CEO SUMMARY: Before a redesign of phlebotomy workflow at Marshfield Clinic, patients might wait as long as an hour, particularly before noon when phlebotomists would see 75% of each day’s patients. After the redesign, the number of draw sites was reduced from five to two while handling an increase in daily patient volume from 700 to 855. Patient wait times fell
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CEO SUMMARY: As new diagnostic technologies move through the development pipeline and into widespread clinical use, the scientific knowledge and skill sets needed by laboratory staff and management will change. The emphasis in laboratory medicine will evolve to include more molecular technology, but this evolution will proceed incrementally, giving all laboratories time to adapt.
CEO SUMMARY: Here’s our current list of macro trends that affect clinical laboratories, updated from the last list in January 2000. One bold prediction is that Medicare, as we know it, is on the verge of a major meltdown. Employers and consumers are also new forces to be reckoned with by healthcare providers. Factors other
CEO SUMMARY: Fairview-University Medical Center’s laboratory may be the nation’s first academic center laboratory to deploy Six Sigma and Lean management systems. Administration expects Six Sigma to accelerate the rate at which improvements in quality and productivity can be realized. The laboratory’s first black belt candidate is in training and enthusiasm is building among the