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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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  • Proceed with Caution: Heeding the Required Trade-Offs of 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?

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  • How to Extend Standardization Outside the Lab

    How to Extend Standardization Outside the Lab

    Lab standardization is vital to value-based care, but extending it beyond the lab is key to maximizing its impact.

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  • Testing Strategies For Group A Strep – Out With The Old, In With The New?

    Testing Strategies For Group A Strep – Out With The Old, In With The New?

    Gain a better understanding of point-of-care testing options for group A strep.

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  • Lab Standardization: What Is It and What Are Its Benefits?

    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.

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  • The Role of DMTs in Value-based Care

    The Role of DMTs in Value-based Care

    DMTs are poised to make unique contributions within the context of new reimbursement models.

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  • How to Choose the Right Consolidation Strategy for Your Network

    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.

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  • 5 Steps to Successful Lab Consolidation

    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

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  • Why Top-Down Leadership Is Vital to Effective Lab Consolidation

    Why Top-Down Leadership Is Vital to Effective Lab Consolidation

    Strategy. Resources. Goals. Having top-down alignment on these matters isn't just helpful to consolidation— it's imperative. See what aspects of leadership are most essential from the start.

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  • Pre Analytical Errors: An Overview and Approach to Prevention

    Pre Analytical Errors: An Overview and Approach to Prevention

    Joe El-Khoury, Ph.D., DABCC, FAACC, FACB, shares important, applicable information about pre-analytical errors and their effect on laboratory medicine.

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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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  • Building Your Analytics Group: Four Critical Steps

    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.

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  • DMTs – Why Now?

    DMTs – Why Now?

    Current healthcare shifts and evolutions are setting the stage to grow and support the Diagnostic Management Team concept.

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