Lab certification management can be difficult and time-consuming for organizations. Maintaining certifications and accreditations that provide proof of meeting standards like the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA), is key to the success of clinical laboratory operations.
Managing the documentation and deadlines for these certifications and accreditations can be complex for large networks spanning multiple states, as continually monitoring deadlines and submission details is time consuming. In a fast-paced lab environment, keeping up to date with the changes is challenging and may result in missed updates, especially if an organization has no automated or centralized way of managing information. This can lead to issues with the accurate completion of certification applications and cost your organization money.
Recently, a major Minnesota healthcare provider realized the value of changing their process for lab certification and accreditation management. With 190 labs running over 2 million tests per year, the provider's process of manually tracking certificate completion, maintenance and expiration dates in a spreadsheet was challenging.
Collaborating with VACAVA Inc., a custom solution provider, they designed and implemented a software application which simplifies data collection, management and access. The cloud implementation enabled remote data entry in a real-time sharing environment and introduced features such as certification renewal notifications, compliance reports, profile management, certificate archiving and automated certification and accreditation form population. This new solution has enabled the provider to reduce their management cost and increase efficiency. Now, one employee (FTE) manages lab compliance and accreditation for all 190 labs in the provider's network.
This software application, developed in collaboration with one of the world's most respected healthcare organizations, is now available to organizations of all sizes at an affordable price. VACAVA's LabRight Certification is a tool for busy lab professionals, enabling greater efficiency and lower cost management of lab certifications and accreditations.
Want to learn more about VACAVA's LabRight Certification and the benefits it can offer you? Visit www.vacava.com/labright.