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Learn how CAP member pathologists bring value in the delivery of patient-centered, high-quality care in ways that include integrated care coordination, cost containment, population management, laboratory quality improvement, and medical expertise.

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EMR Order Alert Significantly Decreases Vitamin D Testing at Kaiser Permanente

The test for vitamin D deficiency had been steadily increasing in frequency at Kaiser until pathologist Thomas S. Lorey, MD, FCAP, director of the regional laboratory, Julia Drees, PhD, scientific director of chemistry, and their colleagues decided to confront what had quickly become a drastic case of test overutilization. Their regional laboratories were performing approximately 2,000 vitamin D tests every day.

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