Operational

  • The Benefits of a Third-Party Consultant to a Lab Consolidation

    The Benefits of a Third-Party Consultant to a Lab Consolidation

    Consolidation presents an extraordinary opportunity to streamline testing. See how a consultant can become an extension of your team to help you strategically align with your C-suite.

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  • How Clinical Labs Can Extend a Hand to Patients

    How Clinical Labs Can Extend a Hand to Patients

    In an era of value-based, prevention-oriented healthcare, clinical labs can help patients manage their chronic diseases, and offer insight into the implications of genomic tests.

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  • Take Execution Off the Critical Path

    Take Execution Off the Critical Path

    When it comes to consolidation, failure is not an option. So how do you ensure success when your staff is already stretched thin? Jeff Myers talks about how to ensure proper execution of your plan.

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  • The Rise of Automation and Its Impact on Lab Efficiency

    The Rise of Automation and Its Impact on Lab Efficiency

    As lab leaders strive to increase the value of the lab and remain competitive, automation is becoming an increasingly appealing option. Here's why.

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  • Narrowing Down the Focus of Your DMT

    Narrowing Down the Focus of Your DMT

    Developing clear-cut goals and objectives can help make your DMT more manageable and effective.

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  • Is It or Isn’t It a DMT?

    Is It or Isn’t It a DMT?

    How to determine whether or not your advisory group meets Diagnostic Management Team criteria

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  • How Prevalent Are Medical Errors?

    How Prevalent Are Medical Errors?

    Find out how DMTs may help your organization reduce medical mistakes

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  • 3 Steps to Overcoming Barriers to Clinical Decision Support

    3 Steps to Overcoming Barriers to Clinical Decision Support

    Clinical decision support too often annoys clinicians more than it helps them. Experts cite three ways that CDS could endear itself to its users and increase its potential to improve patient care.

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  • The Vital Role of Laboratory Medicine in the Delivery of Value-based Community Care

    The Vital Role of Laboratory Medicine in the Delivery of Value-based Community Care

    As a lab leader, regardless of the size of your organization, you have the ability to implement this Clinical Diagnostics Improvement Process and play a bigger role in value-based care today.

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  • Genetic Counselor: The Many Roles That Add Up to Greater Value

    Genetic Counselor: The Many Roles That Add Up to Greater Value

    Health systems need help in dealing with the rapid growth of genetic testing. Genetic counselors, with their many roles, are ideally suited to provide value throughout the cycle of care.

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  • From Customer to Partner: How to Educate Physicians for Widespread Gain

    From Customer to Partner: How to Educate Physicians for Widespread Gain

    Laboratorians hold expert knowledge that physicians often lack. Our lab leaders share strategies for disseminating that knowledge outside the lab and improving the quality of care.

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  • How You Can Ease the Pain of an IT Upgrade

    How You Can Ease the Pain of an IT Upgrade

    New information technology can mean new opportunities for clinical labs, if they stay focused on outcomes and set clear goals.

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  • Leveraging Lab Data to Connect with the C-Suite

    Leveraging Lab Data to Connect with the C-Suite

    To get the attention of the organization's C-suite, labs must show how their data can contribute to data-driven health care.

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  • Is Your Organization Over- or Underutilizing Lab Tests?

    Is Your Organization Over- or Underutilizing Lab Tests?

    How laboratorians and DMTs can help providers determine the right tests to order at the right time.

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  • Reimagining Workflow Following Lab Consolidation

    Reimagining Workflow Following Lab Consolidation

    Laboratories constantly face mergers and consolidation, which means they are always considering new workflows. James H. Nichols provides core principles to help ensure this process goes smoothly.

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  • 2+2=5 How the Lab Can Realize Unseen Benefits from Mergers and Acquisitions

    2+2=5 How the Lab Can Realize Unseen Benefits from Mergers and Acquisitions

    As healthcare consolidation continues, mergers are happening rapidly. This article looks at how cohesive lab integration after consolidation provides value beyond just the sum of its parts.

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  • Celebrating the Role of the POCC

    Celebrating the Role of the POCC

    Point-of-care testing is growing. Our experts discuss the complex role of the point of care coordinator (POCC) and offer advice on finding the right person to fill this role in your laboratory.

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  • Implementing Change Requires the Right Leadership

    Implementing Change Requires the Right Leadership

    Change requires leaders who can keep things on track, help the organization remember why it's shifting, and provide support for staff members who disrupt long-ingrained habits in favor of better ones

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  • 6 Tips for Process Improvement in Your Lab

    6 Tips for Process Improvement in Your Lab

    Process improvement—discovering and applying best practices—has best practices of its own. Top lab leaders give their tips for establishing and managing process improvement teams and procedures.

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  • How to Drive Workforce Development in the Face of New Technology

    How to Drive Workforce Development in the Face of New Technology

    Michael Bennett, Chief of Lab Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, talks about planning ahead to cope with an aging workforce and keep his staff at peak ability and performance.

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