New lab informatics courses introduce basics to non-specialists | www.APHLblog.org

Two online laboratory informatics courses now on the CDC TRAIN site help laboratory staff to understand how their jobs relate to their laboratory’s informatics system. Developed by APHL and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the APHL Informatics Committee and members of the target audience, the courses follow a TB specimen as it advances through testing and reporting to inform decisions by clinical care providers and public health agencies.

Historically the term “informatics” evoked fear among laboratory staff who avoided the unfamiliar discipline. Responsibility for the function often devolved …read more