"The COVID-19 Pandemic has demonstrated how much healthcare depends on the clinical laboratory, but it also has demonstrated how much opportunity remains to improve clinician’s and patient’s knowledge about laboratory medicine. Even before the pandemic, published research found that clinicians frequently are uncertain of what tests to order or what actions to take based on the test results. In addition to these unmet needs, we also know that clinically relevant opportunities for further improvements in the total testing process are found more frequently outside the clinical laboratory than inside. The chance to strengthen the cognitive and system components of the testing ecosystem present laboratory physicians and scientists with a major opportunity to address unmet needs of clinical pathology and improve patient outcomes. During this presentation, we will explore the value of timely and accurate diagnosis and the role the clinical laboratory can play in improving it. Case studies demonstrating improvement approaches will be shared along with strategies for driving initiatives to improve patient outcomes."Find out more »
"Data integrity with its "ALCOA+" is the new buzz-word. But what is it, really? And how do we get there? The presentation will first clarify what data integrity is, with the explanation of ALCOA+ terminology. Then the difficult question about how to achieve data integrity. The best tool is a LIMS, but only if it has been implemented in a good way. The presentation will continue showing many examples of good (and bad) ways to implement the LIMS for good data integrity.
* State which standards apply, and interpret the current standards for data integrity in the regulated environments
* Demonstrate how a LIMS can help with data integrity in the lab.
* Outline how a LIMS should be implemented in order to fulfill the data integrity requirements.
* Assess the changes needed to be done, to achieve better data integrity, even if they don’t have a LIMS"
"Quality control results are flagged on a daily basis, and each lab may have different procedures to resolve the issue. As bench technologists are faced with an abrupt stop to their workflow and delayed reports, there are immediate actions to take following an out of control event. This webinar will discuss steps to recover from an out of control event and how to continue evaluating patient results after recovery.
1. Identify the first 2 steps to take after an out-of-control event
2. Define how to evaluate your patient results after a QC out-of-control event
3. Outline at least one way how to correct erroneous results"Find out more »
"Health economic evaluations are used to inform decision-making in healthcare as they aim to assess the impact of new health interventions, technologies, or services by quantifying their costs and consequences against an appropriate comparator. Data and insights from laboratory tests help guide clinical decision-making, support policy changes, healthcare service planning and can have substantial influence on care pathways. The ability to link the value of laboratory medicine to downstream outcomes is critically important. This webinar will explore well-established tools used for health economic evaluation, as well as key considerations when performing health economic evaluations of laboratory tests.
* To appreciate the opportunities associated with increased health economic literacy in laboratory medicine.
* Understand key tools and opportunities to utilize health economics to support decision making.
* Identify gaps and potential opportunities for determining the value of a laboratory test at your institution through health economic evaluations"