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Over three decades, Chi has been a trusted partner and thought leader for clinical laboratories. Chi offers information and expertise as a resource for clinical laboratory professionals in hospitals and health systems. Explore and download articles, white papers, infographics and presentations that provide insights, results, research and thought leadership on clinical laboratory challenges and solutions.

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SwedishAmerican Case Study

A Case Study in Outreach Expansion.

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Case Study

Oakwood Healthcare Case Study

A Case Study in Laboratory Integration and Sales Growth.

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White Paper

2016 Executive Brief-Fifteenth Annual Outreach Survey Findings

Chi Solutions, Inc. (Chi), an Accumen company, has conducted a national survey tracking and analyzing hospital laboratory outreach developments and the metrics thereof for fifteen years. Chi has now published a substantial report to be released on October 4, 2016. This briefing summarizes some of the key metrics and conclusions based on the full report.

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White Paper

2015 Strategic Implications of Chi Laboratory Outreach Survey Findings

For the fifteenth consecutive year, Chi Solutions, Inc., conducted a comprehensive national laboratory outreach survey with respondents from hospital-based outreach programs nationwide. The results and insights are captured in this white paper. Clinical laboratory outreach programs drive new revenue and margins for hospitals and health systems by improving quality, service, and population health management for […]

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Presentation

Consolidation and Integration – Where is the Industry? Where are You?

Earl Buck and Mike Kachure presented “Consolidation and Integration – Where is the Industry? Where are You?” during the Chi-hosted Webinar that took place on January 14, 2015.

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Benchmarking: Knowledge is Power

Dori Cheng, Loria Green, and Nora Hess presented “Benchmarking: Knowledge is Power” during the Chi-hosted Webinar that took place on July 14, 2015.

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Clinical Laboratory Information

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The Seven Key Questions to Address in Your Laboratory Strategic Plan

September 2013 Featured Article “The Seven Key Questions to Address in Your Laboratory Strategic Plan” written by James M. Root, MBA, Chi Advisor and Senior Consultant.

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Strategic Overview of the Clinical Laboratory Industry

May 2013 Featured Article “Strategic Overview of the Clinical Laboratory” written by Earl Buck, Senior Consultant and Advisor.

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Presentation

Next-Generation Laboratory Models

Jim Root presented “Next-Generation Laboratory Models” at the 2013 G2: Intelligence: Volume to Value Conference.

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Article

The Lab Advisory Council: A Tool for Success

May 2015 (Q2) Quarterly Featured Article: “The Lab Advisory Council: A Tool for Success,” written by Nora Hess, Senior Consultant, Operations Management and Shannon Donahue, Executive Assistant.

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Lessons from a Lab Director: The Top 3 Overlooked Operational Improvement Opportunities

March 2015 (Q1) Quarterly Featured Article: “Lessons from a Lab Director: The Top 3 Overlooked Operational Improvement Opportunities,” written by Shannon Donahue, Executive Assistant.

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Presentation

Laboratory Budgeting and Financial Management Basics

Learn about all aspects of how a business deals with its financial resources in order to maximize profit over the long-term. Because “If you can’t measure it–you can’t manage it!” Presented by Jim Root, updated July 2015.

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