Using Lab Information to Reduce Downstream Healthcare Costs: Case Studies

Cardinal Health Lab Briefings webinar series

This webinar is presented by Ran Whitehead, Chief Executive at PeaceHealth Laboratories.


Laboratory testing provides more than just a snapshot of a patient’s medical condition at any point in time. Leveraging the power of the information provided by the laboratory can have significant impact on other downstream costs within the health care ecosystem and beyond to community health.

This webinar will provide case studies on how laboratory information is being used at a large integrated health care delivery system to lower cost and improve patient outcomes. Case studies will discuss how the data generated by the laboratory can help educate patient care teams, streamline/optimize test ordering, and provide visibility to patient adherence.



Upon completion of this continuing education activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Analyze the “real” value of laboratory information.
  2. Identify sources of concrete examples of where laboratory information provides downstream value.
  3. Evaluate new financial models for laboratory reimbursement and/or cost containment.
  4. Discuss the most effective ways to become an advocate for laboratory testing.


Intended audience

This continuing education credit is intended for use by clinical laboratory professionals who are interested in learning how they can use lab information to reduce downstream healthcare costs.


Take the course and obtain CE credits

Attend this basic level webinars at no cost. This webinar is managed by Whitehat Communications and offer one P.A.C.E.® Continuing Education contact hour1 for up to six months after the live event.

One P.A.C.E® credit is available upon completion of the course: Using Lab Information to Reduce Downstream Healthcare Costs: Case Studies

P.A.C.E.® credits are widely recognized in the clinical laboratory profession and can be used to fulfill most continuing education requirements.

1 Whitehat Communications is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.