The Right Tests Through Utilization Management - Part 3 

Improve test utilization and test results by partnering with reference laboratories

Partnering with reference laboratory gives you many opportunites to improve lab test utilization and produce accurate test results.  You should expect your reference laboratory to be your partner with the...

The Right Tests Through Utilization Management - Part 2

In the first post of this series we stressed how essential a partnership between the clinicians and laboratory leadership has become.  In this post we will focus on the best way for you to develop a successful program utilizing a multidisciplinary approach.  This approach should involve the...

The Right Tests Through Utilization Management - Part 1

The Laboratory Director and clinicians have important roles ensuring that the patient tests being performed are the appropriate analytes in a given clinical situation.  Laboratory leadership and clinicians need to work closely to make this a reality.  The number of analytes available for testing...

Effective Laboratory Utilization - Part 4

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...

Effective Laboratory Utilization - Part 3

Many factors may cause knowledge gaps related to laboratory utilization including: 
 
  • Explosive growth in the number of laboratory analytes,
  • Molecular tests show greatest percentage of growth, with estimated growth of 25% annually,
  • Lack of guidance from many laboratories to assist in...

Effective Laboratory Utilization - Part 2

Developing an effective laboratory utilization plan for your practice does not have to be difficult. You can successfully implement utilization activities in the ambulatory setting with four major components.  These mayor keys to your success include:

    • Physician champion
    • Primary focus on...

Effective Laboratory Utilization - Part 1

The changing healthcare environment has brought appropriate lab utilization to the forefront in medical practices.  I will review effective lab test utilization in a four part webinar series.  Join us for Part 1 - the “why” of laboratory utilization.

 

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