Competing priorities within the lab can make it difficult to ensure your lab is always meeting regulatory and quality standards. There is a solution, however, to meeting regulatory standards and achieving a more self-sustaining quality management system.
• Today’s environment presents a particular challenge with labor shortages.
• Hospitals are under constant pressure to reduce costs; therefore, laboratories need to be able to meet regulatory burdens in a cost-effective manner.
• Having the right set of knowledge and skills are an essential part of implementing necessary processes to comply with often complex regulatory guidelines.
• Regardless of the environment, regulatory readiness must remain a priority at all times.
Solution: Accreditation-readiness is important for laboratories to comply with regulations, and for quality assurance and patient safety. In addition, accreditation is a recognized mark of professional credibility, and payers may require lab services to be accredited.
Benefit: As part of a comprehensive regulatory assessment by section, Accumen conducts gap analysis outlining deviations from accreditation standards (CLIA, TJC, CAP, AABB, COLA, state, and others). Based on each site’s individual findings, Accumen partners with internal stakeholders to develop a roadmap that ensures the laboratory is fully compliant-ready for any inspection.