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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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  • The Value of the Laboratory to a Healthcare System

    The Value of the Laboratory to a Healthcare System

    As a leader, have you thought about how your lab contributes to reducing costs and improving patient outcomes? Or what role your lab plays in the implementation of population health initiatives?

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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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  • AI For the Lab: Transcending "Faster Horse  Syndrome"

    AI For the Lab: Transcending "Faster Horse Syndrome"

    Clinical labs will use artificial intelligence to read pathology slides pixel-by-pixel, and analyze mountains of test data. But they must insist on transparent algorithms to ensure patient safety.

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  • Why Labs Should Control Their Own IT

    Why Labs Should Control Their Own IT

    In a world of integrated hospital information systems, there's a case for the lab to control its own IT destiny.

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  • 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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  • PT/INR Testing: Calibration, Correlation, Concordance

    PT/INR Testing: Calibration, Correlation, Concordance

    Marcia L. Zucker, Ph.D., ZIVD, LLC, discusses why INR monitoring falls short of true standardization.

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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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  • Innovating the Lab on Three Levels

    Innovating the Lab on Three Levels

    To deliver value-based care, clinical labs need more than peak efficiency.

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  • 4 Steps to Drive Change within Your Organization

    4 Steps to Drive Change within Your Organization

    Introducing innovations into healthcare organizations can be challenging. Begin by engaging the right people (at the outset and once the plan is set), creating a narrative, and staying focused.

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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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  • Optimizing Microbiology Lab Operations in the Era of PAMA

    Optimizing Microbiology Lab Operations in the Era of PAMA

    Dr. Glenn George, D.Sc., FACSc, MLS (ASCP)CM provides valuable information about PAMA, its intended purpose, and the specific implications for the microbiology lab.

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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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  • High-Sensitivity Troponin Testing: Reducing Guesswork in Emergency Cardiac Diagnosis

    High-Sensitivity Troponin Testing: Reducing Guesswork in Emergency Cardiac Diagnosis

    Every year, 700,000 people suffer from heart attacks, 15% of whom will die before they receive treatment. High-sensitivity troponin, however, might be a game changer.

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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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  • Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Clinical Care

    Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Clinical Care

    This video highlights how data and growing artificial intelligence capabilities are working to discover new knowledge, deliver individualized, tailored treatment, and head off medical errors.

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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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