ADDRESSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVING CARE CADENCE BY DRIVING INTERDEPARTMENTAL COLLABORATION
Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC) is a community hospital in Portsmouth, Ohio. Review of data pertaining to breast care delivery demonstrated opportunities for improvement. Analysis of the cadence of care processes across departments demonstrated delays in care and outmigration potential. One quality study demonstrated 10% of patients did NOT select SOMC for surgical intervention post biopsy.
BENEFITS OF IMPLEMENTING A SPECIMEN TRACKING SYSTEM (STS) IN ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY
Anatomic pathology has historically relied on manual systems of tracking and data collection. While many laboratory information systems (