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Last in a Series - Next Generation ELN Requirement #7: KM strategy must transcend five functional areas: Docman, sample management, test requests, record keeping, and seamless data integration

Posted by Michael Price on Aug 20, 2013 8:00:00 AM

It has already been discussed that the KineMatik ELN is built upon Content Server, an Enterprise Information Management system. This means that the ELN also contains an enterprise class document management system. Some of the features of document management probably don’t mean much for most end users, but it is important, especially in the more regulated environments (QA/QC, manufacturing etc.) as the user can link to a specific approved version of a protocol. Thus if a protocol is updated, the Experimental reference still points to the version that was used for the experiment, maintaining the experimental integrity.

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Topics: ELN, ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, Electronic Lab Notebook for Manufacturing, Good Laboratory Practice, integration with other laboratory informatics syst, Manufacturing, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, enhanced productivity, eNovator, electronic document management, increased productivity, ECM, edms, Knowledge Management, integration, history, Records Management, Good Laboratory Practices, SAP, SOP, Docman, sample management, test requests, record keeping, seamless data integration, LIMS

Fourth in a Series - Next Generation ELN Requirement #4: There needs to be a pro-active mechanism that notifies users on topics of interest as they are added to the repository

Posted by Michael Price on Aug 9, 2013 8:00:00 AM

Another long standing feature in the KineMatik ELN, a user can create a spider query based on a topic of interest, called a “Prospector”.  The user defines simple parameters, similar to the search capabilities defined above and others such as a date range for when the prospect is active, as the search criteria. If a Prospector identifies information that matches the user’s search criteria, provided the user has the appropriate permissions to that item, it then adds the corresponding item to a result list where it can be accessed.  Working with Prospectors also involves organizing and deleting results. When creating a Prospector, the user can also set its result list options, which include the number of results displayed and the order in which the results are listed, based on closest match and/or ranking.  The user can also choose whether the ELN shows or hides summaries of the resulting list items. Notifications can also be created that emails the requesting user each time the result list is updated.

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Topics: ELN, ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, enhanced productivity, Content Server, eNovator, electronic document management, increased productivity, ECM, edms, Knowledge Management, integration, spider, prospector, query recognition

Third in a Series - Next Generation ELN Requirement #3: File interchange formats need to be standardized for the exchange of knowledge, information & data that are completely independent of vendors &

Posted by Michael Price on Aug 5, 2013 8:00:00 AM

KineMatik strongly believes in adoption of open standards, and as such will work within the framework of any reputable group whose mission is to define standards for data interchange with ELNs.  The KineMatik ELN currently supports the XML (Extensible Markup Language) for data export/import and communication with any 3rd party system that supports the XML standard.

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Topics: ELN, ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, enhanced productivity, Content Server, eNovator, electronic document management, increased productivity, ECM, edms, Knowledge Management, XML, file interchange, integration

Second in a Series - Next Generation ELN Requirement #2: Full text search, keyword search & project search need to be available as options in the ELN's search engine

Posted by Michael Price on Aug 1, 2013 8:00:00 AM

All three search options mentioned during the conference have always been available in the  KineMatik ELN:

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Topics: ELN, ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, Content Server, electronic document management, ECM, edms, Knowledge Management, searching

First in a Series - Next Generation ELN Requirement #1: ELNs need to incorporate a Knowledge Management (KM) strategy

Posted by Michael Price on Jul 29, 2013 8:00:00 AM

KineMatik has already adopted this philosophy by building our ELN on the foundation of OpenText Content Server, a Knowledge Management application.  Content Server contains a functionality that addresses the common requirements for Knowledge Management, and indeed is currently being branded as an Enterprise Information Management system, as it extends beyond simple knowledge management.    OpenText Content Server is a comprehensive platform that allows for knowledge management through searching, classifying, navigation and collecting all corporate knowledge in a single, secure, Web-based repository.

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Topics: ELN, ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, enhanced productivity, Content Server, eNovator, electronic document management

6 Advantages of an EDMS for Medical Device Companies

Posted by Katherine Austin on Jul 22, 2013 3:49:00 PM

Top 6 Advantages of an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) for Medical Device and Diagnostic Companies (Final - Part 6, Document Management Series)

As a company expands or a product moves from early R&D toward regulatory approval, the number of documents required seems to expand exponentially. This week’s post on the advantages of electronic document management systems (EDMS) versus paper is the sixth and final in a series based on an interview I did with Frances Kennedy, MBA, owner and principal consultant for P7 Management Consulting. These posts are focused around:

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Topics: ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Electronic Lab Notebook, Quality Management System, Regulatory, QMS, Enterprise Document Management, ECM, SOP, standard operating procedure

Top 6 Ways to Avoid EDMS Problems, for Medical Device and Diagnostic Companies

Posted by Katherine Austin on Apr 16, 2013 7:00:00 AM

Top 6 Ways to Avoid Problems When Implementing an EDMS, for Medical Device and Diagnostic Companies (Part 4, Document Management Series)

As a company expands or a product moves from early R&D toward regulatory approval, the number of documents required seems to expand exponentially. What’s the best way to manage it all? And where should you watch out for trouble? This week’s post on potential problems with implementing an electronic document management system (EDMS) is the fourth in a series based on an interview I did with Frances Kennedy, MBA, owner and principal consultant for P7 Management Consulting. These posts are focused around:

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Topics: ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, R&D, Quality Management System, Regulatory, QMS, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, FDA Regulations, Regulatory approval

Top 5 Essential Software Tools for Medical Device and Diagnostic Companies

Posted by Katherine Austin on Apr 4, 2013 7:00:00 AM

Top 5 Essential Software Tools for Medical Device and Diagnostic Companies (Part 3, Document Management Series)

As a company expands or a product moves from early R&D toward regulatory approval, the number of documents required seems to expand exponentially. What’s the best way to manage it all? And where’s the best place to start, if your company has limited resources? This week’s post on essential software tools is the third in a series on electronic document management, based on an interview I did with Frances Kennedy, MBA, owner and principal consultant for P7 Management Consulting. These issues are focused around:

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Topics: Electronic Lab Notebook, R&D, Diagnostics, Quality Management System, Regulatory, QMS, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, FDA Regulations, Regulatory approval, Medical Devices, In Vitro Diagnostics, CE Mark

Best Practices for Choosing an EDMS for Medical Device and Diagnostic Companies

Posted by Katherine Austin on Apr 2, 2013 7:00:00 AM

Best Practices for Choosing an Electronic Document Management System, or EDMS, for Medical Device and Diagnostic Companies (Part 2, Document Management Series)

Beginning with my last post and continuing for the next few weeks, I’ll be discussing a number of document-management issues with Frances Kennedy, MBA, owner and principal consultant for P7 Management Consulting. These issue are focused around:

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Topics: ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, R&D, Diagnostics, Quality Management System, QMS, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, Content Server, eNovator, Medical Devices, In Vitro Diagnostics, ECM, Records Management

Document Management Challenges for Medical Device and Diagnostic Companies

Posted by Katherine Austin on Mar 21, 2013 7:00:00 AM

Document Management for Medical Device and Diagnostic Companies (Part 1): Solving Challenges, Now and in the Future

This week and for the next several weeks, I’ll be presenting excerpts from an interview I did with Frances Kennedy, MBA, PMP, on:

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Topics: ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, R&D, Research, Diagnostics, Quality Management System, Regulatory, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, FDA Regulations, enhanced productivity, Content Server, eNovator, Medical Devices, In Vitro Diagnostics, FDA, increased productivity, ECM, Records Management, ELN Blog, CE Mark

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