eLABorate Topics

Hosted ByLona Small, Stephanie Whitehead, & Tywauna Wilson

Leadership and Technical Strategies for Medical Laboratory Professionals to excel inside and outside of the lab.

Episode 33: Big Tech Invading the Lab – Collaborate or Isolate? The Choice for Clinical Labs’ Future

-In this episode of eLABorate Topics podcast Lona Small discusses how tech companies like Amazon are expanding into healthcare and clinical labs. There are concerns that these companies don’t understand the complex regulations and expertise needed to properly run clinical labs. 

 – However, there are also opportunities for collaboration between traditional clinical labs and tech companies. Clinical labs have deep expertise that can complement the technology, workflow, and delivery expertise of companies like Amazon. 

 – Collaboration is like a multiplier – it exponentially builds on combined expertise, generates innovative solutions, demonstrates and amplifies value, and allows for growth through learning.

 – Listen to the full episode to see  examples of collaboration within labs, across healthcare disciplines like nursing and physicians, and outside of healthcare like with blood drives. Benefits include improving processes, reducing errors, and gaining influence.

 – Clinical labs should embrace collaboration, both internally and with outside parties like tech companies, to demonstrate their value, gain influence, and make an impact in improving healthcare. Isolation in silos is limited, but collaboration taps into diverse expertise for solutions.


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