Press Release: Clinical Laboratories Should Prepare Now to Make Their Labs Assessment-Ready in 2019

PRESS RELEASE

THE DARK REPORT
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Chris Garcia
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Today’s tough healthcare environment means that laboratories face increasing pressure from all sides. Regulatory responsibilities can sometimes take a back burner to other pressing issues, causing some lab leaders to scramble in response to unexpected deficiencies identified by accreditors and CLIA inspectors.

“Knowing in advance what surveyors and inspectors will be looking for in 2019 is key to being ready for a lab’s assessment,” stated Robert L. Michel, Editor-In-Chief of The Dark Report. “Preparations using this knowledge can keep the lab’s accreditation in good standing, help avoid risks to CLIA certification and the potential perils of a CMS validation survey, and enable the development of strategies to maintain regulatory readiness at all times in the coming year.”

To help laboratory leadership and managers learn the Top 10 deficiencies accreditors will be focusing on in 2019, primary pitfalls to avoid regarding the requirements of the major regulatory and accrediting agencies, including CAP, COLA, The Joint Commission, and A2LA, and steps their labs should take to prepare, Dark Daily is offering a timely webinar entitled, “Make your Lab Assessment Ready in 2019: Know the Most Common Deficiencies in Accreditation and Certification and What to Expect in the Future,” taking place on Thursday, December 13, 2018,  at 1 pm EST.

Expert speakers are Anne T. Daley, MS, CMQ/OE(ASQ)CSSB, MT(ASCP)DLM, Quality Officer at ARUP Laboratories in Salt Lake City, UT, and Nora L. Hess, MBA, MT(ASCP), PMP, Senior Consultant, Operations Management at Accumen (Chi Solutions) in Ann Arbor, MI.

During the 90-minute session, webinar participants will:

  • Learn the list of Top 10 deficiencies from each accrediting agency
  • Be able to use this list to identify potential regulatory compliance issues in their labs
  • Gain a better understanding of the regulatory process, enabling their lab to prepare for consistent inspection readiness
  • Get strategies and tips for maintaining regulatory readiness at all times, not just when preparing for an inspection
  • Gather best practices for addressing identified deficiencies and barriers to regulatory readiness
  • Avoid unwelcome publicity, stiff fines or citations, loss of reimbursement or even certification — by addressing deficiencies

For more information about “Make your Lab Assessment Ready in 2019: Know the Most Common Deficiencies in Accreditation and Certification and What to Expect in the Future” and to view webinar details, click here. You may also contact Chris Garcia at 512-264-7103.

About THE DARK REPORT

Established in 1995, THE DARK REPORT is the leading source of exclusive business intelligence for laboratory CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Pathologists and Senior industry executives. It is widely read by leaders in laboratory medicine and diagnostics. The Dark Report produces the famous Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management every spring, which showcases innovations by the nation’s and globe’s leading laboratory organizations. Dark Daily is an Internet-based e-briefing intelligence service, read worldwide by thought leaders in laboratory and pathology management. Other well-known conferences conducted by THE DARK REPORT are Lab Quality Confab (on the use of Lean and Six Sigma methods in labs and hospitals) and Molecular Summit (on the integration of in vivo and in vitro diagnostics). THE DARK REPORT co-produces Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine annually in the United Kingdom; Executive Edge bi-annually in Canada; and The Business of Pathology bi-annually in Australia.

For additional information, Contact: Chris Garcia, 512-264-7103

About THE DARK REPORT

Established in 1995, THE DARK REPORT is the leading source of exclusive business intelligence for laboratory CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Pathologists and Senior industry executives. It is widely read by leaders in laboratory medicine and diagnostics. The Dark Report produces the famous Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management every spring, which showcases innovations by the nation’s and globe’s leading laboratory organizations. Dark Daily is an Internet-based e-briefing intelligence service, read worldwide by thought leaders in laboratory and pathology management. Other well-known conferences conducted by THE DARK REPORT are Lab Quality Confab (on the use of Lean and Six Sigma methods in labs and hospitals) and Molecular Summit (on the integration of in vivo and in vitro diagnostics). THE DARK REPORT co-produces Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine annually in the United Kingdom; Executive Edge bi-annually in Canada; and The Business of Pathology bi-annually in Australia.

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