NOV 19, 2020 10:00 AM PST

Maximizing capacity: the impact of technology innovations and change management on microbiology labs

Sponsored by: BD
C.E. Credits: P.A.C.E. CE Florida CE
Speakers
  • Director of Clinical Microbiology, NorthShore University HealthSystem
    Biography
      Dr. McElvania received her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her fellowship in Medical & Public Health Microbiology at Washington University in St. Louis and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology. Dr. McElvania started her career as Director of Clinical Microbiology at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, Texas before joining NorthShore Univeristy HealthSystem in 2017 as their Director of Clinical Microbiology. Her interests include laboratory automation, rapid pathogen identification, and rapid antimicrobial resistance detection.
    • VP, Worldwide Scientific Affairs, BD Life Sciences
      Biography
        Dr. Patrick R. Murray received his Ph.D. degree in Microbiology at UCLA, postgraduate training in Clinical Microbiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN, and was director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratories at Barnes Hospital and Washington University from 1976-1999. In 2001 he accepted the position of Senior Scientist and Chief of Microbiology at the National Institutes of Health. In July 2011 he accepted his current position at BD Diagnostics as Worldwide Senior Director of Scientific Affairs. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of the ASM Manual of Clinical Microbiology and serves on numerous editorial boards. He has authored more than 275 research articles and 20 books. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the ASM Becton Dickinson Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology (1993), ASM BioMerieux-Sonnenwirth Award for Leadership in Clinical Microbiology (2002), ASM Founders Distinguished Service Award (2010), and ABMM/ABMLI Professional Recognition Award (2011), as well as the Pasteur Award (Illinois Branch of ASM, 2007), NIH Clinical Center Director’s Awards for Patient Care (2006) and Research (2010), and NIH Director’s Award for Research (2007).
      • Lean Healthcare Consultant Clinical Solutions & Services, Integrated Diagnostic Solutions
        Biography
          Krešimir Renić received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Manitoba. Having praticed for over 20 years in both private and public health systems, diagnostics, biopharmaceuticals, manufacturing and higher education, joined BD Canada as a Lean healthcare consultant in 2016. Kreš is a licensed P.Eng. in Ontario, Canada, a certified Master Black Belt, and is a senior member of Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers in Atlanta. His interests include Lean Six Sigma and health systems improvement, and currently serves as a committee chair with the Society for Health Systems.

        Abstract
        Date:  November 19, 2020
        Time: 10:00am (PST),  1:00pm (EST)
         
        98% of in-patients will undergo a diagnostic test during a hospital stay.With the increased focus on the accuracy of diagnostic test results needed to inform decisions to treat outbreaks, antimicrobial resistance, and hospital acquired infections, optimizing your microbiology lab has never been more important. What does this look like? First, this means standardizing testing in the lab to produce consistent, timely quality results, and scaling the capacity of the lab to handle surges in patient specimen volumes. Next, it’s about accelerating turn-around time for specimen processing, so your lab can support the speed of diagnostic testing needed for clinicians to make the timely decisions required to manage their patients.2,3 During this webinar you will learn how automation, technology and change management can help improve your laboratory productivity and KPIs, impact patient management and deliver on your business case.
         
        Learning Objectives
        • Describe how the combination of automated technologies and change management can improve laboratory capacity and productivity.
        • Illustrate how improvements in laboratory operational efficiency benefit turnaround time for patient results.
        • Compare the return on investment timelines with lab versus patient metrics.
         
         
        Webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing after live event.
         
        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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