Thought Leadership

Understanding and Developing Quality Metrics for the Clinical Laboratory

  • Credit:1.0 ACCENT
  • Duration: 56 minutes
  • Date:JUL.7.2015 2:00 PM - 03:00 PM

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Knowing which quality metrics to use when assessing your lab’s performance is just as important as knowing how to use them. Register for this free program—the second in the 2015 Thought Leadership Series of webinars supported by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics—and learn how to use data collected from quality metrics to improve performance and meet your institution’s quality goals.  Dr. Frederick Strathmann will review common quality metrics used to assess test utilization, turnaround time, analytical errors and other performance characteristics during this event.



Laboratory administrators, directors, and managers; quality improvement/quality control personnel and others involved in the measurement and reporting of quality metrics in the lab.


Frederick Strathmann, PhD, Medical Director, Toxicology Laboratory and Associate Scientific Director, Mass Spectrometry at ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT


Is your lab using quality metrics in a meaningful way to improve performance? Attend this webinar and learn: 

  • Metrics your lab can use to assess laboratory quality
  • How to evaluate the utility of a laboratory quality metric
  • The advantages and limitations of certain metrics to address problems in the laboratory
  • Linking the measurement of quality metrics to the improvement of laboratory performance

After the presentation, Dr. Strathmann will take questions from participants.

Technical Requirements

AACC uses WebEx to conduct its webinars. To attend the webinar, you will need:

A separate telephone line for the audio or a sound card and speakers

A 56Kbps Internet connection or better

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Linux Users - Firefox 2, Mozilla 1.7 or higher.

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Supported By

AACC thanks Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics for their support of the 2015 Thought Leadership program and their commitment to the clinical laboratory community.Siemens