Collaboration across health system laboratories: The approach Mayo Clinic took across 70+ facilities in three states


Continual Improvement Webinar

Expires: September 8, 2023

Originally presented September 8, 2021

Presentation Recording Coming Soon

Overview

This “Continual Improvement” webinar will share how boundless collaboration can be achieved when laboratory practices are standardized across multiple laboratory locations. This session will review the process in which Mayo Clinic Health System reduced individualized work and enhanced collaboration across sites focusing on standardized laboratory practices and regulatory compliance. The focus of the webinar will be document management, proficiency testing, test implementation, method verification, competency assessment, and standardized staffing analysis.

Presenter

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Courtney Liwski

Senior Systems Engineer
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Raymond Nyland

Quality Management Coordinator
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate how laboratory structural changes can influence standardization efforts across laboratories in a health care system.
  • Describe ways in which network laboratories can improve quality and regulatory compliance through standardization.
  • Examine opportunities to enhance and manage laboratory assessment methods and communication flow at multiple locations.

Intended audience

This series is appropriate for laboratory administrators and managers, quality assurance and control staff, supervisors, and other laboratory personnel who are dedicated to continuous quality and process improvement.

Credit

The following types of credit are offered for this event:

ASCLS P.A.C.E.®

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 P.A.C.E.® contact hour.

State of California

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences for the State of California. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.

State of Florida

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences for the State of Florida. Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel has designated this program for Supervision/Administration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance credit. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.

To obtain credit


1. Register for and participate in the program.

2. Complete the evaluation that will be sent to you after the program.

3. Generate and print your certificate(s).

Level of instruction for this program is basic.

Faculty disclosure


Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty members also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentations. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentations.

Questions?

Contact us: mcleducation@mayo.edu

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