This year marks the 6th year of our annual State of Laboratory Technology survey and results issue. Looking back at all the practice and regulatory changes that have transpired in that time, it is amazing to realize how dramatically the laboratory has grown in role and responsibility. Reliance on rapidly maturing automation and technology has gained significantly, matched only by the increased demand on clinically precise and 100% safe laboratory analysis and pathology diagnosis.
Maintaining compliance with myriad rules, regulations, and recommendations is a daunting task under the best of circumstances, but given the number of different roles undertaken by today’s laboratory director, rare is the day that complications do not arise. Thus, reliance on proven and robust technology is essential.
The data described in the following pages, trending over multiple years and representing a well-refined survey methodology, can be used to compel your facility’s administration to continue supporting positive operational changes to laboratory systems and processes. To download a PowerPoint slide package of this year’s State of Laboratory Technology data for use in presentations or proposals to colleagues and administration, simply visit medlabmag.com/slides.
Combining the skill, education, and passion of a clinical laboratorian with cutting edge technology enhances patient care and reduces costs for today’s hospitals and health systems. To this end, we are very proud that 80% of hospital laboratory directors use MLM to directly influence automation and technology acquisitions.
We greatly appreciate the time and effort spent on this survey and we encourage your feedback. If there are other technological instruments or devices you would like us to consider, please drop us a line.
With best regards,