The Role of Diagnostic Information in the Future of Healthcare

The healthcare arena is undergoing an immense amount of change. Integrated diagnostics, personalized medicine, companion diagnostics, Meaningful Use, IDC-10, LOINC, Affordable Care Act, Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), and Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) are converging and the various market factors are driving change. The laboratory is in the midst of this change as accurate diagnosis and diagnostic information will be vital in the future of healthcare. Diagnostics will be forefront in ensuring the right test at the right time, even aiding in determining proper treatment protocols. These market factors should also be the focus of IT departments and administrators. Both administrators and laboratorians need to understand the role of the laboratory in helping their organization meet the future demands of lowering healthcare costs and improving outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and understand the various market factors affecting laboratories and how diagnostic information is at the center
  • Assess the impact of these market factors on their laboratory and what changes or adjustments they might need to consider
  • Map out strategies for helping their organization address these issues and play an important role in the delivery of healthcare.

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