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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?
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?
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.
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
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.
The Rise of the Cloud
Cloud adoption keeps expanding in healthcare, but a lack of talent, security concerns, and other obstacles remain.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Realizing Standardization Through Collaboration
See how Barbara Goldsmith and other LabLeaders rely on collaboration to drive 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?
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.
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.
Lab Standardization: What Is It and What Are Its Benefits?