Archive for : Lab Test Management

The Impact of Excessive Use of Troponin Tests in the Emergency Department – Too Much of a Good Thing?

Just as we have learned about blood transfusion overuse, so too we now know that overuse of lab tests can be costly and cause patient harm. Cardiac Troponins (cTn) are markers of myocardial necrosis, and because of their high cardiac-specificity,…

Written by: Mediware Consulting and Analytics on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Lab Test Management

Campaign Encourages Better Utilization of Laboratory Tests

American College of Physicians (ACP), the US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundations’ “Choosing Wisely” Campaign Encourage Better Utilization of Laboratory Tests The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation (ABIMF) is working with…


Laboratory Test Management Programs

Reducing Blood Transfusions Through an Effective Laboratory Test Management Program It is well known that the longer a patient stays in the hospital, the more likely one is to develop anemia. This could be due to the fact that patients…