The article, "How a Maryland Lab Met Fixed-budget Test, detailed the successful results achieved by the WMHS Lab in a 10-site pilot program of Maryland hospitals. Hospitals were given a fixed budget and asked to manage the care of the patients within that budget.
Many of our lab leaders and staff were highlighted as part of the piece as well as initiatives put in place regarding automation, staffing, point-of-care testing, and test utilization. Additional measures in areas such as microbiology, blood bank, and chemistry were taken to help achieve cost savings and improve efficiency.
Kudos to the WMHS Laboratory for their ground-breaking work and their much deserved recognition. To view the digital version of the publication, click HERE.