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  • Mobile Technology in Critical Value Reporting

    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 response from caregivers, any steps taken to improve this process impacts the quality of ...
    Posted to CRI Lab Quality Advisor (Weblog) on October 17, 2016
  • What’s in it for Me?

    Lately, there has been a lot of talk about the importance of professional organizations on lab social media pages in response to CMS saying that nurses can perform high complexity tests. It seems to me that there is a lot of confusion about how professional organizations work. People are concerned that nurses will always out lobby us on issues ...
    Posted to New to the Lab (Weblog) on August 24, 2016
  • Has Your Customer Service Kept Up?

    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 phase of the laboratory operation; it is the face of the laboratory and, thus, reflects ...
    Posted to CRI Lab Quality Advisor (Weblog) on April 11, 2016
  • CMS Reconsiders Reimbursement Cap

    Across the country, laboratories and laboratory professionals have been bracing themselves for substantial cuts to Medicare reimbursements planned to move forward in the coming year. According to a press release from ASCP, the proposed cuts would have limited reimbursements for some laboratory tests by up to 80 percent, reducing total revenue ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Discourse: Lab (Weblog) on December 19, 2013
  • Tweets of the Week (4.4.13)

    New tweet list! Social media and security, quality care for less money (is it possible?), and why bad perfomers are happier. Get daily tweets by following us @ExecInsight. Huntington Hospital Big data initiative seeks to make a searchable cancer care database of 100s of 1,000s of cancer patients for doctors Kip Piper Small, ...
    Posted to Boardroom Buzz (Weblog) on April 4, 2013
  • Tweets of the Week (3.14.13)

    New tweet list! Interoperability as Oz, millennials want fun at work, embedding social engagement into business strategy and more, of course. Get daily tweets by following us @ExecInsight. Doug Laney Intel's original business plan from 1968. One page. Yup...more about execution than ideas.   Mandi Bishop My ...
    Posted to Boardroom Buzz (Weblog) on March 14, 2013
  • How to Maintain a State of Continued Readiness

    Generally I change the battery in my smoke detectors each year on the date we ''fall back'' to return to Daylight Standard Time  I use this date as a convenient memory jogger to make sure I always have fresh batteries in what an essential part of my home emergency system.  I need my alert system to be fully functional in case I need ...
  • Tweets of the Week (1.31.13)

    New list! The next generation of doctors, disease-specific ACOs, and introverts vs. extroverts. Get daily tweets by following us @ExecInsight. David Harlow Final HIPAA Breach Notification Rule What do you think?  S. Bruck Hickman Customer Engagement, the Role of Medical Affairs and Medical Science ...
    Posted to Boardroom Buzz (Weblog) on January 31, 2013
  • Tweets of the Week (12.7.12)

    Meaningful Use stage 2 updates, the growth of ACOs, using a downturn to your advantage and mobile in healthcare just keeps getting bigger. What else? Catch daily tweets by following us @ExecInsight. FierceHealthIT CMS, ONC make technical updates to meaningful use stage 2 rules ‪ Veterans question VA's ...
    Posted to Boardroom Buzz (Weblog) on December 7, 2012
  • Tweets of the Week (11.30.12)

    RSNA news, setting the stage for Meaningful Use stage 3 and even a BYOD holiday gift guide. Catch daily tweets by following us @ExecInsight. EHRWatch Survey finds mixed results in HIT transition  HL7 Standards Help Set the Stage for Meaningful Use Stage 3    Jenny Laurello RSNA 2012: Push HIT staff, ...
    Posted to Boardroom Buzz (Weblog) on November 30, 2012
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