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.
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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.Read The White Paper
A staggering 80% of patient outcomes are shaped by factors historically considered outside the control of hospitals, such as access to adequate food, housing, transportation, and the financial means to pay for medications, utilities and other services. Hospitals have a mandate to provide quality care and to keep costs under control, but the influence of these social determinates of health continues to blow headwinds against their progress. Read the article to learn about the steps your institution can take to better understand and begin to manage these critical challenges.
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.Read the Article
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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