OPTIMIZING PROCESS WORKFLOW THROUGH LAYOUT REDESIGN
The Leica Biosystems Content and Evidence team has partnered with a private, non-profit, integrated health system to optimize their new laboratory layout to ensure efficient process flow. The laboratory is most interested in ensuring their new laboratory space is structured to best handle the initial volume while allowing for increased growth over the coming years. The new histology laboratory will include routine, special, and immunohistochemistry staining.
OPTIMIZING MICROTOMY, CASE ASSEMBLY AND IHC TESTING THROUGH IMPLEMENTATION OF AUTOMATED SPECIMEN TRACKING
The Leica Biosystems Content and Evidence Team has partnered with a private, multispecialty clinic to assess the impact of implementing automated specimen tracking into their laboratory. This laboratory is most interested in increasing efficiency and patient safety throughout their processes.
OPTIMIZING EFFICIENCY THROUGH AUTOMATION IN H&E STAINING
The Leica Biosystems Process and Solutions Optimization team has partnered with Wisconsin Diagnostics to evaluate and optimize efficiency through automation. For this study, the HistoCore SPECTRA ST H&E staining system was utilized with two different platforms. The HistoCore SPECTRA ST Stainer, with detached Leica CV5030 Coverslipper, was compared with the HistoCore SPECTRA CV coverslipper, offering attached and automated coverslipping
OPTIMIZING ANATOMICAL PATHOLOGY THROUGH IMPLEMENTATION OF SPECIMEN TRACKING
The Leica Biosystems Process and Solutions Optimization team has partnered with a major academic medical center to examine ways to further optimize their anatomic pathology lab and equipment. This laboratory was primarily interested in the impact that specimen tracking can have on increasing efficiency and patient safety.
CASE BASE VERSUS SINGLE PIECE IHC WORKFLOWS EVALUATED IN A LARGE REFERENCE LABORATORY
The Leica Biosystems Process and Solutions Optimization team has partnered with a high-volume reference laboratory to evaluate the potential impact of a case based IHC workflow versus an individual slide workflow.
OPTIMIZATION OF STAFF AND EQUIPMENT TO BOOST THROUGHPUT
The Leica Biosystems Process and Solutions Optimization team has partnered with a major academic facility within an Integrated Network to examine how to optimize staffing and equipment in their immunohistochemistry lab.
POTENTIAL TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE THROUGH IDENTIFYING INEFFICIENCIES
The Leica Biosystems Process and Solutions Optimization team partnered with a private teaching hospital. Hospital Administration was interested in several areas pertaining to the breast care program.
USING LEAN TOOLS TO IDENTIFY INEFFICIENCIES IN IHC PROCESSING
The Leica Biosystems Process and Solutions Optimization team partnered with a medical university to examine how to optimize their IHC lab. Laboratory leadership is interested in gaining efficiencies in the immunohistochemistry and special stain lab as volumes increase.
GASTROENTEROLOGY LABORATORY REDUCES TAT 42% BY ELIMINATING 25% OF TOUCH POINTS
A growing gastroenterology group is looking to double the number of clinics within its network by the end of 2019.To meet their goal, they will need to change their current processes to maintain their high standards of quality without negatively impacting their turn-around-time.
INCREASING CAPACITY THROUGH OPTIMIZING THE LABORATORY LAYOUT
The Leica Biosystems’ Process and Solutions team partnered with an academic medical center to examine how to optimize their anatomic pathology space and equipment.The Leica Biosystems’ Process and Solutions team presented several options to help the client visualize a new layout to achieve their goals of increased capacity and efficiency for their space renovation.