Leadership

  • 5 Key Traits of an Outstanding Project Manager

    5 Key Traits of an Outstanding Project Manager

    When you embark on a consolidation or standardization project, you put an incredible amount of faith in a project manager.

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  • Why Top-Down Leadership Is Vital to Effective Lab Consolidation

    Why Top-Down Leadership Is Vital to Effective Lab Consolidation

    Strategy. Resources. Goals. Having top-down alignment on these matters isn't just helpful to consolidation— it's imperative. See what aspects of leadership are most essential from the start.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 3 Steps to Transforming the Lab-Doctor Relationship

    3 Steps to Transforming the Lab-Doctor Relationship

    Discover how laboratorians can help physicians better manage their patient’s testing by providing a personalized service beyond the lab.

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  • 4 Steps to Fostering Relationships Outside of the Lab

    4 Steps to Fostering Relationships Outside of the Lab

    As commoditization continues, laboratorians are facing mounting pressure to emphasize their value outside of the lab. In this video, Paula Santrach breaks down the 4 key steps to help laboratorians.

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  • How to Compel the C-Suite with a Strategic ROI

    How to Compel the C-Suite with a Strategic ROI

    It’s critical to emphasize financial ROI when engaging the C-suite, but this metric is not enough on its own. Emphasize strategic ROI to make the case for how your organization can fulfill its goals.

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  • How to Plan for Turnover Before It's Too Late

    How to Plan for Turnover Before It's Too Late

    Clinical labs may not want to think about what will happen when a successful leader leaves or retires. Top lab leaders share advice for preparing the next generation of leaders—before it's too late.

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  • 4 Ways to Prepare Great Laboratorians to Be Great Managers

    4 Ways to Prepare Great Laboratorians to Be Great Managers

    How do labs groom their excellent laboratorians to become great managers? Lab leaders from some of the nation's top clinical institutions identify four key strategies to start executing today.

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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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  • Retaining Your Star Employee . . . Without a Budget

    Retaining Your Star Employee . . . Without a Budget

    Learn seven simple steps lab leaders can take to increase retention and keep star employees engaged.

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  • Managing Tough Conversations: Positive Proactive Solutions

    Managing Tough Conversations: Positive Proactive Solutions

    Karen Hough highlights a simple 3-step process for dealing with the most difficult, and often most important, conversations.

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  • How to Develop a Care Model — and Leverage It in Multiple Ways

    How to Develop a Care Model — and Leverage It in Multiple Ways

    Looking to maximize quality and minimize costs? We’ll show you how to achieve this by developing a care model—and multiply efficiencies by leveraging it in different ways.

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  • Don't Let Your Lab Get Lost in Transition

    Don't Let Your Lab Get Lost in Transition

    Clinical labs may be the last to know when their parent organization is involved in a merger, acquisition or expansion. Here's how to make the case for a seat at the table

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  • Developing a Task Force When Making Decisions about Point of Care

    Developing a Task Force When Making Decisions about Point of Care

    Bob Kaplanis and Kathleen David share best practices for tackling important decisions that require the join

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  • 4 Effective Influence Strategies Every Lab Professional Can Use

    4 Effective Influence Strategies Every Lab Professional Can Use

    Effective influence is key to lab leadership. Here are four ways every lab professional can master the art of influence, no matter your title.

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