The Laboratory as a Service Line and Revenue Generator
At a time when clinical quality, cost-effectiveness, and healthcare automation have become daily news topics, inexplicably one of the most advanced sectors of healthcare has been largely ignored: the laboratory and its laboratory information system or LIS.
Clinical Documentation: More than a Cumbersome Chore
“Charting” is often viewed by nurses as a necessary evil. Sure, deep down most nurses know that the exercise is essential — and that regulatory bodies such as the Joint Commission, National Quality Forum, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are looking for the clinical documentation that illustrates that care is being delivered in line with a set of established standards.