6 Deadly Mistakes That Destroy Start-Up Medical Diagnostic Laboratories

Start up medical diagnostic laboratory

We have helped many entrepreneurs start their own labs. Most found success and have been growing; some reached a certain size and stabilized. Others never really got off the ground. The successful labs each found their own version of success. However, the labs that failed did so in several predictable ways. If your lab can […]

29 questions to ask your consultant before hiring them – Part 1

Consultant interview questions

Consultant’s credentials, knowledge and experience 1. What is your area of expertise? To solve a problem, you have to define it first. Once you define the problem, you should clearly understand the exact area of expertise needed to achieve a solution. For example, you need a skin doctor (and not a general practitioner) to treat […]

Case study: achieving ISO-15189:2012 accreditation to perform COVID-19 testing

Medical diagnostic laboratory business consulting case study

Client profile: A mid-size medical diagnostic laboratory in Jamaica, which prior to seeking consultation was performing only clinical chemistry, immunoassay, hematology and microbiology tests. Reason for consultation: Achieving industry certification and regulatory compliance. The client felt unprepared for the upcoming JANAAC inspection for ISO-15189:2012 accreditation. This accreditation was crucial for becoming qualified to perform COVID-19 […]

4 secrets of using consultants to improve your business

Riverside Medical Laboratory Business Consulting

1. Do not rely on a consultant to “do it all” or “run your business” for you Consultants are a great source of industry expertise and up-to-date best practices. However, nobody can be an expert at everything, or replace a business owner’s unique vision and specialized knowledge. Consultants are a great source of knowledge and […]

3 tips to make more money from your medical practice

make more money from your medical practice

When you are busy taking care of patients, dealing with emergencies and managing daily operations, it is easy to ignore growing and improving your organization. A more profitable practice will ultimately enable you to do more for your patients. Here are 3 ways to increase the profits of your practice within the next few months. […]

8 face masks to protect yourself against COVID-19, from worst to best

Covid-19 face mask N95

In this article, I will show you how to pick the best face mask to protect yourself, your family, your staff and your customers from COVID-19. When you finish reading, you will be able to much better defend against the Coronavirus. COVID-19 made more than 12 million people around the world sick. More than half […]

How to choose medical examination gloves

Abena Gloves

IF YOU BUY OR USE MEDICAL EXAMINATION GLOVES… Are you sure that you and your staff are protected? Read more to find out… 1. CHOOSING THE MATERIAL. Latex, nitrile and vinyl are the most commonly used disposable glove materials. Each material is suitable for specific uses. Natural rubber latex is a plant-derived material. Latex gloves […]

How to choose personal protective equipment

Surgical face mask with face shield PPE personal protective equipment

WHAT IS PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT? Personal protective equipment (PPE) includes gloves, gowns, masks, face shields, goggles, shoe covers and head covers. Wearing PPE in the hospital and medical clinics/offices helps prevent the spread of germs and protects both patients and health care workers from infection. PROTECTING YOUR HANDS Examination gloves create a barrier between germs and your hands. Wearing gloves helps […]

How to choose a medical imaging monitor

EIZO RX1270 diagnostic imaging monitor

In medical imaging, there are 2 main monitor types: diagnostic and clinical review. Diagnostic monitors: Are primarily included in radiologists’ workstations. Are mission-critical and often perform 8-12 and sometimes 24 hours a day, indicating a strong need for high reliability. Have high resolution, which by today’s standards is at least 3 megapixels (5 megapixels for […]