Lab Stewardship is the careful, responsible, and evidenced based management of laboratory resources by reducing clinically unnecessary lab testing.
A methodical lab stewardship program will increase lab capacity, reduce lab supply and reference expenses, maximize hospital profitability and improve patient care.
Lab Stewardship programs will improve patient safety and quality in patient care by supporting the use of evidence-based laboratory testing practices resulting in overall cost savings.
Accumen’s industry leading Lab Stewardship program offers flexibility and customizable solutions for a health system’s lab stewardship journey. Our team of experts and our lab stewardship playbooks combined with our technology solutions make Accumen’s Lab Stewardship program a leader in the industry.
Below are some aspects of a Accumen Lab Stewardship Program:
Having a reliable technology platform is one of the most crucial elements when implementing Lab Stewardship. Accumen brings that to the forefront with their offering to provide real time data analytics that are easily accessible and provide all the information necessary to ensure your organization is prepared for any accreditation survey.
Most importantly data on the following:
• Inpatient Morning Readiness
• Incorrect Test Order Frequency
• Daily Outliers (BMP, CBC, Troponin)
One size does not fit all when it comes to instituting a Lab Stewardship program at your organization. Accumen’s experience knows that it is important to have the ability to change tests, strategies, and education to fit the needs of your clinical laboratory.
That is why you can trust that our team will provide you with Industry Leading Expert Guidance. Our team of devoted experts will support and create a stand-alone lab stewardship committee and support your medical staff that results in a strong infrastructure and a sustainable Lab Stewardship program.
Having easily accessible actionable data is paramount when implementing a lab stewardship program. Accumen recognized that and provides immediate data-driven interventions based on provider level test utilization data, while also providing the financial impact of your lab stewardship program.
Accumen will guide your organization with implementation of CPOE recommendations that support all physician guidelines. As well as, create an infrastructure that facilitates comprehensive education and awareness stewardship campaigns.
Nationally recognized clinical leadership experts within Lab Stewardship helps advance projects through effective, clear and trusted communication. You can trust our team to handle peer-to-peer physician collaboration efforts, with no need to hire any additional resources.
When considering Accumen for your Lab Stewardship program realize you get more than just Accumen and our team of experts. We have many strategic partnerships and that access will be passed along.
The need for lab stewardship within hospital systems will continue to grow, as more and more tests are inappropriately ordered and lead to reduced patient care. Learn more about how Accumen stays at the forefront of innovation and technology, and can help get a Lab Stewardship program started for your organization.
Accumen has implemented and been engaged with 150+ hospitals developing Lab Stewardship Programs
Our partners average a 5% reduction in Test Utilization
Accumen has saved more than $10M in Test Utilization Savings from our partners
Brent Bolton is the VP/GM of Supply Chain and oversees the national Accumen Supply Chain team. His team is responsible for all strategic sourcing, negotiations, and contracting for over 500+ hospitals and 40+ health systems. Brent is a Supply Chain and Materials Management expert with over 20 years’ experience in the manufacturing and healthcare industry. He is results driven, and has a proven track record of cost reduction, continuous process improvement, and strategic partnerships. Brent has an MBA from Point Loma Nazarene University and a BS in Business Management with an emphasis in Supply Chain Management from Arizona State University. Brent is an Adjunct Professor for the College of Business at San Diego State University, teaching graduate courses in management of operations and supply chain systems. He is a Certified Professional in Supply Chain (CPSM), and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Eric Jurinic is the Vice President of Supply Chain Operations at Accumen. He is involved in all aspects of client supply chain initiatives relating to, quality improvement, inventory management purchasing strategy, and cost reduction. Eric previously served as Client Supply Chain Manager for ACL Laboratories. Eric has over ten years of supply chain experience in roles of increasing responsibility at fortune 500 companies spanning multiple disciplines performing complex global market analysis, applying advanced negotiation concepts and has expertise in game theory sourcing. Eric also has regional responsibility for supply chain diagnostic modeling at new client partnerships. Eric holds a BBA in Integrated Supply Chain Matrix Management and a Minor in Economics. In his career, Eric has partnered with several stakeholders and businesses to drive and implement over $150MM in total cost saving initiatives.
Chris Crossett is the Director of Supply Chain at Accumen. He is involved in client delivery initiatives relating to laboratory contracting, quality improvement and cost reduction. Chris previously served in this capacity at other Accumen clients. Chris has over six years of experience in healthcare supply chain management, contracting and value analysis. His experience spans leading costing savings initiatives, value analysis committees and complex contract negotiations. Chris has also been responsible for client supply chain management for a portfolio of accounts. In addition to his supply chain management responsibilities, Chris also assists in contract analysis for potential new clients. Chris holds a BS in Health Care Administration along with an MBA with a concentration in Health Care Management.
Angela Boutte is a Supply Chain Manager at Accumen. In her role, Angela is responsible for delivering maximum value for clients through execution of cost savings and process improvement initiatives. Angela brings over 22 years of laboratory diagnostics experience to the Accumen team, and she has built her career progressing through one of the leading manufacturers in the diagnostics industry. Angela maintains a strong track record of success and leadership throughout her career, being the leader for several strategic corporate accounts teams on specific strategic initiatives. With her diverse base of experience, Angela has the ability to learn and adapt quickly, which is a key to success in the complex and fast-changing pace of the lab industry. Angela holds a BS in Clinical Laboratory Science from Northeast Louisiana University.