Conference Information

Patient Safety and Health IT: What’s on the Horizon for Clinical Labs

Since the 1999 Institute of Medicine Report on medical errors, policymakers have worked aggressively to improve patient safety. In 2005, Congress passed patient safety legislation encouraging the reporting and analysis of medical errors and the dissemination of related findings. On the regulatory side, government agencies are working to refine and implement quality indicators for labs and to create an electronic health medical record by 2014. Each of these activities will affect laboratory operations and patient care. Join us and learn the latest from out panel of experts regarding the status of these initiatives and what they will mean for your laboratory.


HOW IT WORKS
It’s easy. All you need is a telephone to participate. And, if you want to share this information packed program with your colleagues, all you need is a speakerphone. It’s that simple! Prior to the audioconference, we will put the conference manual and instructions on how to participate on the AACC Website, which you can download at your convenience to your computer. You will be notified when these materials are available.


CONTINUING EDUCATION
This program is approved by AACC for 1.5 Category 1 ACCENT© CEU credit hour. (ACCENT© approved programs are accepted by ASCLS for continuing education credits.)

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