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Mobile Technology in Critical Value Reporting
October 17, 2016 11:14 AM by Irwin Rothenberg
One of the key areas of laboratory-to-physician communication is the reporting of critical values. Since regulators and accreditation organizations define critical values as abnormal test results that are potentially life-threatening and require a rapid Read More...
IQCP: Bridging QC and QA
May 11, 2016 2:50 PM by Irwin Rothenberg
It appears that there is still some confusion among laboratory personnel in differentiating QC from QA, and that this uncertainty has been compounded by the introduction and implementation of the Individualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP). These are different Read More...
Has Your Customer Service Kept Up?
April 11, 2016 1:06 PM by Irwin Rothenberg
When we discuss all the changes that laboratories have to deal with—from technical and regulatory to evolving views of healthcare delivery and service expectations—we must include how these affect customer service. Customer service is involved in every Read More...
Proficiency Testing Proficiency
December 5, 2013 3:33 PM by Irwin Rothenberg
Proficiency Testing is an important part of any laboratory quality assessment program. It is an external assessment of your staff's performance by facilitating the comparison of your laboratory's test results with other laboratories using the same instruments Read More...
Incentivizing Prevention
July 31, 2013 4:14 PM by Nancy Alers
Incentivizing preventive practices is exactly the principle behind Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and other initiatives forging a new healthcare delivery landscape in the US. But what exactly is an ACO? CMS defines ACOs as a group of doctors, hospitals, Read More...


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