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An estimated 70% of all decisions regarding a patient’s diagnosis and treatment, hospital admission and discharge are based on laboratory test results. Within the hospital, clinical labs are being impacted on two fronts. On the inpatient side, payment pressures are forcing labs to cut expenses. On the outpatient side, labs are confronting fee schedule reductions, a new bundled payment system and uncertainty about reimbursement rates. 
Hospitals and Healthcare Systems need to drive value from their labs so as to remain profitable. During this session we delve into ways to improve patient experience while managing laboratory costs and remaining profitable.
Key points covered
Best practices for laboratory management 
Quality of testing (access to the latest diagnostic technology) 
Patient safety 
Finding the right partner 

About This Webinar

Dr. Smothers is the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Maryland since March 2013.  Dr. Smothers has more than 30 years of experience as a physician leader, with a proven track record in clinical quality and patient safety outcomes.  He serves as the primary liaison between the medical staff, clinical leadership, and administrative team to improve customer service, clinical quality, and patient safety.  In addition, he is a physician advisor resource to the care management team. Prior to joining Shady Grove, he was the Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, and Chief Quality Officer at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md.  Dr. Smothers earned his undergraduate degree at Brown University and medical degree at Stony Brook School of Medicine.  

Kevin Smothers

VP and Chief Medical Officer

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

Jon R. Cohen, M.D., is Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and Group Executive – Diagnostic Solutions businesses for Quest Diagnostics. Prior to joining Quest Diagnostics in 2009, Dr. Cohen had spent more than two decades in the healthcare field. Dr. Cohen served for six years as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. He has held senior professional appointments, including Professor of Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Senior Lecturer at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed professional articles. Dr. Cohen holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and an M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center followed by a vascular surgery fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School.


Jon R. Cohen, M.D.
SVP, Chief Medical Officer, and
Group Executive
Quest Diagnostics

Securing Cost-Efficiency through Hospital Laboratory Management

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