Valley Children’s Case Study

Valley Children's Case Study

Faster turnaround-times and major efficiency improvements drive end-to-end lab gains

Like most labs in today’s environment, Valley Children’s was under pressure to do more, faster – and often with fewer resources. In an effort to provide more value for their patients, they implemented LEAN principles that reduce wasteful practices and allow Clinical Laboratory Scientists to work at their maximum skill level. The team at Valley Children’s determined they needed to improve workflow efficiency and make those workflows consistent.

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The Profile


Pediatric Hospital




600 samples per day


330 Beds

94 Laboratory Staff


Meditech, migrating to Epic Beaker

Key Takeaways

  • Improved average test turnaround-time by 7-9 minutes
  • Automated test validation for 80%+ of tests
  • Added hundreds of hours of lab workflow capacity

Instrument Manager Autoverification was a lifesaver for us. We improved workflow efficiency with limited staffing and improved test turnaround times.
– Lydia Archuleta Clinical Lab Scientist & Middleware Project Manager

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