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Webinar: (08-24-2016) Microbiology 286 – Combining Lean, Automation, and Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF) MS in Microbiology to Deliver Faster Answers at Less Cost and Better Quality

$150.00

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
(10 AM Pacific, 11 AM Mountain, 12 Noon Central, 1 PM Eastern)
Jim J. Dunn, PhD, D(ABMM)

Many microbiology practices have remained relatively unchanged for decades. Many processes have been dependent on producing a single quality isolate and an aging workforce has done mostly manual work that is prone to errors. With the introduction of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry testing, laboratories have opportunities to decrease the turn-around time for organism identification, reduce costs associated with multiple methods of organism identification, and improve the quality of organism identification. Incorporation of lean principles and automation have the ability to maximize the impact of MALD-TOF testing by improving the workflow and turn-around time for ID/AST testing for all cultures, increase testing capacity and productivity, and reduce errors. This presentation will review one laboratories’ perspective on this type of end-to-end transformation which led to improvements in patient service, quality, and cost.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
(10 AM Pacific, 11 AM Mountain, 12 Noon Central, 1 PM Eastern)
Jim J. Dunn, PhD, D(ABMM)

Microbiology Session #286: Combining Lean, Automation, and Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF) MS in Microbiology to Deliver Faster Answers at Less Cost and Better Quality: BUY NOW

Learning Objectives.
At the end of this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the strategies for operational assessment of workflow and testing processes in the microbiology laboratory.
  2. Understand how to utilize MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry testing in conjunction with streamlined and improved operational performance practices.
  3. List the outcomes associated with process transformation and automation associated with MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry testing.
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