RE: [Histonet] Standards for Histology workload

From:"Morken, Tim - Labvision"

I'll put in a plug for Rene's article ("Removing the Stumbling Blocks; Using
Statistics, learn how to optimize your workflow in histology," Advance for
Medical Professionals, July 3, 2006, pp. 18 - 29.

The major "Inconvenient Truth" that Rene points out is that an increase in
the histology workload cannot be handled without either adding more people
or sending the work out (which is functionally the same as adding more
people). The reason for this is because histology has a very low level of
automation. She points out that the clinical lab is mostly automated and one
tech can deal with increases in workload by simply feeding more samples into
the machines and so greatly increase their personal productivity. The vast
majority of work in Histology is still manual so productivity cannot go
beyond some relatively finite personal workload levels. Rene suggests that
lab managers look at the whole system, not individual tech workload, when
trying to increase productivity. 

Thanks Rene!

Tim Morken
Lab Vision - Neomarkers
www.labvision.com

Free webhosting for US State Histotechnology Societies:
http://www.labvisioncorp.com/demowebsite/index.cfm



-----Original Message-----
From: histonet-bounces@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
[mailto:histonet-bounces@lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Rene J Buesa
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 12:33 PM
To: Galiotto, Laura; HISTONET@LISTS.UTSOUTHWESTERN.EDU
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Standards for Histology workload


Laura:
  I am sending under separate cover a paper I just published on the subject.
Hope this will help you.
  rené J.

"Galiotto, Laura"  wrote:
  
Hello Fellow Histotechs
Can anyone direct me to a source which helps estabilsh standards for
Histotechs and workload? I have contacted CAP and ASCP without success. I
have not been successful contacting CLIA


Laura Galiotto, HT (ASCP)
Histology Facilitator




******************* PLEASE NOTE *******************
This E-Mail/telefax message and any documents accompanying this transmission
may contain information that is privileged, confidential, and/or exempt from
disclosure under applicable law and is intended solely for the addressee(s)
named above. If you are not the intended addressee/recipient, you are hereby
notified that any use of, disclosure, copying, distribution, or reliance on
the contents of this E-Mail/telefax information is strictly prohibited and
may result in legal action against you. Please reply to the sender advising
of the error in transmission and immediately delete/destroy the message and
any accompanying documents. Thank you. 
_______________________________________________
Histonet mailing list
Histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
http://lists.utsouthwestern.edu/mailman/listinfo/histonet




 		
---------------------------------
Do you Yahoo!?
 Get on board. You're invited to try the new Yahoo! Mail Beta.
_______________________________________________
Histonet mailing list
Histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
http://lists.utsouthwestern.edu/mailman/listinfo/histonet

_______________________________________________
Histonet mailing list
Histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
http://lists.utsouthwestern.edu/mailman/listinfo/histonet


<< Previous Message | Next Message >>