In less than 10 years, technological advancements have had an enormous impact on the health care industry, which according to RBC Capital Markets, produces approximately 30 percent of the world’s data volume.1 Capturing every moment of the patient care journey now makes it possible to incorporate integrated, real-time access to data into reporting.
As clinical laboratories have evolved, so has the desire to improve the quality of care and contain costs across the sector. With the right knowledge, tools, and a thoughtful deployment, improved cost, quality, and patient care can be achieved. If you’re a clinical lab leader looking to implement effective programs, consider the following steps:
- Invest in infrastructure
- Build a foundation
- Cultivate a data-driven culture
The health care data pool will only continue to grow. Gaining better visibility into its insights offers clinical leaders and providers a deeper and more accurate understanding of the patient story, which could sometimes mean the difference between life and death.
Leveraging clinical data to gain actionable intelligence leads to the right test and the right prescription for patients, and improves productivity and patient safety while cutting costs.