Operational

  • A Better Financial Focus: Operating Margins

    A Better Financial Focus: Operating Margins

    Most people didn't get into healthcare to drive profit, but you can't support better care if you overlook its financial realities. Here's why operating margins matter and how to realign your lab

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  • 3 Reasons Your Healthcare Organization Needs an Analyst Group

    3 Reasons Your Healthcare Organization Needs an Analyst Group

    Your health system is swimming in data and you'll need an an analyst group to make the most of the information.

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  • 4 Different CIO Types and Why They Matter to the Lab

    4 Different CIO Types and Why They Matter to the Lab

    The role that a CIO plays inside a healthcare organization often depends on what operational stage the organization is in.

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  • The Benefits of a Third-Party Consultant to a Lab Consolidation

    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.

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  • How Clinical Labs Can Extend a Hand to Patients

    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.

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  • Take Execution Off the Critical Path

    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.

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  • Divide and Function: How to Best Manage Your Lab Resources

    Divide and Function: How to Best Manage Your Lab Resources

    Clinical labs struggle with how to innovate while accomplishing daily tasks. But by dividing functions and assigning to specific employees, labs can smooth their path to the future.

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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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  • 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 Prevalent Are Medical Errors?

    How Prevalent Are Medical Errors?

    Find out how DMTs may help your organization reduce medical mistakes

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Is Your Organization Over- or Underutilizing Lab Tests?

    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.

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  • Reimagining Workflow Following Lab Consolidation

    Reimagining Workflow Following Lab Consolidation

    Laboratories constantly face mergers and consolidation, which means they are always considering new workflows. James H. Nichols provides core principles to help ensure this process goes smoothly.

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