Release Date: Mar 2018
CC: PC, MK, PBL, ICS, SBP
Yaolin Zhou, MD
Director of Molecular Pathology and Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
The American Society for Clinical Pathology has joined over 500 other specialty societies to develop Choosing Wisely recommendations, which are intended to help clinicians and their patients avoid tests, treatments, and procedures that are wasteful or medically unnecessary. Dr. Zhou, who is an ASCP 2017 Choosing Wisely Champion, will review ASCP’s Choosing Wisely recommendations, analyze the evidence behind specific recommendations, and discuss the most effective utilization strategies. At the conclusion of this presentation, you will be better equipped to identify inappropriate laboratory test orders and to work together with your laboratory and clinical colleagues to develop utilization interventions that will improve patient care and healthcare value.
After attending this session, participants will be able to:
- Explain the background and rationale for the Choosing Wisely campaign.
- Analyze the evidence behind specific ASCP Choosing Wisely items.
- Implement strategies for improving laboratory test utilization.
Who should attend? Practicing Pathologists, Residents, Doctoral Scientists, Pathologists’ Assistants, Laboratory Managers, Bench Supervisors, Bench Technologists and Technicians, Students