Increasing Clinical Effectiveness™ (ICE).
Health care is in the midst of unprecedented change as it moves from a fee-for-service reimbursement model to one that gives or withholds funding based on patient value benchmarks. This “volume to value” shift requires that health care administrators rethink their approach to patient care and the impact of laboratory testing. While cost savings and operational efficiency will always remain important, the laboratory is in a unique position to directly impact many patient outcome initiatives. Patient length of stay, readmission rates, infection prevention, and health care satisfaction are at the top of the list but there are several more areas that involve the laboratory. That is why, in response to these changes, CLMA has launched the Increasing Clinical Effectiveness (ICE) Initiative.
CLMA ICE allows laboratory leaders to share their experiences towards improved patient outcomes in a manner where we can learn from each other and improve health care at the same time. While the project in your facility might seem like “another day in the lab”, it may be a major breakthrough for a different organization. ICE also provides an avenue for your story to be told both verbally and in publication to a wider audience, elevating the impact of laboratory medicine to others.
You do not need to be a PhD scientist to share your story! Just provide the information below and ensure you have measurable positive patient outcomes. It’s that easy!