In today’s evolving healthcare environment, clinical laboratories must make the transition from a fee-for-service model to fee-for-value models and patient’s centered models. With this shift, a new clinical and business model, known as Clinical Lab 2.0, is emerging for medical laboratories. Clinical Lab 2.0 takes a broader view of the value of laboratory medicine by encouraging laboratories to expand their services to provide integrated care across a health system1.
This session will present an illustrative case study on how FirstPath Laboratory, a South Florida lab providing state of the art diagnostic Anatomic Pathology services for the physicians and patients, has applied Clinical Lab 2.0 to address a pressing issue being faced today: what can be done to keep patients out of the hospital? By partnering with telemedicine services, FirstPath has been able to provide mobile bedside laboratory testing by licensed laboratory professionals. This service extends laboratory quality testing to the patients’ bedside resulting in significant cost savings, improved on-site patient care and ultimately reducing emergency room visits.