Hospital Labs Focus On Staffing, Automation, Cost Control
Hospital labs say staffing will be their leading challenge over the next year, and that inadequate staffing is having a significant impact on their staff operations. Declining reimbursement levels have made cost-control a leading priority. Many labs are focusing on updating their capital equipment in order to drive operational efficiency.
- 48% of hospital labs said cost reduction is a top strategic priority for the next 12-18 months
- 65% of hospital labs indicated staffing will be their top challenge in 2019
Source: Data from 2018 Laboratory Provider Survey: Hospital Laboratories Scrutinize Operations