Annual Arnold O. Beckman conference in clinical chemistry. Charleston SC USA, 1995/02/05.
Clinical laboratory consultants (M.D. s and Ph.D. s) must add value and medical relevance to the healthcare system to earn and maintain their roles in an era of managed care.
Service opportunities include new and expanded roles in system-wide (a) managing of point-of-care testing, (b) informatics and information systems, (c) clinical consultation, (d) resource management, (e) management of utilization, (f) improving healthcare quality assurance, and (g) technology assessment and implementation.
Hypothesis-driven research focused on the linkage between the laboratory and outcome analysis, clinical practice guidelines, total quality improvement, technology assessment, and healthcare policy provides major opportunities to compete for expanding research support.
Changes in clinical laboratory consultant training are necessary to provide the knowledge, skills, and experience required to provide value-added and medically relevant services.
Clinical laboratory consultants with Ph.D. degrees should initially be trained broadly in all areas of the laboratory, with emphasis on system-wide issues, and then trained as specialized scientists.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Etats Unis, Biologie clinique, Médecin, Personnel sanitaire, Rôle professionnel, Homme, Assurance qualité, Formation professionnelle, Réforme, Soin coordonné, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, United States, Clinical biology, Physician, Health staff, Occupational role, Human, Quality assurance, Occupational training, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0496238
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 01/03/1996.