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.
This presentation focuses on the current and future state of recruiting and retaining critical positions in the laboratory. It discusses why employees stay and why they leave with suggestions about how to improve acquiring talent and retaining good employees.
Hospital laboratory outreach programs have existed for many years and are designed to turn unused analytical capacity into additional revenue, leverage the hospital’s community brand and provide continuity of care for patients and providers. Successful outreach programs demonstrate well-coordinated
A thought-leadership of measurable aspects of the clinical lab as the catalyst in healthcare defining and developing clinical strategies with early intervention, prevention and cost avoidance aligned with triple aim, population health and value based healthcare.
MHS GENESIS is the new DoD Electronic Health Record that will support the delivery of healthcare to over 9.6 million beneficiaries. While the contracted cost exceeds 4 billion dollars, associated deployment and sustainment costs will likely well exceed that figure.
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...
Managing your lab safety program is a job that never stops, but how you approach the various tasks has to change in order to prevent “safety stagnation.” Learn tips and tricks for spicing up your safety training and to make the material you’re giving stick so that your lab safety culture continues..
Observations of long lines at the Mayo Clinic Florida lab check-in desk during peak business initiated this project. The long lines can become a burden on patients waiting in line, to traffic passing through as well as those trying to access the elevators.
This course presented by qualified faculty presenters serves as an intensive test prep course addressing all four components of the DLM exam. Topics of review include financial management, operations management, personnel management and quality management.
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...
While this presentation spotlights challenges particularly in Military Medical Treatment Facilities, this presentation is applicable to all facilities seeking efficient operations. Laboratory professionals must employ strategies to successfully implement and maintain a viable POCT program.
The goal of this short topic is to reinforce PT basics, offer troubleshooting guidelines, incorporate PT into a total performance improvement package, and suggest prevention as a proactive approach. It will review appropriate quality control ranges and then determine the acceptability of a range us
With reduced reimbursement Laboratories are under increasing pressure to optimize business practices, improve utilization and cut costs. Business intelligence (BI) is a set of computer-based tools that provide organized, well structured and understandable views of laboratory operational and...
A presentation on the drivers and attributes of successful project management in the healthcare/Laboratory environment. The presentation will illustrate and discuss how project management in healthcare differs from traditional project management activities.
The healthcare system that will emerge and succeed will not necessarily be based on ACO's, medical homes, or any other nationally-directed idea, but it will be one that understands how to include, empower, motivate, and inspire the people who are the organization, as well as deal happily with the...
As reimbursement models shift from a “fee for service” model to a value-based bundled payment model, it will be essential that the clinical laboratory demonstrate its positive impact on the cost efficiency and clinical effectiveness of the healthsystem(s) it serves.
This session will help attendees identify whether their existing business, testing and operational processes are adequate to support the needs of their outreach program, and to create an action plan to evaluate, enhance and improve upon their current state.
This presentation describes how the physician report cards achieved and maintained decrease in routine ordering of common tests (comprehensive metabolic profile, TSH and complete blood counts) for 11 years in a regional, 17 clinic, and outpatient family practice network.
What are you doing to transition your lab from “volume to value”? Can you afford to spend up to 5 years like some early adopters who started this transition years ago, e.g. Mayo, Cleveland Clinic, Henry Ford, Kaiser, TriCore, and some others? If you don’t have a plan or are not actively developing