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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Implementing Total Laboratory Automation: The Difficulties and Rewards

    Implementing Total Laboratory Automation: The Difficulties and Rewards

    Lt. Col. David Sartori, PhD, shares his journey and experiences with you regarding the implementation of a total laboratory automation project.

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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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  • Increasing STI Screening Coverage by Focusing on the End Users: Clinicians and Patients

    Increasing STI Screening Coverage by Focusing on the End Users: Clinicians and Patients

    Understand the critical need to provide STI services in the context of HIV care and prevention by elevating the laboratory to change the clinical paradigm and reduce stigma through education.

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  • 4 Ways the Lab Can Bridge the Gap for Multidisciplinary Integration

    4 Ways the Lab Can Bridge the Gap for Multidisciplinary Integration

    Lab leaders from some of the nation's most respected health systems describe how their operations work with clinicians and IT to become integral members of the care team.

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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 Your Organization's Strategic Plan To Raise the Profile Of Your  Lab

    Leveraging Your Organization's Strategic Plan To Raise the Profile Of Your Lab

    Understanding what is in your organization's strategic plan can help your lab team focus its efforts and deliver value in the best way. Here's how to tie your initiatives to the plan.

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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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