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  • How to Promote the Value of Laboratory Medicine
    As healthcare reform moves from a volume driven payment system to a value driven payment system Dr Kroft showed members of the lab medicine team how they can take advantage of these changes and showcase the value of pathology and laboratory medicine in improved patient outcomes Check out his talk at the 2014 ASCP Annual Meeting below Please register to comment Updates via Most Active Members Partners Founding Sponsor Resources
    http://www.labsarevital.de/resources/build-lab-awareness/labs-are-vital/2016/02/10/how-to-promote-the-value-of-laboratory-medicine (2016-04-30)


  • Economic evaluation of pro-calcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy in acute respiratory infections
    one million member cohort comprising inpatients intensive care units ICU and outpatients resulted in net one year savings of nearly 700 000 to the integrated delivery network 73 326 in the ICU and 5 329 824 in outpatient settings Extrapolating to the entire US insured population pro calcitonin guided care would result in 1 6 billion in savings annually These cost benefit data exemplify eloquently the added value of laboratory medicine to patient care and to healthcare networks Pro calcitonin guided antibiotic therapy of the acute respiratory tract results in net one year savings of nearly 700 000 to the integrated delivery network 73 326 in the ICU and 5 329 824 in outpatient settings 1 Schuetz P Balk R Briel M Kutz A Christ Crain M Stolz D et al Economic evaluation of procalcitonin guided antibiotic therapy in acute respiratory infections a US health system perspective Clin Chem Lab Med 2015 53 4 583 92 DOI 10 1515 cclm 2014 1015 Corresponding author Dr John Schneider at john schneider avalonecon com Edgard Delvin PhD Edgard Delvin PhD is the Clinical Editor for LabsAreVital and a Researcher CHU Sainte Justine Research Centre Montreal Canada Please register to comment Updates via
    http://www.labsarevital.de/resources/community-experience/labs-are-vital/2015/03/13/economic-evaluation-of-pro-calcitonin-guided-antibiotic-therapy-in-acute-respiratory-infections (2016-04-30)

  • Exome and genome sequencing for diagnosis of paediatric neurodevelopmental disorders
    Children s Mercy Kansas City MO genomic sequencing diagnostic program Eighty five of these were families of ambulatory care clinic patients the remaining 15 were families of critically ill patients enrolled from the hospital s neonatal or paediatric intensive care units NDDs affect more than 3 of children with diagnoses such as intellectual disability global developmental delay and autism At the present time determining the cause of NDDs often involves lengthy and costly diagnostic testing up to 55 000 US without yielding a definitive diagnosis Based on their results the researchers concluded that sequencing of the genomes and or exomes of parental child trios should be part of the early NDD diagnostic work up and that rapid sequencing should be extended to critically ill infants and children 1 Soden S Saunders CJ Willig LK Farrow EG Smith LD Petrikin JE et al Effectiveness of exome and genome sequencing guided by acuity of illness for diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders Sci Transl Med 2014 6 265 265ra168 Doi 10 1126 scitranslmed 3010076 http ees elsevier com clb default asp Edgard Delvin PhD Edgard Delvin PhD is the Clinical Editor for LabsAreVital and a Researcher CHU Sainte Justine Research Centre Montreal Canada Please
    http://www.labsarevital.de/resources/community-experience/labs-are-vital/2015/01/20/exome-and-genome-sequencing-for-diagnosis-of-paediatric-neurodevelopmental-disorders (2016-04-30)

  • World AIDS Day 2014: “Give a Minute” Campaign
    to raise awareness for HIV testing and the lab Replace your Facebook Twitter or LinkedIn profile picture with the Give a Minute Get tested Find a cure icon see below to spread the word about the importance of HIV testing and to highlight the vital role of pathologists and laboratory professionals who provide patients with testing and treatment It takes under one minute to be tested for HIV after patient information is verified and that minute could be vital to HIV treatment Give a Minute Facebook cover photo Give a Minute Facebook profile photo Give a Minute Twitter or LinkedIn profile photo You can also raise awareness of the need for HIV testing by sharing the Give a Minute infographic Check out the infographic below to learn more or download it here Have you been involved in HIV testing or other efforts to identify and prevent HIV or AIDS Has laboratory HIV testing benefited you or someone you love Share your stories here Please register to comment Updates via Most Active Members Partners Founding Sponsor Resources Categories Strengthen Your Lab Build Lab Awareness Upcoming Events Tweets by LabsAreVital Media Partner Updates via Copyright 2014 Labs Are Vital All rights reserved
    http://www.labsarevital.de/resources/community-experience/labs-are-vital/2014/12/01/world-aids-day-2014-give-a-minute-campaign (2016-04-30)

  • Labs Are Vital Celebrates International Pathology Day
    Day logo for the day Download the logo here Then take a look at how some of your colleagues are celebrating by viewing the winning photos in our International Pathology Day Labs4Life Photo Contest Learn more about International Pathology Day and the importance of pathology and laboratory medicine by taking a look at this factsheet How are you celebrating International Pathology Day Share your comments here Please register to comment
    http://www.labsarevital.de/resources/community-experience/labs-are-vital/2014/11/04/labs-are-vital-celebrates-international-pathology-day (2016-04-30)

  • Get ready for the first annual International Pathology Day
    work by participating in one of the many contests created as a part of the celebration The Royal College of Pathologists has launched two competitions the Pathology Portraits Image Competition and the Why Pathology Matters Twitter Competition The Pathology Portraits contest asks pathologists and laboratory professionals to submit pictures of themselves or their colleagues working for the benefit of patients The Why Pathology Matters Twitter Competition asks participants to send in 140 character tweets containing pathmatters that show why pathology is important The contests close on Oct 19 so head over to the contest website for more details on the competitions and prizes Pathologists and laboratory professionals can also celebrate International Pathology Day by participating in Labs Are Vital s own contest the 2014 Labs4Life Photo Contest Participants in this contest can showcase the vital role of the profession around the globe by submitting photos holding a sign saying Labs4Life at local or national landmarks around the world Winners will receive 1000 U S dollars to spend on a scientific meeting or conference of their choice Learn more about this contest here Get more details on International Pathology Day and related events at ilovepathology org Please register to comment Updates
    http://www.labsarevital.de/resources/community-experience/labs-are-vital/2014/10/13/get-ready-for-the-first-annual-international-pathology-day (2016-04-30)