Lab Quality Confab Archive:

2007 Event Information- Sep 19-20 in Atlanta, GA:

Lab Quality Confab General Session

It's everything about quality and management in diagnostic medicine!

Lab Quality Confab is an annual gathering dedicated to advancing the knowledge, skills, and effectiveness of quality management practitioners in diagnostic medicine. Programs, information, and training are designed for every level of manager and all levels of knowledge and experience. Diagnostic medicine, particularly the services of clinical laboratory, pathology, imaging, and radiology, make up the primary emphasis of the Lab Quality Confab.

THE CORNERSTONE OF LAB MANAGEMENT for first mover and early adopter laboratories, pathology groups, and hospitals in this nation. Now the secret is out! It’s time to share the knowledge and teach the lessons learned.

That is why, in Atlanta, on September 19-20, 2007, we gathered leaders and experts in Lean and Six Sigma. These are prime movers in the mission to advance the contribution of laboratory medicine.

Often first to deploy Lean/Six Sigma techniques in their own laboratories in recent years, they have blazed a path that the rest of us can follow. It is an unprecedented opportunity for you, your laboratory, and your parent hospital/health system!

We’ve done the hard work to assemble laboratory medicine’s brightest minds and most skilled practitioners of Lean/Six Sigma. Join us next fall!

Lab Quality Confab is part of The Dark Intelligence Group, Inc. and is dedicated to bringing useful business and management intelligence to managers and administrators of clinical diagnostic services, pathologists, radiologists, and industry executives. Our recognized expertise in the strategic direction of diagnostic medicine and the management of clinical diagnostics is available through DARK Daily, THE DARK REPORT, the Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management, timely White Papers, and strategic consulting services.


Lab Quality Confab speaker

Congratulations to the 2007 Poster Session Winner!

Joseph Castagnaro, The North Shore LIJ Labs
First place – Clinical Lab
Laboratory 60 Minute Turn Around Time from Point of Draw to Result Release

Hans Froehling, Chi Solutions, Inc.
Second place – Clinical Lab
Reduction in Defect Rate of Expected Turnaround at Rapid Response Lab for Emergency Room Related Tests

Vince D'Mello, Mount Sinai Hospital, Pathology and Lab Medicine
Third place – Clinical Lab
A Successful Collaborative Six Sigma Project Between the Laboratory and the Emergency Department

Rita D'Angelo, Henry Ford Health System
First place -Anatomical Pathology
Lean Cultural Transformation in Surgical Pathology

Sharon Harris, Harris Methodist HEB Hospital
Second place – Anatomical Pathology
The Beginning of Change in Anatomic Pathology Using Lean Six Sigma Tools

Dave Risley & Barbara Waters, PA Labs
Third place – Anatomical Pathology
Improving Inventory Management to Increase Space – Histology