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Sustaining the public health laboratory system; the Laboratory Efficiencies Initiative
  • Published Date:
    May 10, 2012
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services., Laboratory Science, Policy and Practice Program Office. ; Laboratory Efficiencies Initiative. ;
  • Description:
    The danger: fewer public health labs can diagnose threats rapidly -- Goal: achieve a sustainable national public health laboratory system through greater efficiency -- LEI strategy -- Selected examples of existing approaches to improving efficiency

    "CDC and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) developed the Laboratory Efficiencies Initiative (LEI) to help public health labs across the country achieve long-term sustainability by adopting high-efficiency management practices through: Multi-state sharing of laboratory services and within-state reorganization of test services, Procurement discounts through joint purchasing, Generation of new revenue streams, Standardization of testing methods and platforms, 'Lean' assessments to identify operating system efficiencies and improve workflow management, Informatics strategies such as implementing interoperability across information systems, and Workforce development." - p.1

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