February 2007 Clinical Laboratory News: Volume 33, Number 2


Building a Laboratory Outreach Business
Automation, Value Help Boost Growth and Manage Expansion
By Julie McDowell
  Is your lab trying to reign in test costs and stomp out staffing shortages, while at the same time adding more volume? Find out how some hospital labs are doing just that and launching outreach testing businesses. 
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Clinical Chemists
Mentors Offer Advice to Laboratorians
By Richard Pizzi
  From technology and career strategies, to mentoring and education, 21 prominent leaders in clinical laboratory medicine offer practical advice on what it takes to succeed in the lab and in life.
Tight Glycemic Control
Overcoming Barriers to Implementation In the Intensive Care Unit
By Frederick L. Kiechle, MD, PhD, Susana León, BS, MT, and Walter Severyn, MD
  TGC consistently earns praise for improving patient outcomes, but implementing a TGC protocol means close coordination among those involved in the protocol. Learn how overcoming the barriers improves outcomes for patients—and even the bottom line.
Emergency Preparedness: Another Poor Report
News From the FDA
Diagnostic Profiles
Industry Profiles
Washington Profiles
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