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Henry Ford Health System Laboratory Division Combines Lean with ISO 15189

CEO SUMMARY: As healthcare transitions away from fee-for-service payment and adopts new models of reimbursement, every clinical lab will need to deliver more value with its lab testing services. At Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, the laboratory division has blazed a path of improving…

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RFID Lab Inventory System Saves $465K in First Year – June 1, 2015

CEO SUMMARY: Seeking ways to automate every aspect of work flow, the clinical laboratory at St. Francis Health System in Tulsa, Oklahoma, implemented a unique automated laboratory …

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August 24, 2015 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

California is always in the forefront of states doing innovative things. It announced a public-private effort to develop a clinical laboratory assay that “will enable detection of all known pathogens with a single DNA sequencing test, to diagnose acute infections in hospitalized patients.” Fundin…

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RFID Lab Inventory System Saves $465K in First Year

CEO SUMMARY: Seeking ways to automate every aspect of work flow, the clinical laboratory at St. Francis Health System in Tulsa, Oklahoma, implemented a unique automated laboratory inventory management system that utilizes RFID. In the first four months, the system helped the hosp…

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Gearing Up the Laboratory to Exceed Expectations of External Customers

CEO SUMMARY: This is the third installment of THE DARK REPORT’S description of the Laboratory Value Pyramid. It describes “Level Three: Deliver Value that Exceeds Expectations.” This is the level where the laboratory organization now shifts its emphasis from internal operation of…

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NorDx CEO Shares Five Rules Critical to every Lab’s Success

CEO SUMMARY: To meet the financial challenges of healthcare today, clinical labs and pathology groups can follow the five classic lab rules of success. However, as noted by Stan Schofield, CEO of NorDx Laboratories in Scarborough, Maine, the “old school” methods need …

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Clinical Labs Spending Money in New Ways

CEO SUMMARY: In response to the many changes now unfolding in the U.S. healthcare system, labs are investing their scarce capital in different ways. Five trends in lab spending can be identified. They range from expanding the informatics capabilities of a lab organization to acquiring the…

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Lab Conserves Blood When Drawing Patients

CEO SUMMARY: New attention on both the risks associated with blood transfusions and the cost of blood products is triggering action by the nation’s hospitals. At the 719-bed Rhode Island Hospital, the laboratory is on the front line of the hospital’s blood management initiative. One c…

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Molecular Diagnostics: How Beaumont Built A Successful Program

CEO SUMMARY: It was about 15 years ago when William Beaumont Hospital and Beaumont Reference Laboratories first began offering molecular diagnostic testing services to clinicians. This successful effort came about because of effective strategic planning, use of consulting expertise at key…

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Baltimore Hospital Lab Problems Put Spotlight On CAP Inspections

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 fai…

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