ISO 15189 all'ombra dell'Equatore. Descrizione dell’esperienza del North Kinangop Catholic Hospital Laboratory in Kenya
ISO 15189 in the shadow of the Equator. Description of the experience in the North Kinangop Catholic Hospital Laboratory (Kenya).
Introduction: it is nowadays recognized that, in low income countries, the development of quality-assured laboratory services is a major part of a greater framework of health system strengthening and that limited laboratory capacity represents a major barrier to implementation and sustainability of prevention, treatment and care programs. Acknowledging this need, the North Kinangop Catholic Hospital clinical laboratory (Kenya) pursued and obtained ISO 15189 accreditation in clinical biochemistry and haematology.
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Pubblicato online il: 14.04.2020
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Il futuro della Medicina di Laboratorio: un Manifesto per i suoi professionisti
Future of laboratory medicine: a Manifesto for laboratory professionals
In the last decades, the landscape of clinical laboratories has experienced monumental changes due to both technological developments and new challenges. Laboratory medicine has been strongly influenced by technological developments, but also by a wide range of other issues such as the healthcare system organization, medical practice and, more recently, patient empowerment. In the coming decade, many and different trends will intersect, interact, and over lap each other, and with current laboratory practices. These dramatic innovations make of critical importance for leaders to prepare for a future with the understanding of possible collisions between linear trends and nonlinear external forces. The aim of the present paper is to discuss the future of clinical laboratories according to two different approaches: technological and professional viewpoints. In particular, a revised version of the “ten points manifesto” for the future of laboratory professionals is described, with a focus on the main drivers and efforts that should be done to demonstrate the added value and true role of laboratory medicine in modern health care systems. The main goal of the manifesto is to emphasize the central role and the vital contribution of clinical laboratories and their professionals to improved health care, patient safety and clinical outcomes.
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