Using CPOE Test Formulary and Algorithm to Control Utilization

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This is a recorded version of an AACC live webinar that was held November 17, 2014. Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Leo Serrano of Broward Health System in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, discusses ways to control laboratory test utilization in this 60-minute, on-demand webinar. In FY2013, Leo's lab cut more than $800,000 in costs by introducing prior approval for expensive esoteric tests, reducing send-outs, and instituting test formularies and ordering algorithms via its computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system. During the webinar, Leo discusses the factors that contributed to the successful implementation of policies and procedures designed to reduce inappropriate laboratory test utilization and laboratory-tested strategies labs can employ to reduce costs associated with unnecessary testing in their institution. He will also provide real-world examples of quality management methods used successfully by his lab to reduce costs and to avoid wasting valuable blood products.