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The Ever-Changing Landscape of Laboratory Informatics

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Presented by Dustin R. Bunch, PhD DABCC

Laboratory informatics, as a topic, encapsulates the mundane (software to instrument communication) to the exotic (data science and artificial intelligence). In this presentation we’ll describe the early history of laboratory informatics, review autoverification case studies where medical laboratory professionals played a major role in the implementation, and discuss future projects and the involvement of medical laboratory professionals.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this session, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Explain the history of laboratory informatics and its impact on the field.
  2. Illustrate how laboratory professionals can participate in the evolving state of laboratory informatics.
  3. Develop plans within laboratories to participate in future laboratory informatics changes.
Instruction Level: Basic

ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program.


  • Dustin R. Bunch, PhD DABCC

    Co-Director of Laboratory Informatics and Assistant Director Clinical Chemistry, Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Assistant Professor – Clinical, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University

    Dr. Dustin R. Bunch joined Nationwide Children's Hospital in July 2019. He is currently the Co-Director for Laboratory Informatics and Assistant Director for Clinical Chemistry. In this role, he oversees the laboratory information system and data analytics teams and the biochemical genetics and toxic metals laboratory.

    During his tenure, Dr. Bunch has implemented several improvements to the laboratory through informatics and new test development. These improvements include implementation of autoverification in Core Lab Chemistry and Hematology and deployment of a containerized application pipeline; redevelopment of all mass spectrometry assays including dried blood spot free & total carnitines, acylcarnitines, amino acid panels, and a steroid hormone panel. Recently, Dustin served as Guest Editor for 2 Special Issues on Data Science one in Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Advances in the Clinical Lab (JMSACL) and The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine (JAML). His goals are to create a model laboratory informatics service and a strong biochemical genetics core for the treatment of inborn errors of metabolism.

November 8, 2023
Wed 1:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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