Diagnostic Management Teams-Solutions to Reducing Laboratory Error

Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Diagnostic Management Teams-Solutions to Reducing Laboratory Error
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Cost:  $195 

Description of Program Content:
Implementation of Diagnostic Management Teams (DMTs), multidisciplinary teams of clinical experts whose role is to deploy evidence-based diagnostic testing algorithms and patient-specific interpretive reports, may reduce laboratory and, ultimately, diagnostic error.  This talk will discuss the epidemic of laboratory error and how DMTs reduce this error.  Using the example of a DMT focused on hypertension, the session will summarize methods for successfully implementing a diagnostic management team.

Alison Woodworth, PhD, DABCC, FACB
University of Kentucky
Dr. Alison Woodworth is currently Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.  Where she is also Medical Director of the Core Clinical Laboratory and Point of Care testing. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry and currently serves as a director on the ABCC exam committee and Vice President of the credentialing committee. She is actively involved in teaching – having taught pathology residents, medical students, medical technologists, and endocrinology and maternal fetal medicine fellows.  She has also directed a COMACC certified clinical chemistry fellowship training program and will start a new program at the University of Kentucky.  Dr. Woodworth has been actively involved in numerous organizations including AACC where her service on numerous local and national committees including on the AACC Academy Board of Directors, Vice Chair of the House of Delegates, Vice Chair of the Pediatric/Maternal Fetal Medicine Division, and the Science and Practice Core Committee earned her the SYCL Service award.  She also serves on executive council of ACLPS.  Dr. Woodworth is actively involved in clinical/translational research and her noteworthy contributions in the areas of sepsis, endocrinology, and Maternal/Fetal Medicine have resulted in multiple publications and awards.


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