Utilization Management in Medical Microbiology

  • Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $69.00

Member Price: $59.00

Advances in microbiology test platforms, technologies and processes are providing unparalleled opportunities to streamline infectious disease diagnosis and management. With these opportunities come pressures from clinicians and others to adopt new technologies because they are faster or can be done at the point-of-care, but while rapid testing can lead to more effective test utilization, it can just as easily be costly and wasteful. Consequently, it's important to evaluate new technology in the context of a broader test utilization management program to determine what testing strategies can lead to better patient outcomes and save costs. During this 60-minute webinar, Dr. John Branda of Massachusetts General Hospital discusses how he and his colleagues approach microbiology test utilization management in the new era of microbiology testing, and how their strategies are benefiting the hospital. (This is a recorded version of an AACC live webinar that was held June 25, 2015).