Whether or not your hospital or healthcare facility has its own lab, ensuring a prompt and appropriate turnaround time (TAT) for a lab sample can significantly impact patient satisfaction and clinical decision-making. TAT is widely defined as the time elapsed from when the lab receives the sample until the sample reports are sent back to the clinical staff with lab verification. Physicians may view TAT as the time between test ordering and result reporting. No matter the definition, both can factor into a patient’s care outcome and experience. For facility leaders with in-house labs, think: when did you last analyze your lab’s average TAT?
Whether in single-building elementary schools or multifacility college campuses, clocks are often an overlooked yet essential part of any educational institution. When all clocks within a school are synchronized, their benefits go beyond simply telling time. They can help to decrease tardiness, solidify schedules, and optimize standardized test taking. Additionally, and possibly most importantly, due to the pandemic’s large disruption for many students — synchronized clocks can be a tool to maximize learning time in the classroom.
There’s no denying the importance of patient satisfaction for every hospital or healthcare facility. Surely, striving for positive patient health outcomes is the number one goal, but patient satisfaction and experience can play an integral role in ensuring that happens.
While it may seem like a backdrop to patient care priorities, time synchronization plays an important role in the operational efficiency of healthcare facilities. When you think of your facility’s operations, consider how often you turn to precision timekeeping to document events or incidents, track asset integrity, and keep patient care on schedule. Is your time system working for you? Or does your organization need to get back in sync?
It’s important that your lab is functional with proper time synchronization. How will you identify whether your lab is running in sync? This article will explore ways to ensure your lab time is accurate across all operations, and how Primex solutions can
When you think about your facility’s operations, how much confidence do you have in your synchronized clock system? Are classes starting when scheduled? Are procedures being tracked accurately? Do maintenance and IT teams get repeated requests to bring clocks back in sync? The answers to these questions reveal the overall efficiency of your operations.
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