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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.

Featured Case Example

A Collaborative Climate Fosters Creativity, Boosts Value, and Cuts Costs

Partners HealthCare is finding success in fully integrating its 11 hospitals by following a path of collaborative problem solving that encourages creative thinking for more economical, efficient, patient-centered care. As a part of the Partners network, Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s pathologists share the laboratory team’s ideas at a variety of medical staff meetings. Michael J. Misialek, MD, FCAP, recounts how the laboratory billing staff was integral in reducing waste, cost, and unnecessary testing.

Change at this scale doesn’t drop from the top; it grows from the culture.


Call for Case Examples

Have you taken actions that translate into improved patient care, cost savings, work efficiencies, and clinical collaborations? If so, we want to talk with you.

Contact Lisa Johnson at ljohnso@cap.org.