lab test Archives
Feb. 14, 2019—Following a massive initiative that changed how every lab sample is labeled and how those samples are matched to patients, critical results that guide patient care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are returning to health care teams in about half the time it once took.
Apr. 19, 2018—Much of everyday clinical decision-making is informed by lab tests performed rapidly on automated instrumentation — basic metabolic panels, complete blood counts, all the lab orders for which clinicians expect quick results.
Mar. 12, 2015—A committee of physician leaders has embarked on a multi-year effort to take a close look at all types of lab work ordered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and in the process do away with unnecessary or obsolete tests.
Aug. 1, 2014—A Vanderbilt University Medical Center initiative being led by teams of resident physicians is reducing repetitive lab tests and making a visible impact on health care delivery.