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In the clinical laboratory, today's challenges are tomorrow's opportunities. 

 

With big expectations from healthcare executives, laboratories and healthcare institutions must be well-informed on the latest insights and strategies to create value and improved patient outcomes.


Are you confident in your key performance indicator setting process?

 


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 Patient satisfaction can begin in the lab. Are you ready?

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rethink the lab


The Collaboratory is our point of view on how to achieve measurably better healthcare performance. It is a method to help you achieve Operational Excellence in your laboratory and across your network and attain Integrated Clinical Care Excellence across your healthcare system. 

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Learn how

Download the below resources to learn about the market insights, industry trends and best practices that can help transform your laboratory into a Collaboratory.

breaking down barriers in healthcare

An urgency for the clinical laboratory to migrate from the background to the forefront of patient care

Most value-based initiatives in healthcare ignore the clinical laboratory; a surprising fact, given the core value principles of data, timely and efficient diagnosis, and patient-centricity that underlie the laboratory’s position in the healthcare world. 

Read the white paper, developed in partnership with The Economist, to learn about the underlying forces within healthcare and society that are driving change in healthcare, and to recognize the benefits of proactively managing this change.

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The value creating collaboration model

An integrated approach to co-creating value

Institutions that realize the relevance of the lab can establish themselves as leaders in their healthcare system through increased investment and commitment to creating value with improved outcomes and decreased costs. Read the article, The Value Creating Collaboration Model, to better understand the lab’s value and how it can help physicians make better decisions to eliminate waste and provide improved patient care.

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Real world collaboratories that have made a real difference 

These best-practice examples of integrated clinical care teams show how identifying challenges and addressing them in collaborative ways can lead to measurably better healthcare performance. 

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SWEDISH COVENANT Hospital, CHICAGO, Illinois, USA

An integrated clinical care team involving physicians, pharmacists, laboratorians and nurses helped optimized antibiotic stewardship with the implementation of standardized, evidence-based procalcitonin (PCT) change criteria, resulting in a 23% reduction in patient antibiotic exposure, reduced length of hospital stay, and reduced costs per ICU patient with sepsis.

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CANTERBURY HEALTH System, NEW ZEALAND

A cross-functional team developed a new diagnostics pathway to determine a patient’s level of risk for a heart attack prior to being admitted to the emergency department, and in doing so, achieved a 60% reduction in admissions and a reduction in overall length of stay for cardiac patients. Its success led to a country-wide initiative to adopt the new diagnostics pathway.

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UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, TÜBINGEN, GERMANY

An integrated clinical care team optimized the recognition and treatment of diabetes for hospitalized patients by leveraging a diagnostic screening tool for all emergency department patients, achieving a 3.7% increase in previously underdiagnosed diabetes and improving overall clinical confidence in treatment decisions, based on the known glycemic status of their patients.

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are you achieving measurably better healthcare performance?

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The UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Award annually recognizes teams who collaborate across disciplines and transform healthcare delivery, and ultimately patient lives. 

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