Without argument, the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken and challenged every health care system and organization. What has remained the same for health care providers is our unwavering commitment to care for our patients and communities.
Pandemic or not, pathologists are guiding hospitals and health systems to make decisions that ensure testing and diagnostic accuracy, improve patient care for better patient outcomes, mitigate risks, and ensure quality.
Medical laboratories always have been indispensable, but the pandemic shed a light on just how valuable they are. Suddenly, these historically overlooked departments became the face of health care’s pandemic response. As pathology and medical technology professionals guided hospitals through shifting testing demands, and collaborated with other clinicians and hospital and health system leaders, they affirmed their place at the leadership table.Read the Case Example
In response to the novel coronavirus pandemic in the US, the University of Chicago Medicine’s medical laboratories found ways to quickly deliver accurate diagnostic-testing results for their own patients and those in the community they served.Read the Case Example
Pathologists explore a COVID-19 treatment that uses convalescent plasma or CCP collected from individuals who recovered from COVID-19.Listen to the CAPcast
Through a laboratory/clinician initiative, the Cleveland Clinic found creative ways to leverage data-driven, evidence-based best practices regarding laboratory testing to influence systemwide costs.Review the Case Example
Partnering together to confront the pandemic, leading pathologists and health care executives shared their novel coronavirus lessons learned and ongoing challenges.Learn More
The CAP’s 15189 accreditation program to the ISO 15189 standard creates a quality culture meant to connect the dots between risk management and quality improvement.Review the Case Example