Data Innovations Regional User Groups

We are excited to announce that registration has begun for the 2018 Regional User Groups hosted by Data Innovations. These free, one-day events will be full of hands on learning, interaction with peers and Instrument Manager and EP Evaluator experts. We are offering 5 different locations across the country. Click below to register for an upcoming DI User Group event near you. We hope to see you there.


  • August 21, 2018
  • Newark, CA
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  • September 26, 2018
  • Rosemont, IL
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Agenda

For the first time at our Regional User Groups we will be offering P.A.C.E. ® credits for five of the classes on the agenda. You will be able to customize your day by selecting the classes within the tracks that are best for you and your experience level.

Time Track 1 Track 2
8:30-9:00 Computer Set Up
9:00-9:45 Introductions
9:45-10:45 Getting Started with Moving Averages
Assay Selection (P.A.C.E. ®)
Getting Started with Rules
Rules 101 (P.A.C.E. ®)
11:00-12:45 Getting Started with Moving Averages
Setting up Protocols (P.A.C.E. ®)
Rules Renovation
12:45-1:45 Lunch
1:45-2:45 EP Evaluator
Understanding Policies (P.A.C.E. ®)
Testing and Validation
of Rules (P.A.C.E. ®)
3:00-4:15 Voice of the Customer
4:15-4:30 Wrap Up and Conclusion


Getting Started with Moving Averages – Assay Selection


Description

A review of the principles behind Moving averages and an overview of the steps necessary to identify the analytes to begin using Moving Averages and to determine the necessary protocol parameters (Mean, SD and N). Review of thresholds to refine the protocol.

Agenda

1 hour

Presenter

Mark Shearer

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the concept behind Moving Averages and how it applies to the clinical lab.
  • Understand the principles behind choosing the appropriate assays to use.
  • Demonstrate the ability to choose assays using a supplied set of data.
  • Be able to identify thresholds for at least one protocol.


Getting Started with Moving Averages – Setting up Protocols


Description

A review of the steps necessary to enter a protocol including using the online calculator to determine Mean, SD and N. Filters will be reviewed to including their application to refine protocols. Dashboard construction and functionality will be discussed.

Agenda

1 hour 45 minutes

Presenter

Mark Shearer

Learning Objectives
  • Understand how to enter a protocol into Moving Averages.
  • Understand how to set-up multiple dashboards.
  • Understand when and how to apply filters to an analyte.
  • Using analytes identified in Assay Selection, enter protocols using the online calculator to determine Mean, SD and N.
  • Be able to enter a new filter into a protocol.


EP Evaluator – Understanding Policies


Description

This class will cover what Policies are how they differ from parameters and preferences. Why the attendee would want to use them will also be discussed along with how to define them.

Agenda

1 hour

Presenter

Mark Shearer

Learning Objectives
  • Define the differences between Policies, Parameters and Preference.
  • Define an instrument class, an instrument and analyte within Polices.
  • Choose a statistical module and set default parameters.
  • Using analytes identified in Assay Selection, enter protocols using the online calculator to determine Mean, SD and N.
  • Be able to enter a new filter into a protocol.

Getting Started with Rules – Rules 101


Description

An overview of the Rules Engine within Instrument Manager. We will review the Rules Engine workspace, usage of the Rules Toolbox as well as creating and testing some basic Instrument Manager rules.

Agenda

1 hour

Presenter

Jeff Piepenburg

Learning Objectives
  • Understand where rules are written in Instrument Manager.
  • Understand the basic tools used to write rules in Instrument Manager.
  • Demonstrate and use the 3 methods of writing rules (Drag and Drop, Double-click, Free text).
  • Be able to write basic rules in Instrument Manager, including a common calculation.


Rules Renovation


Description

Taking your basic Instrument Manager rules knowledge to the next level, this session will focus on solving customer-supplied issues with Instrument Manager rules.

Agenda

1 hour 45 minutes

Presenter

Jeff Piepenburg

Learning Objectives
  • Using real-world examples, the class will focus on using advanced Instrument Manager rules to solve these problems.
  • Advanced functions of the Instrument Manager rules engine will be covered.
  • Instruction on the storage and recall of information from multiple result messages using rules.


Testing and Validation of Rules


Description

This session will focus on testing and validation of your rules to ensure that your rules are working as expected.

Agenda

1 hour

Presenter

Jeff Piepenburg

Learning Objectives
  • Learn best practice techniques for validating rules.
  • Learn how to import real-world examples for testing purposes.
  • Organize and structure your test cases for repeatability.
Mark Shearer

Mark joined Data Innovations (DI) as a Product Manager in 2017. Before coming to DI Mark had been the Director of Chemistry for 30 years at CompuNet Clinical Labs, in Dayton, Ohio. Mark had been the Administrator for the Data Innovations Instrument Manager program which provided instrument interfacing of over 80 analytical instruments equipment installed at over 15 physical sites. Mark was also a Six Sigma Black Belt where he completed projects which improved the efficiency of the Sandridge Chemistry department through the use of Middleware as well as the transition of work between the Processing and Chemistry Departments.

Jeff Piepenburg

Jeff is an experienced lead software consultant with a medical technology background that has been with Data Innovations (DI) since 2010. He has been the Lead Laboratory Solution Consultant for 3 years now. Before coming to DI he was a Laboratory Information Manager at the Dallas V.A. Medical Center and an Application Specialist for the Core Lab at Texas Health Resources. He has extensive experience in various Laboratory Information Systems including Epic Beaker, Cerner Millennium, Sunquest and Meditech. He also works with numerous laboratory equipment and interfaces including Roche, Abbott, Sysmex, IRIS and Stago analyzers. He has been a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists for the past 20 years.




Tradeshows and Other User Groups

We make an effort to have a presence at as many relevant tradeshows and events as we can. Below are the upcoming events we will be at. We hope to see you there.

  • March 5-9, 2018
  • Las Vegas, NV
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  • July 31, 2018 - August 2, 2018
  • Chicago, IL
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  • September 2018
  • Verona, WI
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