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.
INCREASING STAINING CAPACITY THROUGH OPTIMIZING USE OF INSTRUMENTATION
The Leica Biosystems Process and Solutions team has partnered with a Province-based hospital to examine how to optimize their Immunohistochemistry department. Hospital leadership is most interested in gaining efficiencies to accommodate a growing volume of Immunohistochemistry stains.
INCREASING ROUTINE STAINING PRODUCTIVITY & THROUGHPUT THROUGH AUTOMATION
The Leica Biosystems Process and Solutions Optimization team has partnered with a large province-based hospital to review the impact of automating their Routine Staining area. This hospital is most interested in the benefits they could realize in reducing their current hands-on intensive process and improving the throughput of their H&E staining.
GAINING EFFICIENCIES WITH AN ANTI-STATIC WASTE TRAY ON HISTOCORE ROTARY MICROTOMES
Leica Biosystems’ new anti-static microtome paraffin tray was designed to resist the adhesion of paraffin sections to the tray and allow for ease of cleaning. The following research was conducted to measure the different time measurements between the following methods: cleaning a standard paraffin tray; cleaning a standard paraffin tray with wet paper towels; and cleaning the anti-static tray.