NovoPath Lean Process Module Tailored for AP Lab - BI Tool Improves Lab’s Operational Efficiency as It Enhances Patient Safety

NovoPath’s Lean Process Management Module provides a roadmap that guides the anatomic pathology (AP) lab along the path of Continuous Process Improvement. This integrated Business Intelligence (BI) tool measures productivity of the lab’s routine day-to-day workflow – at the facility, department, activity, or individual staff member level – without absorbing valuable staff time. The identification of inefficiencies and areas for improvement, addressed within the module, result in a streamlined balanced workload.

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With the increased competitive atmosphere in the AP market, there is no better time than now for a pathology department to start their journey to a Leaner lab.

Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

NovoPath, Inc., a leader in Best-of-Breed Anatomic Pathology Software Solutions, now offers an integrated Lean Process Improvement Module that streamlines activity and generates metrics essential to patient safety, quality control, staffing, financial health, and overall lab efficiency. On a day-to-day basis, AP labs can now monitor the impact of their newly implemented workflow enhancements, as they strive to reach their operational goals – all without absorbing valuable staff time.

Critical to the Lean Process is the ability to retrieve, analyze, and report on data relevant to the individual “processes” within the lab. NovoPath’s seamlessly integrated module is the right business intelligence tool tailored to simply and efficiently put lean principles to work in the AP lab.

The direct result of a partnership between the lab’s commitment to Continuous Process Improvement and implementing NovoPath’s Lean Process Management Module is a roadmap that guides the AP lab to (1) differentiate “value adding tasks” from those that are not, (2) recognize and eliminate bottlenecks and waste, (3) identify best practices, (4) set measurable goals, (5) calculate progress made toward reaching milestones, and (6) continually redefine goals and improve processes – and all of this takes place at the lowest common denominator in the lab – the individual workstation.

Superior functionality within NovoPath’s Lean Process Improvement Module provides a dynamic step-by-step view of the “custody of the specimen,” while measuring the duration of each activity, from accessioning through disposal. Statistical data for measuring processes at the facility, department, activity, or individual staff member level – including management, workload, and audit reports – helps to identify areas for improvement, to balance workload, and identify and address inefficiencies.

Rick Callahan, VP of Sales and Marketing at NovoPath encourages pathology labs to move forward on the road to Lean Process, “With the increased competitive atmosphere in the AP market, there is no better time than now for a pathology department to start their journey to a Leaner lab. We look forward to smoothing their path with NovoPath’s integrated Lean Process Management Module.”

About NovoPath, Inc.:
NovoPath, Inc. develops and markets software solutions for the Anatomic Pathology Laboratory market segment that includes local, regional, national, in-house laboratories as well as community and university teaching hospitals and medical centers. Since the release of its flagship product in 1999, NovoPath, Inc. has focused exclusively on Anatomic Pathology. NovoPath's mission is to provide unique and unparalleled solutions and services to all aspects of the Anatomic Pathology sector in a way that improves workflow, reduces the probability of human error, ensures results accuracy for greater patient safety, protects patient confidentiality, and above all, produces more precise and informative diagnostic outcomes. More information is available at http://www.NovoPath.com.


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