11/14/2019

The Impact of Workflow Modification

See how this hospital lab reduced risk of blood transfusion-related errors by 98.8%

Aaron Hurst discusses how he leveraged technology to realize his vision for continuous process improvement and a truly paperless lab. Mr. Hurst details how he oversaw a 8-year transformation of his laboratory’s processes, including implementing a paperless blood bank system, optimizing blood product utilization, and improving turnaround time.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the role advanced technology played in improving efficiency, reducing errors and waste, and reducing transfusion services staff time by 85%
  • Understand the new process for issuing blood to reduce the risk of errors, ensuring the right unit to the right patient at the right time
  • Review guidance on driving large scale change to workflow and processes through the laboratory and hospital

Disclosures: This promotional educational activity is brought to you by Ortho Clinical Diagnostics and is not certified for Continuing Medical Education (CME). The speakers are presenting on behalf of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics and must present information in accordance with applicable and/or local regulatory country requirements.

About our Speaker

More about our Speaker

Aaron Hurst has held a variety of responsibilities in the clinical laboratory at Newton Medical Center in Kansas, including supervisory roles as the second shift supervisor, blood bank supervisor, and chemistry laboratory supervisor. He has devoted his medical technologist career to supporting Newton Hospital laboratory through improved efficiency, lean management, and enhanced patient safety.