Process Improvement and Advanced Technology to Help Relieve Laboratory Staffing Burden
November 4, 2022
It’s a question on the minds of all laboratory professionals as we head into 2023…what can help relieve the staffing burden that all medical laboratories are currently facing? At LigoLab, we continue to work with our clinical laboratory partners to find answers and solutions for problems such as this.
Recently, both LigoLab CEO Suren Avunjian and Dr. James Crawford (Senior Vice President for Laboratory Services at Northwell Health) contributed to a MedCity News article that explored the issue and offered up a few helpful solutions. They identified process improvements to the lab workflow and advanced technology in the form of laboratory software (more specifically a laboratory information system) as areas for lab managers to focus on.
The MedCity News article was posted on November 3, 2022.
Here also is a more in-depth look at the current situation with more quotes from Dr. Crawford.
Lastly, here is a recent blog post that features Bri Spencer, Molecular Lab Manager at Avero Diagnostics. In this post, Spencer recalls how LigoLab Operating Platform (LIS, RCM, and Direct-to-Consumer modules) helped Avero scale its molecular laboratory for PCR testing to handle daily throughput north of 20,000 specimens to accommodate the pandemic-driven demand. The post also examines how modern LIS systems like the LigoLab Platform should be part of the long-term solution to laboratory staffing challenges.