Yes, Virginia, There is a 70% (and More!)

Track: Leadership & Laboratory Management

Session Number: 103
Date: Mon, Apr 1st, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Grapevine 1-2

Description:

A Condensed version of this presentation is also being offered at KnowledgeLab 2019.

Laboratory managers are routinely challenged to defend the contributions made by their laboratory to health care. Not infrequently, those efforts resort to sound bites in order to capture the attention of an audience.  One of these is the statement that laboratory tests contribute to 70% of critical clinical decisions.  This author’s published reference to that numerical representation has been quoted and questioned broadly for over two decades.  The presentation will provide definitive proof of this enigmatic statement and expand to a discussion of successful strategies to support the value of the laboratory.

Session Type: Breakout Session

Body of Knowledge Domains: Financial Management, Strategic Planning and Marketing
Content Level: Essential
Learning Objective 1: Demonstrate the contribution all test results make to patient care
Learning Objective 2: Communicate the value of the laboratory to the leadership team
Learning Objective 3: Justify the financial viability of quality and service
Session Type: Breakout Session

Body of Knowledge Domains: Financial Management, Strategic Planning and Marketing
Content Level: Essential
Learning Objective 1: Demonstrate the contribution all test results make to patient care
Learning Objective 2: Communicate the value of the laboratory to the leadership team
Learning Objective 3: Justify the financial viability of quality and service