Clinical research

Is Penicillin Allergy Skin Testing on your Radar?

Evidence tells us patients labeled with a penicillin allergy often experience longer inpatient lengths of stay and higher costs. In addition, they’re often at higher risk for developing serious infections including Clostridium difficile, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and vancomycin-resistant enterococci. We also know that minimizing unnecessary exposure to antimicrobials — particularly those that are penicillin-alternatives

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Lab Security: How Automation Can Keep Humans Safe

Automation is Becoming More Popular Automation in the workplace is becoming increasingly prevalent. Laboratories are no exception to this push towards technological solutions for age old problems. There are many advantages to investing in a robotic laboratory aid, the foremost of which is the health and safety of the human staff. Automated assistants can help

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To ‘Shall’ or Not to ‘Shall’ – That Is the Question

Have you ever come across a software-requirements document? You may have noticed the following phrase being repeated many times for every single requirement: “The system shall…” Well, instead of those dots, you will see the requirement to be implemented. I used to always think that each requirement has to be preceded by the phrase above. Sometimes I wondered,

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The Differences between User Stories and Software Requirements Specification (SRS) – Interview with Per Lundholm

This is the fourth post in the series in which I have interviewed several Agile experts to reveal the differences between user stories and software requirements and their application to regulated systems (i.e., health IT systems). You can find the previous post in this series here. Today’s interviewee is Per Lundholm, a professional developer since 1980. He

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The Differences between User Stories and Software Requirements Specification (SRS) – Interview with Ron Jeffries

As mentioned in our post The Difference between User Stories and Software Requirements Specification (SRS), we decided to interview some Agile experts on this topic in order to reveal some confusion that may be occurring in the industry. This will be a series of interviews, with one interview presented in each blog post. The interviewee

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The Differences between User Stories and Software Requirements Specification (SRS) – Interview with Christiaan Verwijs

This is the third post in the series in which I have interviewed several Agile experts to reveal the differences between user stories and software requirements and their application to regulated systems (i.e., health IT systems). You can find the previous post of this series here. Today’s interviewee is Christiaan Verwijs. Christiaan is the founder

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