Release Date: Aug 2017
CC: PC, MK, PR, SBP
Jonathan Chapman, MLS(ASCP)CM
Laboratory Information Manager, Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Iowa City, IA
Autoverification brings to the laboratory a host of benefits including, but by no means limited to: increased patient safety, boosted efficiency, cost savings, flexibility in the face of staff shortage, and heightened job satisfaction.
This presentation maps out the groundwork on how a clinical laboratory can begin implementation of autoverification in their laboratory, with particular consideration toward regulatory agency compliance. Several questions are considered, from the perspective of a laboratory beginning an autoverification project, including: What is autoverification and why should we use it? What benefits should we expect? What will be our policy and intentions? Do I have what I need? What additional resources do I need to gather? How do I put my policy into practice? How do I build my algorithm?
This presentation is intended to be viewed in tandem with a second installment entitled: Autoverification Implementation, Part II: Testing and Validation, Project Launch, and Meeting Inspection Requirements
After attending this session, participants will be able to:
· Appraise their laboratory workflow to determine if autoverification would be effective, helpful, and appropriate.
· Assemble the necessary resources to plan and implement an autoverification project.
· Construct an autoverification algorithm, with special appreciation towards rule writing.
Who should attend? Laboratory Managers, Bench Supervisors, Bench Technologists & Technicians