medical Informatics: IAMI; an Indian association dedicated to medical specialists using informatics "into a common thread for the benefit of the patients and provoking an interdisciplinary research"
  • Information Institute: a non-profit policy research and educational organization comprised of academics and industry representatives dedicated "to further[ing] understanding of intricate relationships between information science and technology"
  • Institute of Health Records & Information Management: IHRIM; an educational body dedicated "to provide qualifications at different levels as well as career and professional assistance for members" from "the fields of health records, information management, clinical coding and information governance"
  • International Council on Archives: ICA; a non-governmental, member-funded organization "dedicated to the effective management of records and the preservation, care and use of the world's archival heritage"
  • International Medical Informatics Association: IMIA; an "association of associations" which acts as a bridge between constituent organizations and their members to better "enable the transformation of healthcare in accord with the world-wide vision of improving the health of the world population"
  • International Society for Clinical Biostatistics: ISCB; a professional organization dedicated "to [stimulating] research into the principles and methodology used in the design and analysis of clinical research and to increase the relevance of statistical theory to the real world of clinical medicine"
  • International Society for Computational Biology: ISCB; a non-profit corporation "addressing scientific policies, providing access to high quality publications, organizing meetings, and serving as a portal to information about training, education, employment and news" for those in the field of bioinformatics and computational biology
  • International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering: ISPE; an international society of scientific and technical personnel in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, "committed to the advancement of the educational and technical efficiency of its members through forums for the exchange of ideas and practical experience"
  • IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science: an outgrowth of the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics—which was part of IMS Health, which merged with Quintiles to form IQVIA—the institute "contributes to the advancement of human health globally through timely research, insightful analysis and scientific expertise applied to granular non-identified patient-level data"


  • Japan Association for Clinical Laboratory Science: formerly the Japan Society for Clinical Laboratory Automation, this association attempts to "contribute to precise diagnosis, appropriate treatment, and better health care by applying the latest technologies to clinical laboratories"
  • Japanese Society for Bioinformatics: JSBi; a Japanese professional association dedicated "to develop[ing] the discipline of bioinformatics in Japan" as well as "the promotion of the technology and related business" aspects of bioinformatics
  • Japanese Society of Drug Informatics: JASDI; a Japanese professional association dedicated to "contributing to the improvement and advancement [of] pharmaceutical medicine ... as well as the improvement of science education and research on drug information"
  • JISC: a registered U.K. charity dedicated to promoting "the innovative use of information and communication technology to support education, research and institutional effectiveness"

K through Z

  • Kenya Health Informatics Association: KeHIA; a professional association dedicated "to further[ing] the health and biomedical agenda in Kenya to support the government's initiatives to improve and sustain quality health services for all Kenyans"
  • KDD: a sub-group of the Association for Computing Machinery, promoting the "advancement and adoption of the 'science' of knowledge discovery and data mining"



  • Markle Foundation: a private foundation with the goal of helping others "realize the potential of information technology to address previously intractable public problems, for the health and security of all Americans"
  • Medical Library Association: MLA; a nonprofit, educational organization "committed to educating health information professionals, supporting health information research, [and] promoting access to the world's health sciences information"
  • Medical Software Industry Association: MSIA; a membership-based professional association representing "the interests of the Australian commercial software industry which develops, supplies and services information management products and services for healthcare practitioners, healthcare service providers and healthcare organisations"
  • MedTech Europe: formerly the European Diagnostic Manufacturer’s Association and Eucomed, the two combined to form MedTech Europe, a "trade association for the medical technology industry including diagnostics, medical devices and digital health"
  • Middle East Association for Health Informatics: MEAHI; a not-for-profit organization "trying to use regional as well as global potentials to provide a collaborative environment, in which requirements are discussed, solutions are provided, and resources are allocated to tackle healthcare issues of this vulnerable part of the world"


  • National Academies: a collection of U.S. "private, nonprofit institutions that provide expert advice on some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation and the world," including sciences, engineering, medicine, and research
  • The NELAC Institute: TNI; a "non-profit organization whose mission is to foster the generation of environmental data of known and documented quality through an open, inclusive, and transparent process that is responsive to the needs of the community"
  • Nursing Specialist Group: NSG; a British Computer Society-related "U.K. organisation for nurses and therapists interested in the management and use of information and communications technology to improve the quality, delivery and recording of care"


  • Ontario Nursing Informatics Group: ONIG; a professional group attempting "to provide a forum for nursing professionals to communicate and disseminate current developments in health care information systems"
  • openEHR Foundation: a not-for-profit company that develops specification, clinical model, and other medical programs and also supports health informatics education
  • OSCAR Canada Users' Society: OCUS; a not-for-profit society dedicated to promoting the education and use of OSCAR, "a suite of open-source applications including an electronic medical record"


  • Public Health Informatics Institute: PHII; a non-profit organization acting "as a neutral convener of public health professionals and their stakeholders, transforming health practitioners' ability to apply information effectively in order to improve health outcomes worldwide"
  • Public Library of Science: PLOS; a not-for-profit "publisher, membership, and advocacy organization with a mission to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication"


  • Regenstrief Institute: RI; an informatics and healthcare research organization dedicated to "improving quality of care, increasing efficiency of healthcare delivery, preventing medical errors and enhancing patient safety"


  • SIGCOMM: a special interest group of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) dedicated to finding answers to "systems engineering and architectural questions surrounding computer communication"
  • SNOMED International: SNOMED; the not-for-profit association that owns and maintains SNOMED CT, a comprehensive and multilingual set of clinical terminology
  • Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening: SLAS; "a global organization that exists to provide forums for education and information exchange to encourage the study of, and improve the science and practice of, laboratory automation and screening"
  • Swedish Association of Medical Informatics: SFMI; a professional association that strives "to promote the development of informatics in health care, in particular through the organization of meetings with scientific lectures and discussions"
  • Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics: SIB; an academic, non-profit foundation that "coordinates research and education in bioinformatics throughout Switzerland and provides high quality bioinformatics services to the national and international research community"


  • URAC: an independent, nonprofit organization "promoting health care quality through its accreditation, education and measurement programs"


  • Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group: VanBUG; "an association of researchers, other professionals and students in the B.C. Lower Mainland who have an interest in the field of bioinformatics"


Books and magazines

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Magazines

  • American Laboratory: provides "analytical chemists and life scientists with up-to-date information about equipment, instrumentation, and applications that they use in their labs every day."
  • Bio-IT World: "provides topical news coverage and analysis of cutting-edge technologies to handle the data deluge in petascale computing and the tools to deliver individualized medicine."
  • CAP TODAY: a healthcare publication with "feature articles, concise news items, editorial columns, and scientific abstracts"
  • Clinical Lab Manager: "provides readers with information and tips on finance and business strategy for the clinical lab."
  • Drug Discovery World: "cover[s] the latest news and events in the global pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and biotech sectors, as well as the technology and processes to help create vaccines, therapeutics and drugs."
  • European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer: keeps "readers abreast of the latest offerings and developments in R&D and manufacturing products and equipment, ingredients and contract services."
  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News: covers "the entire bioproduct life cycle from early-stage R&D, to applied research including omics, biomarkers, as well as diagnostics, to bioprocessing and commercialization."
  • Health Data Management: "guides the healthcare community with insight that anticipates how advanced computing—analytics, artificial intelligence, digital health, virtual care platforms, interoperable systems and more—can support care improvement and clinical efficiency."
  • Healthcare Innovation: "draw upon decades of experience in covering the industry, sharing insights and analysis with readers through feature articles, web interviews, blogs, and news coverage."
  • HIT Consultant: "provides editorial insights on health IT, EHRs, population health management, digital health, telehealth, accountable care, patient engagement and startups."
  • Lab Manager: "the only publication specifically focused on all aspects of running a lab, including ensuring your lab is meeting health and safety standards, budgeting, hiring and retaining staff, managing people, designing and furnishing your lab, and choosing the right technologies for your lab."
  • Laboratory Design: serves the "community involved in the design, construction, and operation of laboratory facilities, including building owners and operators, high-level lab users and managers, and the building team."
  • Laboratory Equipment: "bringing laboratory professionals the products, news and research innovations that help them excel at their jobs."
  • Laboratory Informatics Guide: a yearly special supplement to Scientific Computing World subscribers that provides articles and information about laboratory informatics.
  • Laboratory News: provides "readers with comprehensive and detailed coverage of the issues facing contemporary science."
  • Laboratory Talk: "provide the most comprehensive resource for everything from the latest products and research solutions, to white papers, application notes and case studies."
  • Life Science Leader: provides life science executives with the industry's best practices and "motivate[s] them to implement those best practices in their own businesses."
  • Medical Laboratory Observer: provides "lab professionals with peer-reviewed editorials, answers to critical questions and important product information."
  • Modern Healthcare: delivers "healthcare business and policy news, research and information."
  • Pharma Manufacturing: "devoted to the drug product’s journey from end stage development, through scaleup, to commercial manufacturing, providing strategies and best practices for facilities whose goals include reducing risks, improving product quality and increasing efficiencies."
  • Pulse+IT: eHealth and health IT topics primarily targeted at the Australian and New Zealand health sectors.
  • R&D World: "deliver interesting and informative content to engineers, scientists, laboratory professionals, R&D managers, and others involved in the world of research."
  • Scientific Computing World: "the only global publication dedicated to the computing and information technology needs of scientists and engineers."
  • The Scientist: "dedicated to covering a wide range of topics central to the study of cell and molecular biology, genetics, and other life-science fields."
  • Wiley Analytical Science: a Wiley-backed magazine about sample preparation, electrophoresis, chromatography, genomics, and laboratory informatics