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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
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.
PT/INR Testing: Calibration, Correlation, Concordance
Marcia L. Zucker, Ph.D., ZIVD, LLC, discusses why INR monitoring falls short of true standardization.
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.
Innovating the Lab on Three Levels
To deliver value-based care, clinical labs need more than peak efficiency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hidden Value of Laboratory Medicine: How to Leverage Laboratory Stewardship to Your Advantage
Jeffrey P. Pearson, MD, shares the tenets of effective laboratory stewardship.
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.
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.
Narrowing Down the Focus of Your DMT
Developing clear-cut goals and objectives can help make your DMT more manageable and effective.
Can (and Should) Non-MD Experts Lead a DMT?
The most effective DMTs incorporate input from MDs, PhDs, pathologists, lab leaders and other departments.
Procalcitonin Testing and Molecular Pathogen Detection: A Value Model
Nam K. Tran, PhD, FACB, shows what it takes to design and implement a successful antimicrobial stewardship program in an acute care hospital setting.
Is It or Isn’t It a DMT?
How to determine whether or not your advisory group meets Diagnostic Management Team criteria
How New Healthcare Players Will Impact Traditional Providers