Improving collaboration and reducing laboratory costs at Henry Ford Health

Executive Briefing

Leaders at Henry Ford Health System connected clinicians with laboratory professionals to make its laboratory utilization more evidence based, cost-effective, and safe, averting $5 million in test costs over five years.

With so many of today’s health care decisions resting on diagnostic tests, laboratory and pathology expenses can add up quickly. In addition to reducing hospitalizations, readmissions, and pharmaceutical costs, hospital and health system leaders also must examine and optimize their laboratory testing expenses to excel in value-based care.

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