Laboratory Quality Strengthening

Why resource-poor countries deserve best-quality laboratories : interview

Birx, Debbie and Kamau, Toni | 2009
  • Author(s): Birx, Debbie and Kamau, Toni
  • Publisher: HBL media
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: health services, scientific facilities, standards, africa south of sahara
Global Health TV talks to Debbie Birx of the Global AIDS Program, about the launch of a laboratory accreditation programme for sub-Saharan Africa. Birx explains why she thinks the accreditation programme will bring new standards of quality to African labs.

Electronic laboratory system reduces errors in national tuberculosis program : a cluster randomized controlled trial

Blaya, J.A. | 2010
  • Author(s): Blaya, J.A.
  • Publisher: [The International union against tuberculosis and lung disease (IUATLD)]
  • Pages: 1009--1015
  • Keywords: health services, scientific facilities, disease control, tuberculosis, information systems, peru
This article presents the results of a study that evaluated the impact of the e-Chasqui laboratory information system in Peru in reducing reporting errors compared to the current paper system.

A web-based laboratory information system to improve quality of care of tuberculosis patients in Peru : functional requirements, implementation and usage statistics

Blaya, Joaquin A. | 2007
  • Author(s): Blaya, Joaquin A.
  • Publisher: BioMed central
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: disease control, tuberculosis, medical care, health information, information systems, scientific facilities, quality control, peru
The objective of this paper is to describe the implementation and use of an electronic laboratory information system by the Peruvian public sector, as well as examine the broader issues of implementing such systems in resource-poor settings.

Measuring the application of quality system essentials in Vermont clinical laboratories

Blumen, Steven R. | 2010
  • Author(s): Blumen, Steven R.
  • Publisher: American society for clinical pathology (ASCP)
  • Pages: 151--157
  • Keywords: health services, scientific facilities
This study aimed to determine laboratorians’ knowledge of quality measures in their workplace. It concludes that further education and training are needed to ensure that all laboratorians performing critical medical tests are aware of the quality assurance systems in place in their laboratories.

\"Boosting laboratory workers' contribution to providing quality patient care\" in low income countries

Broek, Ankie van den and Tuijn, Coosje | 2011
  • Author(s): Broek, Ankie van den and Tuijn, Coosje
  • Publisher: Royal tropical institute (KIT)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: capacity building, personnel management, health personnel, scientific facilities, health services
This paper provides an overview of issues related to the improvement of the functioning of the laboratory workforce, of the position of the laboratory worker in the health services and implications of this position for optimal use of the laboratory services by clinicians in low income countries.

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