Here is a valuable learning opportunity for all lab professionals interested in helping their physicians better utilize lab tests. For several years, the lab team at Cleveland Clinic has worked with physicians, nurses, and other clinical services on specific test utilization projects. In the labâ€™s first generation of test utilization projects, the lowest-hanging fruit was targeted and substantial gains were realized in improved patient care and reduced cost of testing.
The lab team is now in its second generation of lab test utilization projects. These efforts are focused on specifically adding value to the lab tests as they are used by clinicians. In this dynamic presentation, you will learn about the best approaches for initiating test utilization projects, as well as understanding the substantial benefits that result, ranging from substantial cost reductions to faster turnaround times and improved patient outcomes.