How the Microbiology Lab Can Impact Patient Outcomes Using LEAN, Workflow Redesign, and New Automation

Presented by Alanna Emrick, MLS(ASCP)CMSMCM and Amanda Tijerina, MBA, MT, ASCP

Implementing automation in the microbiology lab successfully requires a team of people. The presentation will discuss some proven processes and provide some tips for completing a Return on Investment analysis. It will also provide experiences to aid in your implementation processes.  

  • Build a successful team to implement automation in the microbiology lab to impact patient outcomes.
  • Integrate automation in to microbiology work flows to enhance antimicrobial stewardship and length of stay.
  • Describe ways to modify current microbiology practices to achieve faster result turn around times.

Continuing Education

  • 1.0 contact hour

Body of Knowledge Learning Domains

  • Business and Clinical Operations

Content Level

  • Essential


  • Free for Professional Plus, Developing Professional, and Student Members
  • $29 for Professional Members
  • $49 for Non-Members

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