Tag: laboratory design

Louisiana Pathologists ‘Moonlight’ as Consultants

CEO SUMMARY: Few independent pathology groups have developed robust laboratory consulting businesses. But adopting that strategy has brought important benefits to Delta Pathology Group, LLC, of Shreveport, Louisiana. Not only has providing lab consulting services to cash-strapped hospitals led to ongoing lab management contracts, but Delta’s consulting arm, called Pathology Resource Network, is gaining a

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Ascendium Consulting Is New Firm In Lab Market

CEO SUMMARY: Growing numbers of laboratories are taking steps to reengineer work flow, evaluate automation solutions, and improve the operational performance of their laboratory. This is fueling a demand for laboratory consulting services and Ascendium Consulting is this newest healthcare and lab consulting company in this marketplace. It became operational on January 1, 2008, as

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First ISO-Designed Clinical Lab Improves Outcomes, Costs

CEO SUMMARY: In the first 14 months of operation, Kaiser Permanente Northwest’s new automated regional laboratory facility, the nation’s first designed by an ISO-9000-certified lab organization, is yielding big gains in both productivity and outcomes. In its high-volume core lab, productivity more than doubled, while the new laboratory’s average cost-per-test declined by 8.7% during that

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Kaiser Permanente NW Incorporates ISO-9000 In Regional Lab Design

CEO SUMMARY: After achieving its ISO-9000 certification, Kaiser Permanente Northwest’s laboratory division accomplished another distinction. It became the first lab in the nation to use the principles of ISO-9000 to design, build and operate a new, state-of-the-art, automated laboratory facility. The unique workflow designed into this laboratory startles visitors. Not only is this the first

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It’s Modular Automation At Beaumont Hospital Lab

CEO SUMMARY: Many hospital labs are evaluating laboratory automation options. The fastest-growing problem which needs an answer is the shortage of trained medical technologists and technicians. At William Beaumont Hospital’s new laboratory, selective workstation and modular automation solutions were chosen as part of a master plan to reduce overall lab testing costs and minimize labor

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