Today's Clinical Lab asked three top experts for their top three tips:
What are your top 3 tips for reducing variability and improving performance?
In my 20+ years of laboratory experience, I feel that the fundamental principles for reducing variability and enhancing laboratory performance remain steadfast:
What's evolved over time is our access to advanced technology and software tools for process automation. The greater the degree of automation, the more consistent these processes become, guaranteeing sustained quality enhancement.
Consider these three key tools to reduce variability:
Optimizing laboratory operations and reducing variability are essential for improving laboratory performance. My top three considerations include:
Together, these three elements form a cohesive framework for achieving these goals: Training ensures that personnel are well-equipped and competent in their roles, while a quality management system establishes standards for consistent performance. Effective communication fosters engagement and collaboration among the lab team. When these considerations are diligently applied, laboratories can operate at their best, ensuring the highest standards of patient care.