Effective Laboratory Utilization - Part 4

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Identifying lab test utilization tools for use is a solid first step towards optimized test utilization in your laboratory.  To continue down the road of success there are additional issues for you to consider.  Additional utilization strategies will help you to avoid the pitfalls of testing overuse, underuse and/or misuse. 

Laboratory Utilization Management should be driven by the components below.    
  • Engagement of all members of practice in standardizing use of routine tests and test panels
  • Deletion of obsolete tests from catalog
  • Alerts for underutilized tests
  • Alerts for over utilized tests
  • Interpretation of test results
Join us for the final webinar in the Effective Laboratory Utilization series to learn more about laboratory utilization management, avoiding utilization tool pitfalls and Molecular Testing resources.  
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Dr. John Daly

John T. Daly, M.D. received his MD degree at Weill Cornell University Medical College, performed his internship and residency in Anatomic and Clinical pathology at Duke University Medical Center and a residency in Forensic Pathology at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Chapel Hill, N.C. He is board certified in anatomic, clinical and forensic pathology. Through the course of his career, Dr. Daly has had extensive experience directing and advising laboratories of all sizes including physician office practices, Federal Health Clinics, surgical centers, Community Hospitals and the integrated academic health system clinical laboratories of Duke Medicine. He retired as Director of Laboratories of Duke Medicine, and continues his affiliation as a member of the emeritus staff.


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