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Examining the impact and influence of COVID-19 on medical laboratories

Feb. 12, 2021

Jane Hermansen

"A Pandemic Response Creates Laboratory Opportunities," authored by Jane Hermansen, manager of Mayo Clinic Laboratories Outreach and Network Development, appeared in the January 2021 issue of Medical Lab Management.

The article outlines the forces at work on laboratories during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it examines how laboratories have adapted and changed to meet the needs of patients and communities. It also considers how the experiences of the past year and lessons learned during the pandemic will shape the lab industry in years to come.

In the article, Hermansen notes: "Both the onset of the pandemic and the laboratory's vital response has provided the opportunity to build a platform for the future. Instead of waiting for the next crisis to hit, we owe it to ourselves to be proactive, leading with our success and newly gained experience."

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Tracy Will

Tracy Will is a senior marketing specialist at Mayo Clinic Laboratories where she covers innovation, specialty testing, and advances in laboratory medicine. Tracy has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2016.