There is a growing perception among laboratory leaders that a positive bottom-line impact can, at a maximum, only be achieved at the cost of quality... even though improving laboratory profitability and maintaining quality levels need not be mutually exclusive.
As someone who works in diagnostics, you are probably well aware that ISO 15189 is a rigorous standard that requires significant commitment from laboratory management. By aligning your performance improvement efforts with compliance measures, PinpointBPS can be a powerful aid that supports ISO 15189 within laboratories.
Both the external consultant-driven projects as well as the internal continuous improvement initiatives have too often proved to be incapable of delivering on their initial promises. Much of this is due to uncertainty around whether the proposed changes will have the desired impact.
By Antti Leino
We are witnessing a trend of consolidation incentives in order to cope with change. Finding ways to operate more efficiently and deal with reimbursement policies has led to the consolidation trend, where providers are required to do more with less and cope with the economies of scale.
By Fred Kloren
Executives and managers are realizing that operating their businesses without well documented processes is like a being a pilot flying at night without navigation. Well-documented and streamlined processes help ensure consistency, track ability and focus towards operational excellence.
If you've been in the business of improving business processes for more than a couple of years, it is likely you’ve witnessed the nightmarish scenario of an improvement initiative gone wrong. For months after the improvement intervention, an organisation is worse off than it was before.