Measure Better
Healthcare
Performance

With over 70% of medical decisions based on test results, laboratory diagnostics need to be considered as an integrated medical discipline.1

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The importance of
lab benchmarking

Lab Performance Benchmarking aids an organisation to measure and understand where it is positioned amongst its peers, how far it needs to go before it reaches the top and what efficiencies can be made to help it achieve a measurably better healthcare performance.

 

 
                      
      

 

The Lab Performance Benchmarking initiative from Core Diagnostics at Abbott focuses on best practices to identify ‘next’ practices and provides laboratories taking part with the knowledge they need to strive for continuous lab performance improvement, against key performance indicators (KPIs), by enabling identification of areas that need to be adapted or modified in order to better meet customer needs.

 


 

 



"It is quite reassuring that we are very well placed among our peers and that
our strategic input is accurate, however, there are a lot of drivers to focus more on efficiency.
In particular, we should drive the digital transformation forward."

Dr. JyOti Shetye,
Laboratory Operations Director, Mediclinic Group (UAE)

 


 


Abbott talked to 773 laboratories from 39 countries across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
This Lab Performance Benchmarking initiative aims to provide laboratories with a means to understand how they compare to peers, as well as enabling them to better position their value to clinical and non-clinical decision makers responsible for managing partnerships with laboratories.

 


 


Data Leads to
Powerful Insights

Find out how your lab compares on metrics such as clinician expectation time (CET),
turnaround time (TAT), ISO 15189 Accreditation,
Lean Six Sigma, staff productivity and so much more.

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CET
 

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25% of labs measure the CET, yet lab turn-around time is the most commonly monitored

The diagnosis cycle starts before samples arrive at the laboratory yet monitoring often doesn’t begin until the samples arrive. For clinicians, their waiting time starts as soon as they make a request, this is known as clinician expectation time (CET).

ISO 15189
 

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28% of labs in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as ISO 15189 accredited; 16% planned to be accredited within 12 months

ISO 15189 accreditation underpins confidences in the quality of medical laboratories through a process that verifies integrity, impartiality, and competence. Accreditation to ISO 15189 varies across EMEA with largest uptake in France.

Staff Shortages
 

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39% of the commercial labs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland reported a major shortage of higher skilled staff. Only 11% of hospital labs are affected

Laboratories across EMEA report a shortage of staff. This shortage is more pronounced for higher skilled staff compared to lower skilled staff and more obvious in the commercial than in the hospital sector.

Automation
 

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1710 tests/FTE were processed by labs with automation versus 632 tests/FTE in labs without

Staff productivity in labs with automation for clinical chemistry, immunoassay and hematology process higher quantities of samples and tests per full-time equivalent (FTE).

 


Turn understanding into action

The Lab Performance Benchmark report aims to help labs to stay ahead by first illustrating where they stand when compared to their peers. It enables labs to understand gaps in current provision to identify areas where they can differentiate to achieve business goals and outperform peers.

 

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References
  1. Lippi G, Plebani M. Integrated diagnostics: the future of laboratory medicine? Biochem Med (Zagreb). 2020;30(1):010501. doi: 10.11613/BM.2020.010501.
  2. Bayot ML, Brannan GD, Naidoo P. Clinical Laboratory. In: StatPearls. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; July 30, 2021.
  3. Laitinen P. The growing importance of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine. Hospital Healthcare Europe. July 1, 2006. Accessed August 8, 2021. https://hospitalhealthcare.com/news/the-growing-importance-of-clinical-chemistry-and-laboratory-medicine.

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