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CRI Lab Quality Advisor

Building Effective Educational Outreach
September 21, 2016 2:57 PM by Irwin Rothenberg
In a medical office setting, the general office staff is often part of the de facto laboratory operation due to their responsibilities related to initially seeing and communicating with patients. This includes the intake and update of patient information, Read More...
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Millennials Redefine Quality
August 31, 2016 4:23 PM by Irwin Rothenberg
The impact of Millennials’ interpretations and expectations of quality service from the healthcare profession in general—and laboratories in particular—continues to grow with each passing year. Now the largest generation demographically, Millennials are Read More...
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Laboratories Lead the Fight Against Zika
March 18, 2016 10:49 AM by Irwin Rothenberg
We are rapidly approaching Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, ( MLPW ), the annual celebration of the medical laboratory profession, and those who play such a vital role in the delivery of quality healthcare. It has been celebrated annually since Read More...
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Do You Speak IT? (Part 2)
January 11, 2016 11:35 AM by Irwin Rothenberg
Today, we continue with our discussion of commonly misused terms in healthcare information technology (IT). The recent and rapid development of this technology, as well as the evolving applications of these same terms, opens up the possibility of misinterpreted Read More...
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Controlling Specimen Identification Errors: A Quiz
October 26, 2015 10:55 AM by Irwin Rothenberg
It is a well-known fact by now that most laboratory errors occur in the pre- and post-analytic phases of testing and that these errors can have a significant impact on patient care. Often, these activities do not occur within the physical confines of Read More...
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Laboratory Testing: Reflecting Our Changing Society
September 18, 2015 5:54 PM by Irwin Rothenberg
As laboratory professionals, our focus on quality begins by looking inward at our operational processes -- from specimen collection to result reporting. But the application of this work is then externalized, sent to the ordering physicians and applied Read More...
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Different Shifts, Different Worlds -- Part I: Consistency Between Shifts
October 20, 2014 11:38 AM by Irwin Rothenberg
Have you noticed that when you work a different shift, it almost feels like you are working in a different lab? Whether we compare day/evening, evening/night or night/day interfaces, we often have different priorities, different responsibilities and different Read More...
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The Error-Prone Zone
July 28, 2014 11:55 AM by Irwin Rothenberg
By Irwin Rothenberg and Nancy Alers In recent years, the concept of quality monitoring for laboratory testing has broadened beyond quality control focused on the analytic phase, to encompass the entire spectrum of the testing process from the physician's Read More...
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