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White Paper shows laboratory professionals how to equip clinical staff and administrators with skills needed to evaluate, measure and analyze in order to improve both lab operations and the bottom line


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Media Contact: Liz Carey

AUSTIN, Texas (June 30, 2020) – Now more than ever before, clinical labs are under pressure to operate efficiently, accurately, and promptly, all while still making money. Doctors and patients have come to expect a 24-hour turnaround for most tests. Clinical labs throughout the United States have been slashing budgets, many literally to the point of no return. At least 13 public health labs in four states have shuttered since 2003, which posed a serious problem when COVID-19 hit because resources did not meet demand.

Labs still in business know the challenges of maintaining budgets while operating at capacity and could list the obstacles categorically: Issues related to equipment, staffing, data management, and workflow are well known, from the techs and managers in the lab all the way up the administrative chain to the finance managers and business improvement teams. Cost containment is on the lips of nearly everyone, but not at the expense of quality, turnaround time, flexibility, and accuracy.

“To benefit the bottom line, laboratory professionals are looking for ways to improve overall operations, whether they think every area is running as smoothly as possible or whether they’ve already diagnosed a weakness in their processes,” said Robert L Michel, Editor-In-Chief of The Dark Report. “But where do clinical lab professionals begin? How do they perform diagnostics of their own systems? Benchmarks can be deceiving,” continued Michel.

To show lab professionals how using an educational program, developed for laboratory technologists, managers, pathologists, finance managers and business improvement teams can help their labs measure systems and practices, identify problems, correct those problems, and ultimately boost overall operations, The Dark Report is offering a recently published White Paper, “Translating Clinical Laboratory Science Into Business Objectives: How an Educational Program Measured and Analyzed Performance and Transformed the Approach to Improving Laboratory Operations.” Published by Dark Daily, it is available free to laboratory professionals as a PDF download.

The White Paper provides a concise discussion regarding:

  • How to identify problems—some of them completely hidden even when a lab seems like it is running efficiently and smoothly—to avoid medical errors that result from breakdowns in operations
  • How to understand the lab’s business as well as understanding a petri dish, as financial belts are tightened and labs continue to be asked to look for efficiencies to drive cost containment
  • How an educational program to help lab staff and management become proficient in the concepts necessary to improve laboratory processes can help stakeholders understand ways in which lab resourcing and process design affects its clinical and financial performance
  • How one pathology manager reduced his lab’s turnaround time from over 3 hours to less than 2 hours, as well as reducing plastic waste and therefore laboratory waste-handling costs, among other improvements

Showing how to equip clinical laboratory staff and business administrators with the skills necessary to evaluate, measure and analyze in a way that can improve lab operations and practices, and improve the bottom line, “Translating Clinical Laboratory Science Into Business Objectives” is part of the consistently growing library of Dark Daily White Papers and other information resources tailored specifically to the needs of laboratory administrators, lab managers, pathologists, and lab industry consultants.

For additional information, Contact: Liz Carey,

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 Precision Medicine Institute. The Dark Report co-produces Executive Edge bi-annually in Canada and The Business of Pathology bi-annually in Australia.