Hospital laboratory

Innovations

Pager-Based System Enables Prompt Communication and Acknowledgment of Critical Laboratory Results, Eliminating Thousands of Phone Calls to Physicians 06/24/10

Vanderbilt University Medical Center created a new system, known as ALERTS, for reporting critical laboratory test results to physicians. Instead of providing the data to a nurse or physician over...

Pathology Team Provides Patient-Specific Interpretations of Test Results, Reducing Ordering Errors and Speeding Up Diagnostic Process 12/08/09

Pathologists at Massachusetts General Hospital provide a paragraph of patient-specific analysis as a supplement to traditional reporting of laboratory test results. The paragraph, which takes into...

Laboratory Redesign Improves Staff Productivity, Leading to Reduction or Maintenance of Turnaround Times at Greater Specimen Volumes and Cost Savings 05/19/09

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital redesigned laboratory work processes in their clinical laboratory by centralizing functions into one physical space with open, flexible architecture;...

Hospital Laboratory Redesigns Space, Standardizes Staff Roles and Collection/Processing Systems, Leading to Enhanced Efficiency and Productivity 12/04/08

Marquette General Health System's in-house laboratory reconfigured physical space, redefined job responsibilities, and standardized the collection and processing of specimens. The goal was to...

QualityTools

Laboratory Medicine Best Practices (LMBP™): Tutorials 09/10/13

This set of online tutorials can assist laboratory professionals with the effective design and implementation of quality improvement studies to support the body of evidence needed to justify best practices in laboratory medicine.

The...

National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) 12/17/07

The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) is an initiative of the National Institutes of Health, designed to reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by kidney disease and its complications.

NKDEP aims to raise awareness of the...

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