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  • To Find the Right Solution, Focus on Understanding the Problem

    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.

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  • 3 Macro Trends Shaping Healthcare: Can Academic Institutions Compete?

    3 Macro Trends Shaping Healthcare: Can Academic Institutions Compete?

    Academic medical centers face three “Cs" that spell heavy seas for their ability to compete and remain financially healthy: consolidation, consumerism, and cost pressure.

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  • How to Ensure That IT Is Supporting Your Consolidation—Not Holding It Back

    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.

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  • How Can Telehealth Help Labs Expand their Mission?

    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 ?

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  • Should Labs Provide More Community-based Testing?

    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?

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  • ACOs and the Lab:  Threat or Opportunity?

    ACOs and the Lab: Threat or Opportunity?

    Where do hospital and health system labs fit into the world of accountable care? Can they add enough value to keep their functions from being outsourced to reduce overhead?

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  • Selling the C-Suite to Support Your hsTnT Initiative

    Selling the C-Suite to Support Your hsTnT Initiative

    Because high-sensitivity troponin T (hsTnT) is such a disruptive assay, impacting workflow and clinical practice enterprise-wide, it's important that the C-suite supports its implementation.

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  • On Point: Give Your POC Coordinator What They Need to Succeed

    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

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  • Learn How to Stay on the Radar of a CIO

    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.

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  • The Rise of the Cloud

    The Rise of the Cloud

    Cloud adoption keeps expanding in healthcare, but a lack of talent, security concerns, and other obstacles remain.

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  • Today's Pressures and New Technology: The Present Future of the Molecular Lab

    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?

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  • Consolidate or Outsource:  Which Approach Is Right For Your Lab?

    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.

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  • 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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  • 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 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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