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The Importance of Laboratory Signage

Most workplaces have rules and regulations they need to meet.  In many instances, there are committees or administrations that are required to inspect and enforce these regulations within the workplace settings.  This is especially true for medical testing facilities like pathology laboratories and diagnostic laboratories.  The work hazards present in this environment make it essential to comply with certain rules to ensure proper and safe practices within the lab itself. ...

Steps to Create Optimal Workflow in Your Laboratory

When you sit down to perform a laboratory buildout, you want to be sure to consider many different things.  One of the most important things to consider is creating optimal workflow.  When you create an optimal workflow in your laboratory, you'll provide your employees with the space to properly and efficiently perform their daily tasks and experiments.  Without a logical workflow, your laboratory staff will have difficulty performing their daily tasks without distractions ...

How to Manage Your Time in the Laboratory

Are you struggling to manage your time working in the laboratory all day long?  Do you realize that it takes you longer than normal to complete diagnostics and lab testing?  As a company offering customized laboratory counsel and advice, we at Hankins Consulting can help.  There are some ways you can optimize your time when you are working in the laboratory.   Tackle the Big and Difficult Tasks First When you begin your work day, you typically set the...

Tips for Effective Laboratory Management

In order to keep your laboratory doors open and its operations functioning efficiently, proper management is critical.  Management of a laboratory setting includes many different approaches and considerations, because a lab is a large setting with many objectives.  At Hankins Consulting, we offer many laboratory solutions to finding success by giving them advice on anything ranging from equipment preferences, to staffing, to management practices.  There are a few tips to follow...

Why You Need Marketing for Your Pathology Laboratory

So your pathology laboratory is fully constructed to run without a hitch.  Now what?  It's time to promote and market your services to medical facilities and to score business quickly with the right marketing strategies.  At Hankins Consulting, we not only assist with laboratory planning and equipment acquisition, we also see our laboratory clients through the entire laboratory build out process.  This includes marketing and promotion of the lab once your laboratory is...

Strategies for Laboratory Build Out and Planning

Whether you are just beginning to plan your laboratory or you are planning a renovation of an existing laboratory, the construction process can take time and considerable thought.  This process can be challenging.  There are many pieces of equipment that are required to help a lab reach full function and perform all the tests it needs to, and some of these pieces need to be properly placed, affixed, or even flexibly available to technicians.  Because there are a lot of pieces t...

Improve Your Path Lab with Business System Management Practices

Many pathology laboratory managers fail to realize that applying business system management practices to their lab can increase revenue, improve employee morale, and offer a better value to consumers. While many different business system management techniques can be applied, starting with the application of the lean model may be a great place to start. The lean model concentrates on removing non-value steps from the operation.  Lean Manufacturing in the Path Lab The...

Increase Pathology Laboratory Profit Margins

Many doctors’ offices wonder if there is a high enough profit margin to open their pathology laboratory. In the early 2000s, many doctors went to trying pathology condos where many different medical groups would band together and operate their labs within one building. The pathologist and his team would then work their way down the hallway each day to work for the different practices depending on their needs. While the specimens might be sent to another state to be analyzed, a doctor in...

Pathology Laboratory Design Process

There are many challenges with building a pathology lab, but following an organized process helps everyone feel good about the process in the end. Since the process is very complicated, you need to work with an experienced pathology laboratory design consultant, like Hankins Consulting. Letting him lead the way ensures that at the end, you have a flexible, safe, cost-effective, and patient orientated customized pathology lab. Planning The most important group of particip...

Major Details When Considering a Customized Pathology Laboratory Buildout

If you are thinking of doing a pathology laboratory buildout, you need to consider many details before you hire a contractor, pound the first nail, or buy the first piece of equipment. Getting a firm grasp on the overall process helps it go much more smoothly when you start to make detailed decisions with your consultant, like Hawkins Consulting. Create a Social Lab When you choose to create a social lab, you let different team members work together efficiently. Addition...

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