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