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From: "Jones, Laura"
To: "Histonet (E-mail)"
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 11:45 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Workload/Billable Tests and Staffing
> Greetings fellow Histotechs. I would appreciate it if anyone could help
> or share their own method of reporting workload to the "powers that be";
> in turn use that information to determine staffing in the Histology Lab.
> In my situation, staffing is being determined based soley on billable
> which as we all know is not a true indication of the work being done. We
> are a small community hospital and essentially do it all. We run and get
> the specimens, accession them, set them up with cassettes, gross and
> things that do not need to be cut, prepare slides for the next day,cut and
> run immunos, etc. In short, we are extremely busy, but this is not
> reflected in "billable tests".
> Could you please share with me any ideas or formulas you have to more
> accurately report what you are doing? Or, if you are willing to share
> number of billable tests and your number of techs, perhaps I could compile
> this information and gain some kind of persepctive. I was only recently
> given this responsibility, and apologize for my naivite, inexperience and
> ignorance! I'd greatly appreciate your advice and knowledge.
> Thank you all in advance! Laura
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