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Healthcare system and hospital mergers have accelerated in the last two decades and it is likely that most pathologists will be involved in at least one such transition throughout their career. Hospital acquisitions and mergers are often stressful for all parties involved and have the potential to put patients at risk if not executed correctly. Pathologists should enter an acquisition or merger prepared to facilitate a smooth transition to ensure continuity of high-quality patient care. This activity will explore important considerations and challenges for the blood bank laboratory in acquisitions and mergers.
This clinical pathology activity is intended for pathologists.
After completing this activity, you should be able to:
- List important questions the blood bank director should raise as a key stakeholder involved in a hospital merger or acquisition.
- Identify federal compliance and regulatory issues that impact information technology in the blood bank.
- Describe how to implement an interhospital blood component inventory management system.
- Differentiate interlaboratory harmonization and standardization in relation to standard operating procedures, instrumentation, and reference ranges.
Alexis R. Peedin, MD, FCAP
Clinical Pathology Improvement Program
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a
maximum of 1.25
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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This activity and evaluation are available April 17, 2023, and expire April 16, 2026, at 11:59 PM (CT). Upon completion of the activity your credit will be awarded. Your certificate may be downloaded from your Transcript.