Laboratory Transforms Manual Urinalysis with Automation and More

Pre-analytical products, automated systems, and Lean Six Sigma combined to improve outcomes In today’s era of automation and Lean Six Sigma processes in laboratory medicine, the manual urinalysis test may be ready for a major makeover. Such a development would be welcome because, in the typical American hospital, the clinical laboratory performs an average of 120 urinalyses per day. Some clinical laboratory managers consider it counterintuitive that—during a period of automation and...

New Insights on the Globalization of Healthcare and Laboratory Testing

In the United States and many countries around the world, primary goals for healthcare reform commonly center on better patient safety, improved health outcomes, and higher quality services. As clinicians in these countries actively work to achieve these goals, the clinical laboratories that serve them must respond to these efforts with appropriate lab tests and services. Last week, Dark Daily Editor Robert Michel traveled to New Jersey to participate in a lab management meeting specifically...
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