MAR 12, 2019 9:00 AM PDT

Breaking Down Barriers in Healthcare: Urgency for the Clinical Laboratory to Migrate from the Background to the Forefront of Patient Care

Sponsored by: Abbott
  • Head of Health Policy & Clinical Evidence Practice, EIU Healthcare, The Economist, Washington DC, USA
      David Humphreys is the Practice Head of Health Policy & Clinical Evidence for The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Healthcare Practice. He leads a multidisciplinary team that conducts high quality clinical and policy analyses to inform micro level health decision making and produce macro level perspectives. David's work focuses on such issues as evidence based reviews of new health technologies, future healthcare challenges, value based healthcare approaches for specific therapeutic areas, and impact of new policy initiatives.

      Previously, David held multiple roles at the EIU, first as the Americas Director of Custom Research managing a business that delivered projects on public policy and market strategy, and then as the Head of EIU Healthcare in the US. Prior to joining the EIU, he was the senior director of Latin America at Frost & Sullivan, where he led strategic analyses in industries such as ICT and Healthcare.

    DATE:   March 12, 2019
    TIME:    9:00am PDT, 12:00pm EDT, 5:00pm CET
    • How involved are labs in ensuring critical KPIs?
    • How is valuable patient insight being proactively leveraged?
    • How prepared is your health ecosystem to enable a greater role for the lab in the future?
    If you are not asking these questions, then you need to register and watch this webinar. You will have access to download this eye-opening Whitepaper "Breaking Down Barriers in Healthcare"
    The movement towards value-based healthcare has provided a platform for a better future for all involved in the health ecosystem. However, amongst the multitude of value initiatives, the clinical laboratory has largely been left to play a secondary role. Despite its core value principles of data, timely and efficient diagnosis, and patient centricity, the lab has been relegated to near commodity status. This is also indicative of a broader problem: a fragmented value chain that underexploits sources in decision-making, at a time when the health world’s stated focus is on outcomes.
    Still, as a more welcoming environment for new ideas has emerged, there is clear recognition amongst all stakeholders that the lab can be part of the long-term solution. Executives, physicians, payers and patients recognize the lab can be a pivotal building block of an improved system. To put this key element in health at the forefront of care does require overcoming well-entrenched processes and culture, hurdles that have held back true transformation over the past decade.
    This session will present the key results from the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) study aimed at identifying an actionable, achievable path for the lab to play an elevated role in healthcare.
    Learning Objectives:
    • The reality of the clinical laboratory today across different countries
    • The influence of stakeholder perception and actions on current dynamics
    • The specific initiatives that could increase the lab’s impact in the overall patient care pathway
    LabRoots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this webinar, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit once you have viewed the webinar in its entirety.

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