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Why Bringing in the Right People at the Right Time Is Essential
Delivering the right test, to the right patient, at the right time, requires putting the right team in plac...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Narrowing Down the Focus of Your DMT
Developing clear-cut goals and objectives can help make your DMT more manageable and effective.
Can (and Should) Non-MD Experts Lead a DMT?
The most effective DMTs incorporate input from MDs, PhDs, pathologists, lab leaders and other departments.
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