Waste within anatomic pathology (AP) laboratories affects productivity and profitability each and every day. Laboratory waste can be found within defects, overproduction, transportation, workflow imbalance, inventory, and other procedures. Historically, identifying and eliminating waste has been a challenging and cumbersome process, leading to inefficiencies that have not been addressed.
Do you believe there are opportunities to optimize your AP laboratory operation? Do you find it challenging to get accurate, actionable data which highlights those opportunities? Other AP laboratories facing the same challenges have brought on low-cost business intelligence solutions to identify waste and improve productivity.
Viewics is an out-of-the-box, cloud-based solution with dashboards that can monitor and identify sources of laboratory waste. For example, this dashboard highlights:
- A comparison of a lab’s case volume vs. stained slide count. This analysis highlights dramatic increases of slide volumes, as well as the responsible party, department, or process associated with it.
- Counts of stained H&E slides per month by pathologist. This information allows lab leaders to quickly identify who is responsible for the slide increase.
- Detailed H&E slide volume for the pathologist with the highest number of H&E slides in question.
This is just one example of the Viewics dashboards AP laboratories use to quickly identify the root cause of each waste problem and accurately respond to costly increases in slide usage.
Viewics seamlessly mines laboratory information systems alongside data from finance, sales, and operations to provide timely, relevant and actionable AP-specific reporting and analytics designed to identify and eliminate laboratory waste.