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Opportunities and pitfalls when integrating laboratory disciplines

Andreas Matussek1,*

1Laboratory Services, Jönköping County Council, Jönköping, Sweden

New innovative strategies to deliver cohesive laboratory results are needed to continuously enhance service levels to meet future patient needs and thereby controlling costs. Modern technical platforms and laboratory information systems enable efficient and integrated processes within the clinical laboratory.

On one hand the presentation will highlight possibilities for integration of laboratory processes by collaboration and innovative technical solutions, resulting in enhanced service for customers and patients exemplified in Jönköping County Council, Sweden.

On the other hand challenges regarding technical limitations, cultural differences and possible gaps of knowledge will be presented. 

Keywords: Laboratory organization