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Value of Lab Medicine: Transforming the Landscape of Healthcare

  • Credit:1.0 ACCENT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Date:SEP.26.2023 1:00 p.m. - 02:00 p.m.
  • Level: Basic

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This webinar was recorded live on September 26, 2023.
It is available on demand through September 30, 2024.
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The delivery of healthcare is shifting from a cost-based to a value-based care paradigm. This new approach emphasizes evidence, efficiency, and accuracy in clinical decision-making that reduces costs while improving patient outcomes. The clinical laboratory is an integral part of this new system. Laboratory professionals must challenge the perceptions of the clinical laboratory as solely a provider of test results to that of a provider of integrated and actionable clinical insights that can improve patient outcomes and decrease the total cost of care.

The first in a series, this webinar will demonstrate why this reevaluation is essential for transforming the landscape of healthcare and provide some examples of the value of lab medicine in action.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for lab supervisors, lab directors (and/or assistant directors), lab managers (supervisory and/or non-supervisory), medical technologists, and other laboratory professionals overseeing/conducting within this topic.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the current trends in the healthcare system
  • Describe the role of the clinical laboratory in this value-based care paradigm
  • Explain differing approaches for incorporating facets of the value of lab medicine within the healthcare delivery system.


David GrenacheDavid G. Grenache, PhD, D(ABCC)
Chief Scientific Officer, TriCore Reference Laboratories
Clinical Professor of Pathology, University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Tricia RavalicoTricia Ravalico
Director, Scientific Leadership and Global Education
Abbott Executive Lead, UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Program
Dallas, TX

Disclosures and Statement of Independence

The Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly AACC) is dedicated to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. All participating planning committee members and faculty are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. The intent of this disclosure is to provide participants with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The following faculty reported financial relationships:

  • Tricia Ravalico
    • Salary: Abbott
    • Stocks/Bonds: Abbott

The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationships:

  • David G. Grenache, PhD, D(ABCC)

Content Validity

All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients; AND/OR all scientific research referred to or reported in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Accreditation Statement

This activity is approved for 1.0 ACCENT® continuing education credits. Activity ID# 4253. This activity was planned in accordance with ACCENT® Standards and Policies.

Successful Completion Statement

Verification of Participation certificates are provided to registered participants based on completion of the activity, in its entirety, and the activity evaluation. For questions regarding continuing education, please email [email protected].