Data Innovations Product Training Programs

Data Innovations offers Training Programs and Training Materials for instructor-led courses and self-education to cover the features, configurations, installation and operations of Instrument Manager™ (IM) and EP Evaluator®.

Data Innovations is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program, and is registered with CE Broker® for Florida. These certifications are only for our Instrument Manager courses.

Choose a single training style or customize your training needs with a combination of the following:

Course Name

Online Programs

Classroom Programs

  Recorded Webinar Virtual Learning Vermont Office Regional
Instrument Manager: Basics of System Build, Use and Maintenance    
Instrument Manager: Fundamentals for Existing Customers      
Instrument Manager: Rules    
Instrument Manager: Getting Started with Moving Averages      
EP Evaluator: Virtual Overview      
EP Evaluator: Overview      
EP Evaluator: Project Management      
EP Evaluator: Hematology Method Comparison      
EP Evaluator: Rapid Results Entry      
EP Evaluator: Establishing Performance Standards      
Red: Instrument Manager Training Course
Blue: EP Evaluator Training Course

 


Instrument Manager: Basics of System Build, Use and Maintenance


Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this training participants will be able to:
  • Describe basic Instrument Manager operation
  • Acquire and implement device drivers, create device configurations and connections
  • Manipulate test code, error code, fluid code and instrument ID mapping
  • Perform basic system troubleshooting
  • Analyze information generated by troubleshooting tools
  • Configure Backup and Archive
  • Configure and use Notifier to send alert messages for system predefined or user defined events
  • Configure Specimen Management as appropriate for their workplace
  • Edit default workspaces in SM Workspace
  • Access online user guides and navigate web help function
Intended Audience

Persons responsible for the building and administration of new IM installations. Depending on client, this may include members of IT and Lab departments, as well as consultants employed for building IM and related (i.e. LIS) systems.

Course Length

3 Days

Continuing Education Credits

17.5 Hours


Vermont Office
9am-3:30pm ET
Full July 11-13, 2017 Full August 1-3, 2017 September 12-14, 2017
October 3-5, 2017 October 31-November 2, 2017 December 5-7, 2017

Regional
9am-4:30pm CST
Chicago - August 15-17, 2017

 


Instrument Manager: Fundamentals for Existing Customers


Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this training participants will be able to:
  • Create instrument configurations and connections.
  • Explain types and importance of mapping performed for instrument configurations
  • Locate and explain use of diagnostic tools for troubleshooting
  • Edit and create filters in various IM windows
  • Schedule and disable existing user defined Notifier events
  • Edit Security permissions for existing Groups. Add new Groups and Users to Security
  • Locate and explain purposes for the default Instrument Manager SM Workspaces
Intended Audience
  • IT and lab staff members assigned to use, maintain and modify existing IM systems
  • Appropriate for persons newly assigned responsibility for existing IM systems
  • Prior attendees of an Instrument Manager system build course (formerly known as IM Basics) needing a refresher session
Course Length
  • 12 hours, conducted over 3 days in 4 hour sessions
Continuing Education Credits
  • 10.5 Hours
Hardware Requirements

To register for a session, users must contact the North America sales department and complete a connectivity test.

Virtual Learning
1pm-5pm ET
September 5-7, 2017

 


Instrument Manager: Rules


Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this training participants will be able to:
  • Explain how data flow through IM impacts Rule evaluation
  • Describe the components of the IM Rules application
  • Differentiate among Result, Request Specimen Management rules
  • Demonstrate process for design, creation and validation of rules
  • Apply the acquired comprehension to construct rules that: set reference ranges for analytes, flag results outside of reference ranges, flag panic values, flag results that are affected by specimen integrity concerns (HIL), calculate Delta Check for specific analytes
  • Apply the acquired comprehension to create and implement rules specific to participant’s requirements
  • Validate and document the performance of rules
Intended Audience

Persons responsible for writing and validating Instrument Manager Rules. Depending on client, this may include members of IT and Lab departments, as well as consultants employed for building IM and related (i.e. LIS) systems.

Course Length

3 days

Continuing Education Credits

20 Hours


Vermont Office
9am-4pm ET
Full July 25-27, 2017 Full August 29-31, 2017 September 26-28, 2017
October17-19, 2017 November 28-30, 2017 December 12-14, 2017

Regional
9am-4:30pm CST
Chicago - July 18-20, 2017 Chicago - September 19-21, 2017

 


Instrument Manager: Getting Started with Moving Averages

Start monitoring your laboratory's analytical performance in less than an hour.

Do you currently have Moving Averages and/or Moving Medians to monitor analytical performance in your lab? Attend Data Innovations free, one hour, and informative webinar to learn:

  • Step-by-Step process to start using Moving Averages in under an hour
  • Benefits of Moving Averages
  • Best practices for implementing and running Moving Averages

Start monitoring your laboratory in real time, today. Moving Averages is simple to configure and use and you can begin seeing the results immediately. You can view any assay on any instrument from anywhere on your network that is connected to Instrument Manager.

 



EP Evaluator: Virtual Overview

Course Objectives
  • Describe the key statistical modules in EE and how they can be used in the laboratory to meet your individual facility needs.
  • Navigate within the program menu and identify the key screens needed to create experiments.
  • Create new experiments for a project and define the editable functions used within an experiment.
  • Locate and use example resources to copy and paste data into single experiments and multiple experiments.
  • Create a policy definition and make it a Master project.
  • Define how to Preview and Print Reports both as single reports and composite reports.
  • Discuss the ODBC steps for data capture from Instrument Manager
Intended Audience

Laboratory Technologist, supervisors, clinical chemists, Technical specialists, Manufacturers field technical representatives, Manufacturers development scientists. All personnel who will be using EP evaluator or its reports to evaluate the performance of laboratory methods.

Course Length

6 hours total, conducted over 2 days in 3 hour sessions

Hardware Requirements

Virtual Learning
1pm-4pm ET
October 17-18, 2017



Free Webinar Download

Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this training the attendee will be able to:
  • Navigate the Program Menu items, and identify the key screens
  • Open the statistical modules
  • Create new experiments
  • Enter data 2 of the 10 ways
  • Preview and Print Reports
  • Explain which modules to use for New method installation and ongoing performance verification
  • Describe key Statistical modules in EE 11.2
Intended Audience

Laboratory Technologist, supervisors, clinical chemists, Technical specialists, Manufacturers field technical representatives, Manufacturers development scientists. All personnel who will be using EP evaluator or its reports to evaluate the performance of laboratory methods.

Hardware Requirements

You need only a computer with high speed Internet connection to download the file. The file format is .mp4 and can be played by most devices.




EP Evaluator: Project Management

Free Webinar Download

Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this training the attendee will be able to:
  • Create a new project
  • View project inventory
  • Use the Utilities / File manager
  • Backup projects
Intended Audience

Laboratory Technologist, supervisors, clinical chemists, Technical specialists, Manufacturers field technical representatives, Manufacturers development scientists. All personnel who will be using EP evaluator or its reports to evaluate the performance of laboratory methods.

Hardware Requirements

You need only a computer with high speed Internet connection to download the file. The file format is .mp4 and can be played by most devices.




EP Evaluator: Hematology Method Comparison

Free Webinar Download

Course Objectives
At the end of the session you should be able to:
  • Explain the purpose of the Hematology Method Comparison Module
  • Describe the benefits of using HMC vs AMC
  • Use The HMC Example Project and spreadsheet “HMC example.xls” as a learning tool
  • Create new Studies
  • Paste data into an experiment
  • Review and Print Reports
Intended Audience

Laboratory Technologist, supervisors, clinical chemists, Technical specialists, Manufacturers field technical representatives, Manufacturers development scientists. All personnel who will be using EP evaluator or its reports to evaluate the performance of laboratory methods.




EP Evaluator: Rapid Results Entry

Free Webinar Download

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this training the attendee will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of RRE
  • Locate and use example resources in your copy of EP Evaluator to
    • Copy and paste data from excel into single experiments and multiple experiments
  • Create a policy definition and make it your Master project.
Intended Audience

Laboratory Technologist, supervisors, clinical chemists, Technical specialists, Manufacturers field technical representatives, Manufacturers development scientists. All personnel who will be using EP evaluator or its reports to evaluate the performance of laboratory methods.

Hardware Requirements

You need only a computer with high speed Internet connection to download the file. The file format is .mp4 and can be played by most devices.




EP Evaluator: Establishing Performance Standards

Free Webinar Download

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this training the attendee will be able to:

  • Define Performance Standards
  • Explain how to find existing TEA for your Laboratory’s established tests
  • Describe what to put in the parameters screen boxes for allowable error
  • Explain how to compute TEA when CLIA or CAP says to use +/- 3SD
Intended Audience

Laboratory Technologist, supervisors, clinical chemists, Technical specialists, Manufacturers field technical representatives, Manufacturers development scientists. All personnel who will be using EP evaluator or its reports to evaluate the performance of laboratory methods.

Hardware Requirements

You need only a computer with high speed Internet connection to download the file. The file format is .mp4 and can be played by most devices.




Training Frequently Asked Questions

Data Innovations Training Cancellation or Rescheduling Policy:

  • Requests to cancel or reschedule training must be made to the primary point of contact for the training seat purchased at least 20 business days prior to scheduled training start date.
  • If training reschedule requests are received at least 20 business days prior to start date, trainees can be rescheduled for an available seat in a comparable program at either our South Burlington, VT offices or U.S. regional training locations. Data Innovations cannot guarantee seat availability for training in the original site for which trainee had been scheduled.
  • Reschedule requests or cancellations made less than 20 business days prior to start date, or no shows, may be subject to a rebooking fee.

Virtual Learning allows you to participate in interactive, instructor-led courses from the comfort of your office. Virtual Learning is intended for Instrument Manager users who want high quality training for one or more persons but either do not have sufficient travel funds in their budgets or prefer not to be away from the lab for an extended period.

Webinars work well for classes that do not require hands on experience to fully understand the material. During a webinar the instructor will teach with a presentation and the student participates by listening, watching, asking questions and joining in on conversations. Virtual Learning courses include the webinar portion plus a hands-on portion that allows the student to test out their new knowledge with Instrument Manager. Virtual Learning courses require a special download before the course begins so the student is fully equipped for the hands-on portion.

  • Dual monitor set-up. If using a single monitor, it should be at least 22".
  • PC Required: Windows XP SP 3 or higher
  • Internet connection with recommended minimum 128 Kb / s or faster
  • 1 GHz and 1 GB of RAM or minimum requirements for your OS
  • Hard drive disk free space: 400 MB or higher
  • Video adapter and monitor: Super VGA (1024 x 768) or higher resolution; Large/wide monitor screen (i.e. 22 inch) or dual monitor set up required
  • Input devices: Keyboard. Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • Sound: Recommend telephone w/ head set, or speaker phone
  • Microsoft Integration: MSTSC \ RDP Ver. 7.0 or higher “Remote Desktop”
  • Network Requirements: HTTPS, SIP, and RTP
  • Net Version Required: 3.5 with Service Pack 1
  • Suggested Bandwidth: 200 kbps (per Student) Users with less may experience screen painting or audio breakup
**Note: Users will need the ability to download and install an application from VisiLearn.. To test ability to connect to Visilearn, use this link: http://www.visiclassroom.com/test

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Instructors

  • Marcy Anderson, MS, MT(ASCP)
  • Miranda Crawford, MLS(ASCP)
  • Lori A. Mathez , MT(ASCP)