Improving Outcomes with Effective Chronic Disease Management at the Point of Care
With increases in quality standards and patient volume, and the continuing reduction of resources, hospital chronic disease management programs face many challenges. Join this lively panel discussion to hear best practices using point-of-care solutions to improve outcomes for chronic-disease patients.
Improved Diagnostic Pathway and Treatment for Hospitalized Patients with Acute Kidney Injury
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is recognized globally as a major determinant of chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular mortality. It is associated with doubled length of hospital stay, increased costs of care and a significant increase in in-hospital mortality. Unfortunately, underrecognition and underdiagnosis of AKI remain a leading concern worldwide.
Understanding TORCH Infections from both a Clinical and Personal Perspective
Are you aware that cytomegalovirus (CMV), a TORCH infection, is one of the most common congenital infections and affects 0.3%–2.4% of live births in developed countries? Understanding TORCH infections before and throughout pregnancy can lead to healthier outcomes for mothers and babies. Learn about TORCH infections from the perspective of both a physician and a parent who experienced congenital infection during pregnancy.
Enhanced Patient Care, Reduced Costs and Measurable Better Healthcare Performance through Implementation of Intelligent Liver Function Testing (iLFT)
Liver Function Tests (LFTs) are commonly ordered for the assessment and progression of liver disease, of which 20% are abnormal, the causes of which are often complex and often under investigated. This webinar presents a team's innovative best practice in which partners across the clinical care pathway collaborated to develop and implement an Intelligent Liver Function testing (iLFT) algorithm that maximizes detection of early liver disease, increases appropriate investigations and follow-up for patients with abnormal Liver Function Test (LFT) results, and delivers cost-effective high-quality patient care.
Thyroid Dysfunction in Pregnancy and its Effect on Neonates
Thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, are common endocrinologic disorders found in pregnancy and can lead to numerous problems in the mother and baby. In this webinar you will learn the common clinical presentations of thyroid disorders in pregnancy and the diagnosis of each.
The Value of the Laboratory to a Healthcare System
Hospital laboratories play an important role in today’s complex healthcare environment. Laboratories can serve as critical strategic partners for hospitals in the areas of population health initiatives, shifting the cost curve by lowering length of stay, and even assisting with physician recruitment and retention efforts. The laboratory is oftentimes not viewed as a strategic partner by hospital administration, and through this webinar, Duane J. Fitch will provide lab leadership with examples of how the lab can be a value added partner in the overall delivery of healthcare.