Achieving Quality and Efficiency in the Laboratory

Although the laboratory is often the last thought in planning and design it represents a significant operational expense for a healthcare facility. Further, the efficiency and quality outcomes of the lab greatly impacts diagnosis, treatment and therefore health outcomes. This new innovative technology shortens the time to get vital clinical information that helps providers make decisions about a patient’s care. The equipment’s standardized processes will eliminate errors and give us more reliable results,” said Dr. Brendan Carr, CEO of Island Health.

“These improvements mean patients can get better faster and get home to their loved ones sooner.”

Island Health, the first publicly funded health system in Canada to adopt this new evidence-based automated laboratory system, significantly reduced turnaround times for microbiology results reporting. By embracing innovation and new technology, Island Health has optimized the use of the Kiestra’s innovation approach to deliver the best possible microbiology services for their patients.