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Pathology

Why Participate?

 
  • Benchmark with your peers to understand how your service compares 

    Insight into your Pathology service

    Share your successful innovations with your colleagues

    Connect with readmission experts to solve your issues

    Develop practical implementation plans to improve your service

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For more information or to join this relevant group please contact Health Roundtable HERE.

 

Cost

For more information on the Pathology Improvement Group costs please contact us HERE.

 

The 2020 Pathology Improvement Group brochure will be available soon.

Improvement Group Name

Pathology Improvement Group

Pathology Improvement Group 2020

The Health Roundtables special Pathology Improvement Group allows members to share successful innovations at our annual workshop and through our online innovation library.

In 2018, in collaboration with Public Pathology Australia, a dedicated special improvement group was formed to identify improvement and service enhancement to improve the efficiency and quality of Pathology services across patient episodes. Focusses requested by our members included:

  1. Ordering the right test at the right time
  2. Understanding the future of pathology testing - point of care vs central labs; new advances like genomics
  3. Benchmarking overall costs of pathology testing (in-house vs commercial contracts)
  4. Ensuring that pathology results are recorded in patient records for coding/treatment purposes
  5. Comparing pathology productivity - relative value units per FTE
     

Pathology Improvement Group members learnt and adapted existing models of care and developed peer networks that helped them improve their pathology services.

The Pathology Improvement Group is extremely relevant in 2020, as clinical pathology testing is seeing accelerated growth due to:

  1. Aging population & increased acuity
  2. R&D leading to more sophisticated specialised testing e.g. in genomics
  3. Increased recognition of value of early detection
  4. Increased affordability
  5. Change in technology - most tests currently ordered by clinicians however changes in technology may lead to growth in point of care testing, testing in doctors’ offices and home testing.

 

This group investigated and discussed some of the key issues around clinical pathology testing:

  • Is there scope to speed up the pace of change in pathology to deliver the benefits available from service reconfiguration and technological development?
  • Understanding the future of pathology testing - point of care vs central labs; new advances like genomics
  • Are there opportunities (to adopt) new investigations and procedures employing innovative technologies?
  • Can we strengthen links between primary care and laboratories to improve turnaround times and reduce inappropriate requests for pathology tests?

 

For more information or to join this relevant group please contact Health Roundtable HERE.

Who should participate?
  1. Contact HRT for more details on the Pathology Improvement Group
  2. Nominate a key liaison to Health Roundtable for Pathology
  3. Attend the unique Pathology workshop & collaborate with your peers
What does The Health Roundtable do? 
  1. Survey participating health services for innovative practice
  2. Collate and analyse results
  3. Collaborate with experts to identify key trends and innovations
  4. Enable you to identify your opportunities and success
  5. Summarise the meeting and circulate all presentations

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