Release Date: May 2018
Barbara Strain, MA, SM(ASCP), CVAHP
Director of Value Management, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA
The most effective clinical laboratory will have a well-defined efficient supply chain based on actionable data. The decisions to add equipment, reagents, supplies, and technology that drive laboratory services should be influenced by the value-based care offerings of its respective Accountable Care Organization, Integrated Delivery Network, Health System, Hospital, Reference Laboratory, or Independent Laboratory. Understanding the business environment you are in helps to inform the strategic direction the laboratory will take. Through discussion of the basic principles of supply chain management, participants will understand the importance of the 5S process for establishing the best inventory management system to assure acquisition of the right product, at the right place, at the right time.
After attending this session, participants will be able to:
- Design an efficient and cost-effective inventory management system.
- Articulate the need for a new piece of equipment, supply, or service to the executive leadership.
- Explain the role of the laboratory in value-based care.
Who should attend? Practicing Pathologists, Residents, Doctoral Scientists, Pathologists’ Assistants, Laboratory Managers, Bench Supervisors, Bench Technologists and Technicians, Cytotechnologists, Histotechnologists, Phlebotomists, Students