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Introduction to Laboratory Information Management

  • Richard R. Mahaffey


Information, with its antecedents and all its associated concepts, is the most all-encompassing, most influential force in human existence. The following chapters deal with managing a particular type of information. This information, although scientific for the most part, is really no different from any other form of information. It is collected, stored, and used — with some amount being discarded quickly, some kept for a finite time period, and some retained forever. When we need information that is not available, new technologies are developed to obtain it. To develop the new technologies, more information is needed. This process creates an ever-enlarging information spiral. The more information we have, the more information we need.


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