Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Very Brief Blog: Patient Centered....Lab Utilization Services!

A few years ago, everything was -omic: genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, microbiomics...  More recently, one of the flypaper catchphrases has been "patient centered:"  ...patient centered EHRs, patient-centered outcomes, patient-centered trial design

A new one to me is Patient Centered Laboratory Utilization Guidance Services, or PLUGS.   See a website based at Seattle Children's Hospital, here, and this consortium of 70+ entities is holding a conference in Seattle this week, PLUGS Summit 2018, here.   See full agenda here.

For another entry point into the quickly changing economics and management tactics of labs, see nearly any issue of Dark Report and see a recent textbook from MGH, Dr Kent Lewandroski's Utilization Management in the Clinical Laboratory, 300pp, 2017, Springer.

I've clipped a few speech titles below.  MolDx's Dr Girish Putcha is also a speaker.