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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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Value-Based Mobile Technology
June 22, 2016 2:21 PM by Irwin Rothenberg
Two powerful forces have converged to change the practice of laboratory medicine in ways never imagined a generation ago. These twin forces are the movement to value-based healthcare from the fee-for-service model and the rapid development of mobile technology, 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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Cyber Insecurity
January 29, 2016 11:42 AM by Irwin Rothenberg
Last September, the FBI issued a warning that devices and objects that connect to the internet to send and receive data are vulnerable to cyber-attack. While this warning referenced many popular lifestyle devices such as smart phones and wearable fitness 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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Do You Speak IT? (Part 1)
December 21, 2015 10:44 AM by Irwin Rothenberg
I recently read an interesting article 1 in Health IT and CIO Review that discussed commonly misused IT terms in the healthcare profession. The fact that these terms are misused so frequently is not solely due to misunderstanding or unfamiliarity; it 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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Adding New Staff to an Old Team
October 6, 2015 8:00 AM by Irwin Rothenberg
Sometimes, you have the good fortune to find qualified staff within a short time to replace those who have left, minimizing the disruption to your daily routine. More often than not, it takes a while to find the “right” person for your lab. In the meantime, 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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