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The Why's and How's of Electronic Health Record Compatibility Testing
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Although they have become the core of many workflows related to patient care, a recent survey showed that only 10% of physicians were satisfied with their current Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. Continuous compatibility testing can make EHRs more user friendly. This article will describe the essential procedures a healthcare organization will need to undertake during EHR compatibility testing.

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How Cloud Computing Has Forever Changed HPC
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The recent Supercomputing 2018 conference highlighted clear examples of the potential of cloud-based High Performance Computing. In this article, we explore some of the projects driving the field forward.

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World Yoga Day: Finding the OM in GenOMics
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A recent climb in the number of people taking up a regular yoga or meditation practise has seen the terms “downward dog” and “tree pose” enter the everyday vocabulary of many. Today, on World Yoga Day, people come together across the world to celebrate the unity that yoga brings. However, from a scientific perspective, what evidence exists that supports the benefits of a regular yoga and meditation practise?

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Emerging Technologies in Combating Foodborne Illness
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Rapid and accurate detection of foodborne pathogens is essential to prevent foodborne illnesses and to mitigate the associated economic losses. We take a look at some of the technological advances that are helping to make this happen.

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UK Lung Cancer Diagnostic Services: Time to Step Up
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The UK’s national health system needs to take a hard look at their priorities and procedures to ensure that rapid advances in molecular diagnostics in lung cancer are translated into a practical service for all patients, according to a report launched at the British Thoracic Oncology Group Annual Conference.

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Overcoming the Identification Bottleneck in Untargeted Metabolomics: Combining Technological and Software Innovations
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Untargeted metabolomics approaches are allowing previously unreported insights into the pathogenesis of disease. However, identifying the large numbers of unknown and structurally diverse metabolites typically present in biological samples has proven to be a major bottleneck. Fortunately, recent advances in technology and software are helping to overcome this challenge.

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A Renaissance for Microflow Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry?
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First developed in the 1970s, recent developments are making microflow liquid chromatography techniques more robust – enticing researchers to revisit the opportunities it offers for more sensitive, high-throughput analyses requiring smaller sample volumes than standard flow techniques.

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Big Data Analysis Approaches for Drug Discovery
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Big data has long been a buzzword in drug discovery, but as analysis methods become more sophisticated, its potential is beginning to be realized. We look at some of the latest advances in big data analysis for drug discovery.

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Data Integrity: What Are Some of the Key Issues?
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Data integrity is a major concern in the regulated pharmaceutical industry due to discovery of either poor record management practices or falsification of data. In this article, data integrity consultant Bob McDowall asks three fellow experts what their three top data integrity issues are. By examining their responses, Bob highlights challenges that every company should consider.

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ELN, LIMS, CDS, LES: What’s the Difference?
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In this article, we look at the key differences between four common types of informatics systems. CSols Inc. is an independent informatics consultancy, and their Delivery Manager, Geoff Turnbull, will help us answer some important questions on the role these systems play, where they overlap with each other, and why we don’t just have one overarching system to rule them all.

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