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  • PT/INR Testing: Calibration, Correlation, Concordance

    PT/INR Testing: Calibration, Correlation, Concordance

    Marcia L. Zucker, Ph.D., ZIVD, LLC, discusses why INR monitoring falls short of true standardization.

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  • 4 Different CIO Types and Why They Matter to the Lab

    4 Different CIO Types and Why They Matter to the Lab

    The role that a CIO plays inside a healthcare organization often depends on what operational stage the organization is in.

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  • Innovating the Lab on Three Levels

    Innovating the Lab on Three Levels

    To deliver value-based care, clinical labs need more than peak efficiency.

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  • 4 Steps to Drive Change Within Your Organization

    4 Steps to Drive Change Within Your Organization

    Introducing innovations into healthcare organizations can be challenging. Begin by engaging the right people (at the outset and once the plan is set), creating a narrative, and staying focused.

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  • 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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  • Optimizing Microbiology Lab Operations in the Era of PAMA

    Optimizing Microbiology Lab Operations in the Era of PAMA

    Dr. Glenn George, D.Sc., FACSc, MLS (ASCP)CM provides valuable information about PAMA, its intended purpose, and the specific implications for the microbiology lab.

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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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  • High-Sensitivity Troponin Testing: Reducing Guesswork In Emergency Cardiac Diagnosis

    High-Sensitivity Troponin Testing: Reducing Guesswork In Emergency Cardiac Diagnosis

    Every year, 700,000 people suffer from heart attacks, 15% of whom will die before they receive treatment. High-sensitivity troponin, however, might be a game changer.

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  • The Hidden Value of Laboratory Medicine: How to Leverage Laboratory Stewardship to Your Advantage

    The Hidden Value of Laboratory Medicine: How to Leverage Laboratory Stewardship to Your Advantage

    Jeffrey P. Pearson, MD, shares the tenets of effective laboratory stewardship.

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  • Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Clinical Care

    Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Clinical Care

    This video highlights how data and growing artificial intelligence capabilities are working to discover new knowledge, deliver individualized, tailored treatment, and head off medical errors.

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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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  • Can (and Should) Non-MD Experts Lead a DMT?

    Can (and Should) Non-MD Experts Lead a DMT?

    The most effective DMTs incorporate input from MDs, PhDs, pathologists, lab leaders and other departments.

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  • Procalcitonin Testing and Molecular Pathogen Detection: A Value Model

    Procalcitonin Testing and Molecular Pathogen Detection: A Value Model

    Nam K. Tran, PhD, FACB, shows what it takes to design and implement a successful antimicrobial stewardship program in an acute care hospital setting.

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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 New Healthcare Players Will Impact Traditional Providers

    How New Healthcare Players Will Impact Traditional Providers

    New mergers and joint ventures are blurring the lines between employers, insurers, providers, and retailers. Top lab leaders discuss the implications for traditional providers.

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  • Tough Love: How Actively Managing Your Customers Can Make Them (and You) Happier

    Tough Love: How Actively Managing Your Customers Can Make Them (and You) Happier

    Dr. Brian R. Jackson shares examples from other industries that help illustrate how a tough-love approach can help you earn and build better doctor relationships.

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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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