CEO SUMMARY: Two strong trends in laboratory management can be seen in the College of American Pathologists’ (CAP) move to offer accreditation to ISO 15189:2007. The first trend is the movement toward quality management systems such as Lean and Six Sigma. The second trend is the global convergence of laboratory operations. Also, a growing number
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CEO SUMMARY: Problems at the laboratory of Maryland General Hospital came under scrutiny at a recent Congressional hearing. There was plenty of criticism and embarrassment for several entities which should have detected the problems and reacted to the situation more effectively. Serious questions were asked about how and why so many safeguards failed to detect
CEO SUMMARY: Here’s an exclusive peek into a three-year battle between medical technologists wanting to do the right thing and a laboratory manager—backed by hospital administration—who aggressively stifled well-justified dissent. It is an inside look at one of the most grievous failures of a hospital-based laboratory in several decades. By knowingly reporting unreliable test results,
PROPOSALS TO CAP laboratory tests at no more than six per month for MediCal patients in California alarmed clinical laboratories throughout the state. The California Clinical Laboratory Association (CCLA) took immediate steps to counter the proposals.
“This was a budget issue initiated by state bureaucrats,” stated Michael Arnold, legislative advocate for CCLA. We were very much