APR 17, 2024 12:00 AM EDT

Informatics and the modern clinical laboratory: how to work with your hospital information technology team


Sponsored by: Diagnostica Stago, Inc.
C.E. Credits: P.A.C.E. CE Florida CE
  • Ila Singh, MD, PhD

    Professor, Baylor College of Medicine. Chief of Laboratory Medicine, and Chief of Pathology Informatics, Texas Children's Hospital.


Clinical laboratories often interact their information technology (IT) department, especially when installing new instruments, adding new tests to the menu, defining critical values, analyzing ordering patterns, and developing clinical decision support (CDS) for test orders and results. Despite the need to work closely together, medical laboratory professionals may feel uncomfortable approaching IT, delaying potential improvements in laboratory workflows and patient care. We will provide information about how best the clinical laboratory can work with IT, along with examples where dialog has produced tangible, sustainable improvements across the larger healthcare setting.

Learning objectives:

  • Present the role of informatics in modern clinical laboratories.
  • Discuss importance of clinical laboratory relationships with the IT department to implement new tests and optimize CDS support.
  • Provide examples of successful relationship building between clinical labs and IT department and the challenges involved.

Labroots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this webinar, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit once you have viewed the webinar in its entirety. CE credits are available for this webinar up to 2 years from the date of the live broadcast.

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