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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.
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.
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 ?
With inpatient admissions declining, is it time for hospital and health system labs to make more intentional moves into the community?
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?
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.
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
How the role of today's CIO has evolved in the lab and throughout healthcare organizations.
Cloud adoption keeps expanding in healthcare, but a lack of talent, security concerns, and other obstacles remain.
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?
Organizations intent on either outsourcing or consolidating laboratory services should consider the pros and cons of each.
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.
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.
When you embark on a consolidation or standardization project, you put an incredible amount of faith in a project manager.
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.
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?
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.
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.
See how Barbara Goldsmith and other LabLeaders rely on collaboration to drive standardization.
Standardization has its benefits, but it requires painful trade-offs. What are they and how do you evaluate them?