When Swedish Hospital faced rising healthcare costs and a technologist shortage, its multidisciplinary lab started a steady course of investment to improve workflows and better utilize medically trained and nontechnical staff. Today, a powerful combination of diagnostic innovation, advanced data management practices, and total laboratory automation enables the lab to do less but accomplish more.
Serving a multicultural population of more than 2.7 million people speaking 40 different languages on the northwest side of Chicago, Swedish Hospital serves its community with a Level 2 trauma center, general and open-heart surgeries, two birthing units, in- and outpatient oncology care, mental health services, hospice care, and community outreach programs. CAP has consistently ranked Swedish Hospital’s lab among the top 10% for cost-effectiveness, turnaround times (TAT), and specimen acceptability in peer comparisons from 2000 to 2020.
Standardized Processes with Atellica Data Manager
Can laboratory IT software make a significant difference in a lab that is already reaping the workflow benefits of technologically advanced diagnostic analyzers and total laboratory automation? Atellica® Data Manager is helping Swedish Hospital’s lab achieve new levels of efficiency.*
Innovations in Data Management
Enhanced QC Management
Integrated Clinical Decision Support
The Value of Standardized Processes
This case study examines how Atellica Solution, Aptio Automation, and Atellica Data Manager have helped to simplify operations and enable Swedish Hospital to transform into a model laboratory for workflow optimization and staff satisfaction. A powerful combination of diagnostic innovation, advanced data management practices, and total laboratory automation—refined over more than decade—enables the lab to do less but accomplish more.
Aptio Automation is manufactured by Inpeco and is exclusively distributed by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. Aptio is a trademark of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. Inpeco is a trademark of Inpeco SA.
*The outcomes obtained by the Siemens Healthineers customer described here were realized in the customer’s unique setting. Since there is no typical laboratory, and many variables exist, there can be no guarantee that others will achieve the same results.