How to Make Your Lab an Asset Instead of a Liability: What Innovative Health Systems are Doing to Place Their Labs in a Position of Strength


FREE Webinar
Held Wednesday, February 12 at 1 PM EST

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In today’s healthcare environment, executives are challenged to think differently about ancillary services within the system. Laboratories, in particular, have the attention of leadership. Health system leaders have begun to think more strategically about the lab as an asset for the system and a service line to drive integration.

Due to new reimbursement challenges, PAMA round two, and the aging of medical technologists—to name but a few factors, laboratory leadership is being tasked to do more with less, and each dollar counts in a world where every health system is looking for margin.

You’ll take away from this webinar fresh insights into the innovative approaches health systems are employing to ensure their labs are an asset to the health system, rather than a liability. Our expert panel will set the tone to provide you with valuable perspective on the overall industry pulse.

Now a Streaming Webinar 


Attend this 60-minute program, and you will:

  • Learn to identify additional value in your lab across key areas of labor, supply, blood and test utilization
  • Be able to define options to execute and deliver on your lab’s enhanced value
  • Identify new ways to best put your lab in a position of strength
  • Gain strategies to secure more visibility for your lab
  • Learn how you can improve your lab while running it at the same time, and much more!

Who should attend?

  • COOs
  • VPs of Ancillary Services
  • Laboratory Leaders
  • Supply Chain Leaders

Your registration includes:

  • A site license to attend the webinar. Invite as many members of your team as you would like!
  • The opportunity to pose specific questions, and connect directly with the panel, during a Q&A session

If you have any questions please call us at 512-264-7103.


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Your Panel:

Richard Cooper

Michael A. Kachure
Panel Host
Vice President,
Strategic Partnerships
Accumen, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ


Mike Kachure has more than two decades of experience in leadership roles in business development initiatives that integrate strategic partnerships with hospitals and health system senior executive leadership to drive cost reductions, revenue growth and value.

In his current role, Mike leads a collaborative effort with consultants, operators and healthcare business executives to identify opportunities for creating additional value from the laboratory. Based on the value created, a partnership is developed through a complete lab transformation plan that reduces risk while accelerating financial and operational outcomes.


Christal L. Contini

Lisa Norcia
Regional Director,
Accumen, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ


Lisa has over 30 years of clinical laboratory and diagnostic experience. She has expertise in large health system standardization, C-suite relationships, workflow efficiency, and customer focused solutions. Lisa has a broad knowledge of healthcare and the challenges in the ever-changing landscape of healthcare reform. She has a proven record of developing solutions that improve outcomes and drive quality.


Melissa Butterworth

Brent Bolton
Director of Supply
Chain Management
Accumen, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ

Brent is a Supply Chain and Materials Management expert with over 20 years’ experience in the manufacturing and healthcare industry. At Accumen, he helps identify cost savings projects and leads all negotiations, RFP processes, and contracting. Brent is a Certified Professional in Supply Chain (CPSM), and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. He is also Adjunct Professor of Supply Chain and Operations at San Diego State University.