5. Invest in new tech to future proof your lab
With more and more innovative lab technology coming to market each year, a great way to improve efficiencies and future proof your lab for upcoming demand is to invest in the latest technology. Technologies such as automation, the Internet of Things (IoT) and radio frequency identification (RFID) can all help efficiency enormously.
However, since technology moves so fast in this space, it is also important to do your research, and invest in equipment that will not simply become obsolete in a year or two.
6. Integrate your processes
Integrating your processes to make equipment work together and communicate will increase efficiency in your workflows, while at the same time making them less prone to problematic errors.
The more processes in your lab that are integrated and working together, the faster your diagnostic testing will be.
7. Establish clean environments
The final method for improving diagnostic efficiency is perhaps the most straightforward, and you will be doing already, yet it is also one of the most effective: Keeping your laboratory environment clean and uncontaminated can be an easy way to increase efficiency.
By ensuring all your labware is processed and stored in a clean and controlled environment you can limit any corruption to your processes. This will maintain the integrity of your lab operations and improve the quality of your results, and patient outcomes as a result.
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