Operational

  • Informaticist or Informatician? However You Say It, Your Lab Needs One

    Informaticist or Informatician? However You Say It, Your Lab Needs One

    Healthcare organizations have loads of data, but what they really need is knowledge. One person who can help find the way is an informatician, sometimes referred to as an informaticist.

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  • How to Accurately Forecast Testing Needs

    How to Accurately Forecast Testing Needs

    Successful consolidation depends on making the right assumptions on test volumes and where care will ultimately be delivered. One expert discusses what must be answered for future laboratory design.

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  • Why Your Lab Should Be Playing the Long Game

    Why Your Lab Should Be Playing the Long Game

    What does it mean for a lab to play the long game? Labs must prove their value every day, by helping their customers assess how to use their services most effectively.

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  • Core Lab: Build New Offsite or Renovate the Current?

    Core Lab: Build New Offsite or Renovate the Current?

    There are many considerations to keep in mind when determining the most efficient and effective design for a core lab. Does it make more sense to build a new facility? Or is it better to renovate?

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  • Short-Term Investment for Long-Term Gain

    Short-Term Investment for Long-Term Gain

    Where should clinical labs invest their limited money to best position themselves for the future? Expand services, improve communication, provide value, and expect the unexpected.

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  • Benchmarking Your Lab Performance the Right Way

    Benchmarking Your Lab Performance the Right Way

    Myra Wilkerson shares her first-hand experience on what metrics to focus on and how to find the right partner to help you do it.

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  • Realizing Standardization Through Collaboration

    Realizing Standardization Through Collaboration

    See how Barbara Goldsmith and other LabLeaders rely on collaboration to drive standardization.

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  • Proceed with Caution: Heeding the Required Trade-Offs of Standardization

    Proceed with Caution: Heeding the Required Trade-Offs of Standardization

    Standardization has its benefits, but it requires painful trade-offs. What are they and how do you evaluate them?

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  • Lab Standardization: What Is It and What Are Its Benefits?

    Lab Standardization: What Is It and What Are Its Benefits?

    Lab standardization can mean different things to different people. Here's a look at what standardization entails—and some of the many benefits it creates.

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  • The Role of DMTs in Value-based Care

    The Role of DMTs in Value-based Care

    DMTs are poised to make unique contributions within the context of new reimbursement models.

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  • How to Choose the Right Consolidation Strategy for Your Network

    How to Choose the Right Consolidation Strategy for Your Network

    Consolidation is not a one-size-fits-all solution. For different types of institutions and labs, the definition of consolidation—as to how it's implemented—varies dramatically.

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  • 5 Steps to Successful Lab Consolidation

    5 Steps to Successful Lab Consolidation

    With the complexity of consolidation, a positive outcome hinges on a purposeful approach. We'll show you how to engage effectively, from baselining your operations to determining your service offering

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  • Building Your Analytics Group: Four Critical Steps

    Building Your Analytics Group: Four Critical Steps

    Healthcare organizations depend increasingly on data analysts to mine their data and provide strategic direction. Some tips from the Mayo Clinic on building and using an enterprise analyst group.

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  • How to Reframe Your Value to the C-Suite

    How to Reframe Your Value to the C-Suite

    If you're embarking on consolidation simply to save costs, you may be heading down the same collision course as many labs before.

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  • Time to Get Ahead of POC Testing

    Time to Get Ahead of POC Testing

    Many laboratories have been reactionary to point-of-care testing. Here, Nam Tran, of UC Davis Health System, explains why it's important to take a future-focused approach and embrace POCT.

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  • Change Management: De-Siloing Molecular Testing and Gaining Top-to-Bottom Support

    Change Management: De-Siloing Molecular Testing and Gaining Top-to-Bottom Support

    For lab leaders, financial silos can be a growing barrier to success. Here, our lab leaders discuss how to fuel change from the bottom-up and secure administrative support.

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  • Pick Your Place: How to Choose the Best Site for Testing

    Pick Your Place: How to Choose the Best Site for Testing

    What diagnostic tests should be performed where? Our laboratory experts weigh in.

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  • POC Testing Standardization: Key Steps and Benefits

    POC Testing Standardization: Key Steps and Benefits

    Standardizing point-of-care testing can be difficult for any healthcare organization. What steps should you take to standardize your testing, and what benefits should you expect to see as a result?

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  • Tips to Keep Healthcare Data Secure

    Tips to Keep Healthcare Data Secure

    Learn how to make your healthcare company less vulnerable to a security breach.

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  • How to Refine Your Organizational Structure to Secure Consolidation Success

    How to Refine Your Organizational Structure to Secure Consolidation Success

    Put the right experts in the right places—both inside and outside the lab—to make sure your vision doesn't crumble in execution.

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