Test Utilization Management An Update from the Trenches

The session will describe the experiences of a major pediatric teaching hospital in creating and implementing a strategy for laboratory test utilization management, including the use of active test order review by a genetic counselor, real-time best practice alerts, test cost guidance, the use of a formulary approach under the guidance of a special medical staff committee, and more. The primary focus will be upon the use of real-life examples, to provide attendees with specific guidance on proven strategies that can help them to better manage their test utilization and costs.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the approach necessary to establish an effective test utilization management process.
  • Understand and gain insight into real-life, relevant examples of test utilization management that can be applied for use elsewhere.
  • Demonstrate the benefits and importance of implementing test utilization management tools as part of an effective overall resource stewardship strategy.

Continuing Education
1.0 Continuing Education Unit

Body of Knowledge Learning Domains

  • Business and Clinical Operations

Content Level

  • Advanced


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  • $49 for Non-Members

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