Clinical Lab 2.0: What is it? How Does This Translate into Laboratory Management and Leadership?

Presented by James M. Crawford, MD, PhD with Panelists Joseph Vassalotti, MD; Philip Chen, MD, PhD

The paradigm of American health care is shifting from volume-based payment systems to value-based payment – based on better patient outcomes and cost-effective delivery of healthcare. Several leading health systems are moving to leverage the massive real-time data emanating from their in-system laboratory services to drive better patient outcomes on a more cost-effective basis, close gaps-in-care, and improve revenue cycle and value-based payments at the system level. With risk accountability increasingly shared across the health care continuum, the integrative real-time data of Laboratory services becomes a “core competency” of highly functioning integrated health systems. The “Clinical Lab 2.0” concept seizes upon this notion, with the premise that laboratory leadership is a critical step to maximize both the clinical and economic value of laboratory diagnostics. Building the evidence base for such valuation, both at the national level and more importantly, within each local health system, is the clarion call of the Clinical Lab 2.0 movement. In this session, Clinical Lab 2.0 will be discussed and examples will be given of how clinical laboratories can deliver on these value statements at the levels of local and regional health care systems.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize how the laboratory leadership and intervention can improve patient care at the population level
  • Recognize how laboratory data can drive better health system quality ratings and economic performance under value-based payments systems
  • Identify opportunities within your own health system for value realization, by identifying target-rich areas that support system strategies for improving quality and cost-efficiency of health care

Continuing Education

  • 1.0 Contact Hour

Body of Knowledge Learning Domains

  • Governance and Organizational Dynamics
  • Business and Clinical Operations

Content Level

  • Essential


  • $29 for Members
  • $49 for Non-Members