Hospital Labs Focus On Staffing, Automation, Cost Control

October 2018

Data from 2018 Laboratory Provider Survey: Hospital Laboratories Scrutinize Operations

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

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