API Advanced Informatics Course at APIII Reminder

| August 17, 2007

Course Description:

This course has been developed by the Association of Pathology Informatics to provide pathologists and medical technologists the information necessary to understand – and lead – a successful LIS implementation.  It will discuss each step of the process – evaluation, selection, implementation and evolution – in detail, and will include the concerns of critical stakeholders including laboratory accreditation groups, enterprise IT and the LIS vendors. After taking this course, Pathologists and Medical Technologists should be much better prepared to guide what is often the most important and expensive informatics project that a practice will face – the selection, implementation and extension of an LIS.

Intended audience:

          Practicing pathologists who have been asked to be the “Informatics Lead” for their practice or department

          Senior pathologists who need to think strategically about their practices informatics strategy

          Practicing pathologists who need to lead, guide or participate in an LIS implementation or upgrade

          Pathology informaticians

          Medical Technologists who are project leads for LIS implementations or upgrades

By the end of this session, attendees should:

          Understand the LIS evaluation process

          Understand the RFP evaluation process

          Understand the process of an LIS implementation

          Understand how to extend LIS functions

          Understand how to align the LIS with enterprise IT needs

          Understand regulatory issues surrounding the LIS

          Understand the concerns of the LIS vendor and other stakeholders in the LIS implementation process

Those interested can find more information and print a registration form at http://www.pathologyinformatics.org/APICourse.htm.

The cost of the course is $175 for API members and $280 for non-members. For those registering for APIII and the course, you can register online at http://apiii.upmc.edu/registration/index.html.

Hope to see you in Pittsburgh.

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