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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.










Training Courses


  Recorded Webinar Virtual Classroom
Intermediate Rules Training for Instrument Manager  
Instrument Manager Fundamentals  
Instrument Manager Rules 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








Course Descriptions



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 College of American Pathologists (CAP) requirements, and 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.

Prerequisites

Prior attendance in a Data Innovations Introduction to Rules course or equivalent training, plus at least six months experience writing rules in Instrument Manager is required. Prior to registering for a class, participants must successfully complete a Rules competency quiz.

Course Length

16 Hours, conducted over 4 days in 4 hour sessions

Continuing Education Credits

14 Hours


Virtual Classroom
12:20 pm – 4:30 pm ET
July 27-30 Sept. 21-24 Nov. 9-12

 


Instrument Manager Fundamentals Virtual Class


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
  • Locate and summarize the Security settings
  • 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

12 hours, conducted over 3 days in 4 hour sessions
To successfully participate in the workshop, trainees must complete 1 – 2 hours of homework between sessions.

Continuing Education Credits

10.5 Hours

Pre-requisites and Hardware Requirements

All trainees must complete a pre-check from the computer they will be using for the virtual class. Please see the Virtual Classroom Technical Requirements and Connectivity Pre-check document. Use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to access the training portal.


2021 Course Dates

Please contact DINA sales for seat availability

Virtual Classroom
12:20 pm – 4:30 pm ET
6/7 – 6/9 6/21 – 6/23 7/7 - 7/9 7/19 - 7/21 8/9 - 8/11 8/30 - 9/1
9/13 - 9/15 9/27 - 9/29 10/25 - 10/27 11/15 - 11/17 12/6 - 12/8 12/20 - 12/22

Please contact DIA sales for seat availability

APAC Virtual Classroom
12:20 p.m. -16:30 p.m. GMT+8
June 7-9 September 6-9 December 6-8

 


Instrument Manager Rules Overview Virtual Class


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 between Request and Result rules
  • Demonstrate process for design, creation and testing of rules
  • Apply the acquired comprehension to construct rules that: add indicies, hold critical results, save data in designated fields, use value lists, perform calculations, and utilize parent/child associations
  • Demonstrate use of rules management options
  • Test and document the performance of rules
Intended Audience

Persons responsible for writing and testing 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

12 hours, conducted over 3 days in 4 hour sessions
To successfully participate in the workshop, trainees must complete 1 – 2 hours of homework between sessions.

Continuing Education Credits

10.5 Hours

Pre-requisites and Hardware Requirements

All trainees must complete a pre-check from the computer they will be using for the virtual class. Please see the Virtual Classroom Technical Requirements and Connectivity Pre-check document. Use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to access the training portal.


2021 Course Dates

Please contact DINA sales for seat availability

Virtual Classroom
12:20 pm – 4:30 pm ET
6/14 – 6/16 6/28 – 6/30 7/12 - 7/14 8/2 - 8/4 8/16 - 8/18 9/8 - 9/10
9/28 - 9/30 10/5 - 10/7 10/12 - 10/14 10/18 - 10/20 11/2 - 11/4 11/30 - 12/2 12/14 - 12/16

Please contact DIA sales for seat availability

APAC Virtual Classroom
12:20 p.m. -16:30 p.m. GMT+8
June 21-23 September 27-29 December 13-15

 



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 sent to the DI North America training team at: northamerica-training@datainnovations.com at least 15 business days prior to scheduled training start date.
  • If training reschedule requests are received at least 15 business 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 15 business days prior to start date, or no shows, are subject to a rescheduling fee up to the full price of the training seat.

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: Telephone w/headset or speaker; or computer with microphone, speaker or headset
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, updated to current versions Note: The virtual trainee platform will not work properly if accessed via Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge. 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: https://datainnovations.instructorled.training/system-precheck

Instructors

  • Marcy Anderson, MS, MT(ASCP)
  • Lori A. Mathez , MT(ASCP)
  • Carolyn Spencer MT (ASCP)
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