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Process Improvement Series

Case Studies in Process Improvement

Cutting Laboratory Cost through Process Improvement

Expires January 20, 2016


The Central Clinical Laboratory (CCL) is a highly automated, high volume laboratory. They have recently implemented new chemistry analyzers and are continuously reviewing ways to improve our processes with the new technology, six sigma and lean processes.

Video Length:12 mins

Handout of presentation


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain how the CCL measured their current process verses future processes
  • Relate how "Thinking outside the box" led to little changes that added up
  • Cite data that supported the change

Intended Audience

This series is intended for laboratory administrators and managers, quality assurance and control staff, supervisors, and other laboratory personnel dedicated to continuous process improvement.