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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.
Is it or isn’t it a DMT?
How to determine whether or not your advisory group meets Diagnostic Management Team criteria
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.
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.
How Prevalent Are Medical Errors?
Find out how DMTs may help your organization reduce medical mistakes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Influenza Testing - Impact of New Testing and New Testing Options
Glen T. Hansen, PhD, FCCM, D(ABMM), Ann Cox, MT (ASCP) and Kendra Schmidt, BS, MT(ASCP) discuss the epidemiology of influenza and the clinical challenges of assessing actual influenza patients.
How to Solve Your C. Difficile Diagnosis Challenges
How a holistic approach to C. difficile management can help hospitals reduce their CDI rates.
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.
Making an Evidence-Based Financial Case for Investment in Lab Quality with CoPQ
More than ever, healthcare service lines need to be strategic in how they pursue opportunities to avoid excessive spending.
Automating Anatomic Pathology