Maximizing the Value of Your Data
Laboratories have access to a substantial amount of valuable data. Learn how to get the most out of yours.
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To Find the Right Solution, Focus on Understanding the Problem
In the era of big data, finding maximum value means asking the right questions. Here's how the Mayo Clinic analytics team works with end users to find out what they really need to know.
How to Ensure That IT Is Supporting Your Consolidation—Not Holding It Back
The IT department is vital to any consolidation, but it can't be driving the process. Here's how and where IT can help your consolidation project—and the big IT pitfalls you should try to avoid.
How Can Telehealth Help Labs Expand their Mission?
Telehealth is growing rapidly, but its stars are primary care providers and specialists. Can telepathology help get the lab “out of the lab" and connect with patients to expand its mission ?
Should Labs Provide More Community-based Testing?
With inpatient admissions declining, is it time for hospital and health system labs to make more intentional moves into the community?
On Point: Give Your POC Coordinator What They Need to Succeed
Barbara Goldsmith, PhD, FACB, Chair of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Biotechnology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, discusses how to handle point-of-care (POC) testing
Learn How to Stay on the Radar of a CIO
How the role of today's CIO has evolved in the lab and throughout healthcare organizations.
The Rise of the Cloud
Cloud adoption keeps expanding in healthcare, but a lack of talent, security concerns, and other obstacles remain.
Today's Pressures and New Technology: The Present Future of the Molecular Lab
The molecular lab is under tremendous financial and workforce pressure—pressure that will shape the future of the lab. What role will technology play, and how can LabLeaders adapt?
Consolidate or Outsource: Which Approach Is Right For Your Lab?
Organizations intent on either outsourcing or consolidating laboratory services should consider the pros and cons of each.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Realizing Standardization Through Collaboration
See how Barbara Goldsmith and other LabLeaders rely on collaboration to drive 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?
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.
The Role of DMTs in Value-based Care
DMTs are poised to make unique contributions within the context of new reimbursement models.
How to Choose the Right Consolidation Strategy for Your Network