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Case Examples

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

Systemwide Algorithmic Approach to C. diff Testing

Janis Atkinson, MD, FCAP, the medical laboratory director at AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois, worked with a systemwide group of executives, quality experts, and clinicians to significantly improve quality through optimizing laboratory testing and leveraging the electronic medical record.

…the problem didn’t lie with missed cases of C. difficile but rather with too many false positives due to the type of test being used and the types of patients being tested.


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.