Training

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® (EE).

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

Instructors

  • Carolyn Spencer, MLS(ASCP)
  • George Caldwell
  • Goodwin Moy
  • Miranda Spears, MLS(ASCP)
  • Holly Opatz MLS(ASCP)

Training FAQs

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 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 the conversations. Virtual learning courses include the webinar portion (classroom) plus a hands-on portion (lab) that allows the student to test out their new knowledge within their own instance of an Instrument Manager lab.

  • User-friendly access to the classroom and lab environment via a link. There is no downloading of software.
  • Interactive environment and tools allow for learning from the instructor and other students within the classroom.
  • Instructor guidance through the software that allows students to perform exercises and functions on their own lab version of Instrument Manager that reinforce concepts learned.
  • Student access to their Instrument Manager lab outside of formal classroom sessions for completion of practice exercises and review of application concepts.
  • Private assistance from Data Innovations’ facilitators during (and outside of class periods, if needed) to complete training exercises in Instrument Manager lab.
  • Dual extended monitor set up required with at least 1 monitor large/wide screen (i.e. 22 inch)
    Note: A laptop computer or projecting the presentation image on a screen is not recommended.
  • Input devices: Keyboard, Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • Sound: Computer with microphone, speaker or headset
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge, updated to current versions
    Note: The virtual trainee platform will not work properly if accessed via Internet Explorer. Do not connect via a VPN, this may cause latency, bandwidth or other connectivity issues.
  • Successful completion of a connectivity pre-check test which can be found here: Virtual Classroom Technical Requirements and Connectivity Pre-check document

Data Innovations Training Cancellation or Rescheduling Policy:

  • Requests to cancel or reschedule training must be sent to the DI North America training team at: northamerica-training@datainnovations.com at least thirty (30) calendar days prior to scheduled training start date.
  • If training reschedule requests are received at least thirty (30) calendar days prior to start date, trainees can be rescheduled for an available seat in a comparable program for no additional charge at one of our U.S. regional training locations or virtual training programs, depending on what had been purchased. Data Innovations cannot guarantee seat availability for training in the original regional site for which trainee had been scheduled.
  • Reschedule requests or cancellations made less than thirty (30) calendar days prior to start date, or no shows, are subject to a rescheduling fee up to the full price of the training seat.

Available Training Programs

Instrument Manager Fundamentals Self-Paced

COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

  • Describe basic Instrument Manager operation
  • Identify purpose and how to acquire device specific 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
  • Edit and create filters in various IM windows
  • Describe the data flow of requests and results through IM
  • 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

The course consists of 16 recorded lessons and will be available self-paced over 45 days so that you can train on-demand in the time and setting that best suits your needs.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

Not available at this time.

PRE-REQUISITES AND HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

Please see System Requirements to use SAP Litmos. Use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge to access the training portal.

Instrument Manager Foundations of Rule Writing Blended Course

COURSE OBJECTIVES
  • Demonstrate how to design, create, test, and document rules
  • Explain how rule placement impacts order and result messages
  • Describe the major components of the rules application
  • Apply concepts of performing calculations, adding indices, using value
  • lists, and parent/child associations
  • Identify request and result rules
INTENDED AUDIENCE

Participants should have a basic knowledge of Instrument Manager, internal laboratory workflows, and an understanding of their Laboratory Information System (LIS).

COURSE LENGTH

One week of Prep Work and three weeks ILT

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

20 Hours

PRE-REQUISITES AND HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
  • A dual extended monitor set up is required with at least one large monitor (i.e. 22 in)
  • A microphone is required
  • Access to AWS WorkSpaces (may require your IT security access) click here to test your connection now.
REGISTRATION & COURSE DATES

Please contact DINA sales for pricing and seat availability

Intermediate Rules for Instrument Manager Virtual Class

COURSE OBJECTIVES

This course provides instruction and extensive hands-on practice to learn Instrument Manager Rules engine functionality and construction of rules for auto-verification (AV) of patient results. At the conclusion of this training participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the fundamentals of rule writing in Instrument Manager.
  • Explain how data flow through Instrument Manager affects rule evaluation.
  • Write and test rules for a variety of laboratory workflow scenarios.
  • Collect data and build an AV rule set for review and release of patient results.
  • Discuss best practices for validation of rules.
  • Demonstrate writing and testing rules to perform complex functions.
  • Write and test rules in non-default locations of the Instrument Manager Rules engine.
INTENDED AUDIENCE

Participants must understand laboratory workflows and operation of Laboratory Information Systems for transmission of orders and receipt of results from laboratory instrument interfaces.

PRE-REQUISITES AND HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

Participants must understand laboratory workflows and operation of Laboratory Information Systems for transmission of orders and receipt of results from laboratory instrument interfaces. Prior attendance in a Data Innovations Introduction to Rules course or equivalent training is required.

  • A dual extended monitor set up is required with at least one large monitor (i.e. 22 in)
  • A microphone is required
  • Access to AWS WorkSpaces (may require your IT security access) click here to test your connection now.
COURSE LENGTH

20 Hours, conducted over 4 days in 5 hour sessions

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

14 Hours

REGISTRATION & COURSE DATES

Please contact DINA sales for pricing and seat availability

EP Evaluator Training Resources

Watch our extensive library of EP Evaluator recorded trainings. Learn about the different modules within EE and how EE will accelerate and improve performance verification studies across your lab.

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