MENU
NOV 01, 2016 7:00 AM PDT

Clinical Laboratory Workflow: The Impact of the "3 Rs"

Speaker
  • Director of Scientific Affairs, Flow Cytometry; Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
    Biography
      Prior to joining the Beckman Coulter team in 2013, Dr. Holden was Associate Professor and Director of Hematopathology & Flow Cytometry at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia where she ran a hematopathology reference laboratory providing expert consultation service in microscopy, flow cytometric immunophenotyping, fluorescence in situ hybridization, cytogenetics, and molecular diagnostics. She currently serves as Past President for the International Clinical Cytometry Society (ICCS), and is actively involved with both the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry and the European Society for Clinical Cell Analysis. She is also past chair of the ICCS Advocacy Committee and serves as the ICCS Liaison to the College of American Pathologists' Diagnostic Immunology Resource Committee. Dr. Holden's combined deep experience in diagnostics, laboratory management, education, and regulatory and reimbursement strategy is unique. Dr. Holden received her undergraduate degree from University of Virginia, her MD from Emory University School of Medicine where she also completed training in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology and Hematopathology, and her MBA from Georgia Institute of Technology.

    Abstract

    DATE:  November 1, 2016
    TIME:  7:00am PT, 10:00am ET

    Clinical laboratories are under increasing pressure from three sources: reimbursement, regulatory, and resource. Reimbursement is the most pressing issue for many labs: whether in a fully-bundled, capitated environment or in a fee-for-service setting, laboratories are being asked to decrease their operating expenses. Key to doing so is understanding the relative contributions of labor and consumables. Laboratory-developed tests are particularly labor-intense, with labor accounting for over 70% in many instances.  Increasingly rigorous regulatory requirements are another concern, particularly in geographies where laboratory-developed tests are under scrutiny.  Meeting regulatory requirements will place demands on both time and expertise. Resource, specifically human resource, is the third challenge for clinical laboratories. The medical technologist labor pool is simultaneously shrinking and aging, and competition for this increasingly scarce resource contributes to the overall cost of laboratory operation. Training, particularly in laboratories that perform high complexity, laboratory-developed tests, is an additional cost that affects both bottom line and productivity.
     
    In this webinar we will:

    • Describe the three sources of pressure, their underlying drivers, and the ways in which they’re interconnected
    • Discuss the “8 Wastes” in the context of the laboratory
    • Provide tips for assessing impact of waste
    • Show examples of streamlined workflows that emphasize both efficiency and quality patient care

    Show Resources
    You May Also Like
    AUG 18, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    C.E. CREDITS
    AUG 18, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    DATE: August 18, 2020 TIME: 10:00am PT Get deeper understanding of gene expression patterns by using assays that retain spatial organization at single cell resolution! Come learn about the n...
    JUN 09, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    C.E. CREDITS
    JUN 09, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    DATE: June 9, 2020 TIME: 10:00am PT, 1:00pm ET The presentation will first discuss sepsis as a disease and then explain the importance of performing diagnostic tests in the clinical labora...
    DEC 03, 2020 9:00 AM PST
    Add to Calendar Select one of the following: iCal Google Calendar Outlook Calendar Yahoo Calendar
    C.E. CREDITS
    DEC 03, 2020 9:00 AM PST
    Add to Calendar Select one of the following: iCal Google Calendar Outlook Calendar Yahoo Calendar
    Date: December 3, 2020 Time: 9:00am (PDT), 12:00pm (EDT) Scientific cameras used in applications such as light sheet microscopy and calcium/voltage imaging put a large emphasis on high speed...
    DEC 16, 2020 8:00 AM PST
    Add to Calendar Select one of the following: iCal Google Calendar Outlook Calendar Yahoo Calendar
    C.E. CREDITS
    DEC 16, 2020 8:00 AM PST
    Add to Calendar Select one of the following: iCal Google Calendar Outlook Calendar Yahoo Calendar
    Date: December 16, 2020 Time: 8:00am (PST), 11:00am (EST) Molecular imaging of living specimens offers a means to draw upon the growing body of high-throughput molecular data to better under...
    JUN 09, 2020 3:00 PM CEST
    C.E. CREDITS
    JUN 09, 2020 3:00 PM CEST
    DATE: June 9, 2020 TIME: 6am PT, 9am ET, 3pm CEST The importance of disposable plastic consumables and their overall impact on the experimental workflow of qPCR has been taken into considera...
    NOV 18, 2020 8:00 AM PST
    C.E. CREDITS
    NOV 18, 2020 8:00 AM PST
    DATE: November 18, 2020 TIME: 08:00am PDT We develop and implement technologies to solve some of the major bottlenecks in biomedical research. In particular, we establish new imaging approac...
    Loading Comments...
    Show Resources
    Attendees
    • See more