Millennials Redefine Quality

The impact of millennials’ interpretations and expectations of quality service from the healthcare profession in general, and of laboratories in particular, continues to grow with each passing year. Now the largest generation demographically, millennials are coming of age and gradually assuming their rightful place as both mass consumers of healthcare services as well as providers.…

Radio Frequency ID Technology (RFID): No More Specimen Hide and Seek

Radio Frequency Identification is a wireless non-contact use of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields that transfer data for the purposes of automatically identifying and tracking tags containing electronically stored information attached to objects. An RFID system has two basic components: a reader and one or more uniquely identifiable tags. The reader can wirelessly interact with the tags…

IQCP: Bridging QC and QA

It appears that there is still some confusion among laboratory personnel in differentiating QC from QA; and that this uncertainty has been compounded by the introduction and implementation of the Individualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP). These are different concepts, and it is important to understand these differences, both from the practical standpoint of what you…