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  • Building Effective Educational Outreach

    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, test ordering, specimen acquisition, labeling and initial handling, as well as ...
    Posted to CRI Lab Quality Advisor (Weblog) on September 21, 2016
  • Millennials Redefine Quality

    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 coming of age and gradually assuming their rightful place as both mass consumers and ...
    Posted to CRI Lab Quality Advisor (Weblog) on August 31, 2016
  • Contagion: A Nice Nod to the Lab Community

    I just saw the blockbuster movie Contagion and must say I was pretty impressed. When I watch a medical-themed movie, I always look at it with a critical eye. How factual is it? Is it authentic in terms of scenarios, equipment, procedures and vocabulary?I look for how realistically roles are portrayed. For example I tend to roll my eyes and become ...
  • Stop the Flu Madness

    As we approach the flu season there are lots of questions about influenza testing and  horror stories about a looming epidemic or pandemic. Patients are flooding doctors' offices and emergency departments, and clinicians are demanding widescale testing; often unwarranted, but driven by patient demand or even hysteria. Some emergency rooms ...
  • Competition for Joint Commission-Finally!

    For years the Joint Commission has been the accreditor of hospitals including all its departments (including laboratories). Although many are not aware of it, even hospital laboratories accredited by CAP (College of American Pathologists) are also reviewed when their hospital is accredited. To many the review is transparent because Joint ...
  • New Year's Resolutions

    It is a brand new year and everyone is talking about their resolutions to be better, slimmer, healthier, more assertive, free of excessive baggage, better paid and all round closer to their vision of an ideal self. Looking back over some articles I had written a few years ago, I saw one about New Year's resolutions and realized that my view of ...