Leveraging the real value of laboratory medicine with the value proposition

Christopher P. Price, Andrew St John, Robert Christenson, Volker Scharnhorst, Michael Oellerich, Patricia Jones, Howard A. Morris

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Abstract

Improving quality and patient safety, containing costs and delivering value-for-money are the key drivers of change in the delivery of healthcare and have stimulated a shift from an activity-based service to a service based on patient-outcomes. The delivery of an outcomes-based healthcare agenda requires that the real value of laboratory medicine to all stakeholders be understood, effectively defined and communicated. The value proposition of any product or service is the link between the provider and the needs of the customer describing the utility of the product or service in terms of benefit to the customer. The framework of a value proposition for laboratory medicine provides the core business case that drives key activities in the evolution and maintenance of high quality healthcare from research through to adoption and quality improvement in an established service. The framework of a value proposition for laboratory medicine is described. The content is endorsed by IFCC and WASPaLM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-186
Number of pages4
JournalClinica Chimica Acta
Volume462
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

Keywords

  • Clinical effectiveness
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Evidence-based laboratory medicine
  • Healthcare quality
  • Healthcare safety
  • Value of laboratory medicine
  • Value proposition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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    Price, C. P., John, A. S., Christenson, R., Scharnhorst, V., Oellerich, M., Jones, P., & Morris, H. A. (2016). Leveraging the real value of laboratory medicine with the value proposition. Clinica Chimica Acta, 462, 183-186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cca.2016.09.006