Impact and ease of implementation are two general ways to categorize laboratory stewardship interventions. For example, sending an email about best practice guidelines is easy to do but most likely will have little impact on actual practice.
An internal investigation found inappropriate access to patient electronic health records at Red Deer Regional Hospital over a six-month period, Alberta Health Services said Friday in a news release.
Researchers at Western University have developed a new way to deliver the DNA-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 into microorganisms in the lab, providing a way to efficiently launch a targeted attack on specific bacteria.
Creating functional, productive, recombinant cell cultures that behave as advertised involves a great deal of effort in cell line selection, transfection, clone-picking, culturing, and testing to assure cell population homogeneity. Many companies therefore outsource cell line development to concentrate on activities considered more urgent or “core.”
Hospitals of the future will operate very differently than today thanks to the boom in AI, according to the American Hospital Association. The AHA’s Center for Health Innovation published a Market Insights report on how AI will impact health systems and hospitals.
The rate of syphilis infection in British Columbia is the highest it’s been in 30 years and the provincial health officer is asking the public to get proactive about testing and treatment.
Laboratory managers are charged with making many kinds of decisions on a near-daily basis. In fact, decision making is one of the key responsibilities of leadership in any organization. Even though most laboratory managers are leading organizations that create, evaluate, and report data as a consistent part of the delivery of their function, many decisions seem to be made from opinion and feeling rather than from data.
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