JUN 10, 2015 11:00 AM PDT

Managing Laboratory Utilization

Speaker

Abstract
Appropriate utilization of laboratory testing is important for the quality and safety in the healthcare system and to assist in the control of unnecessary costs in the healthcare system. Performing the right testing, on the right patient at the right time might be an overused phrase, but it succinctly describes the purpose of utilization management. Performing additional laboratory tests, appropriately can avoid more expensive diagnostic exams or unnecessary procedures, while performing unnecessary tests can not only add to cost, but can result in anemia due to excessive blood collection and may actually result in unnecessary testing in the future. This session will summarize a number of existing, successful strategies to assure more appropriate utilization of laboratory testing. Some of these strategies include developing a laboratory test formulary, following diagnostic testing algorithms, utilizing data to identify ordering physician outliers and the powerful use of tools in the electronic medical record (or health record) to assist in the appropriate ordering of laboratory tests. Learning Objectives: Describe the use of a laboratory test formulary to assist in appropriate utilization of laboratory testing. Describe the importance of information technology (Laboratory information systems and EMR/HER systems) in enabling appropriate utilization of laboratory testing. List three effective strategies to reduce unnecessary test utilization

Show Resources
You May Also Like
OCT 20, 2021 10:00 AM PDT
C.E. CREDITS
OCT 20, 2021 10:00 AM PDT
Date: October 20, 2021 Time:10:00am (PDT), 1:00pm (EDT) As the prevalence of Diabetes continues to rise in many areas across the globe, healthcare providers continue to look for methods that...
MAY 11, 2021 10:00 AM PDT
C.E. CREDITS
MAY 11, 2021 10:00 AM PDT
Date: May 11, 2021 Time: 10:00zm PDT Your samples are some of the most valuable assets in the laboratory. After spending countless hours on extraction and preparation, your conclusions could...
AUG 11, 2021 10:00 AM PDT
C.E. CREDITS
AUG 11, 2021 10:00 AM PDT
Date: August 11, 2021 Time: 10:00am (PDT), 1:00pm (EDT) Quality can never be assumed, is never automatic, and requires the long-term commitment of the laboratory, staff, and manufacturers. L...
JUN 21, 2021 11:00 AM PDT
C.E. CREDITS
JUN 21, 2021 11:00 AM PDT
Date: June 21, 2021 Time: 11:00am PDT The COVID-19 Pandemic has demonstrated how much healthcare depends on the clinical laboratory, but it also has demonstrated how much opportunity remains...
APR 20, 2021 11:00 AM PDT
C.E. CREDITS
APR 20, 2021 11:00 AM PDT
Date: April 20, 2021 Time: 11:00am (PST), 2:00pm (EST) Identification and confirmation of microbial isolates is crucial in the analysis workflow, providing decision-makers the information...
JUN 09, 2021 7:00 AM PDT
C.E. CREDITS
JUN 09, 2021 7:00 AM PDT
Date: June 9, 2021 Time: 09 June 2021, 7am PDT, 10am EDT, 4pm CEST cells with dramatic implications on the validity of past cell culture related research. The fact that at least 509 cell lin...
Loading Comments...
Show Resources