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The Classic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Optimizing Laboratory Testing for Hematologic Disorders Series

Implementing a Utilization Approach

Slide 31

October 2011

I want to conclude by bringing up what I think are 5 important points in trying to implement a utilization approach for the MPNs in the laboratory. Most importantly, there needs to be effective communication between the clinician, pathologist, and laboratory. This is essential if any kind of utilization screening is to work. It is also necessary to obtain pertinent information, CBC, erythropoietin, morphologic findings, JAK2 V617F, etc, so a sequential evaluation can occur. One needs to use a consistent and standard process. For example, following a mutually agreed upon algorithm. It’s appropriate and necessary to use your reports to communicate your process, decisions, and findings, and finally, auditing your results is necessary to assure that the process is giving you and your clinical colleague the desired outcome.

Implementing a Utilization Approach


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