Author - Didi Lomont

Instrument Manager System Preventative Maintenance (volume 2)

This month's Tips & Tricks is the second installation of Preventative Maintenance recommendations intended to help you maintain a stable and operationally efficient Instrument Manager system. This month's version of Tips & Tricks includes more recommended practices which, if performed proactively, can help reduce the risk of unexpected operational interruptions,...

Network Installation of EP Evaluator®, Release 12.02

With the release of EP Evaluator 12, this Tips and Tricks will review the network installation/upgrade process. INSTALLATION OF EP EVALUATOR RELEASE 12 FOR NETWORK INSTALLATION Download the EP Evaluator (EE) installation Media from eedownload.datainnovations.com Choose where the installation will be on the network. This should be a shared folder which has correct...

Day Light Savings Preparation

Data Innovations has changed the requirements around time changes for versions 8.07 and higher. After careful consideration we no longer require sites to manually change the system time or turn off IM/Cache during the time change, as we have confirmed that there are no risks prevented by those processes. This means that...

Understanding Test Code and Fluid Code Mapping

Instrument Manager uses mapping as a mechanism for translating information between the LIS and instruments. This mapping can apply to four types of data elements: fluid codes, test codes, error codes, and/or instrument IDs. Not every driver supports all four data elements, but test code mapping is typically supported. Here...

Mirroring: Auto-Failover

An auto-failover is triggered if the Acting-Primary or Arbiter determine that a primary can no longer function. The most common reasons are: The Acting-Primary lost contact with the Failover and Arbiter, but the Failover and Arbiter maintained contact with each other The Acting Primary runs into a critical problem, such as an...

Run as Administrator FAQ

Running as Administrator is occasionally required by DI Software. Here are answers to our most frequently asked questions on this topic: What does Run as Administrator mean?The Run as Administrator option is a method of launching an application as an "Administrator" by elevating the permissions of the user logged into Windows. By default, if...

Rules – Using Persistent Data Elements

It is sometimes necessary to recall or utilize information from a previous result or sample when writing rules. For example, Hepatitis testing typically requires the review of the results from three runs to make a final determination. It may also be desirable to evaluate whether a test was rerun. This article...

Security Notification Update: Increased Cybercrime Threats to U.S. Hospitals and Healthcare Providers

In a joint alert sent on October 28th, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said they have "credible information" that cybercriminals are taking new aim at healthcare providers and public health agencies even as the coronavirus...