5. Make Rounds with Management
The theme of building relationships to increase lab visibility also means making rounds with managers and directors outside the lab. Not only does this spread awareness about what's happening in the lab, but it also opens the line of communication for process improvements.
6. Communicate with Medical Staff and Nursing
Effective communication opens the door for collaboration on projects that can amplify the visibility of your medical lab. Examples of potential opportunities include research, publications and educational programming.
For this reason, Ihab emphasizes the need for communication with medical staff and nursing education.
7. Make Computer Screens Your Partner
For better or worse, computer screens are an integral part of health care. Different departments within the hospital spend time every shift completing administrative or patient-care-related tasks electronically.
Ihab suggests labs capitalize on this opportunity by developing screen savers to spread the word about relevant lab updates.