Leslie T Hamilton

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BACKGROUND Our laboratory implemented a major automation system in November 1998. A related report describes a 4-year process of evaluation and planning leading to system installation. This report describes the implementation and performance results over 3 years since the system was placed into use. METHODS Project management software was used to track(More)
The shortage of clinical laboratory personnel continues to be of concern for many clinical laboratories. With the projected need for more clinical laboratory personnel in the coming years coupled with an aging workforce, effective management of the clinical laboratory workforce is essential to meet the demand for staffing in the near future and beyond.(More)
BACKGROUND Our laboratory, a large, commercial, esoteric reference laboratory, sought some form of total laboratory automation to keep pace with rapid growth of specimen volumes as well as to meet competitive demands for cost reduction and improved turnaround time. METHODS We conducted a systematic evaluation of our needs, which led to the development of(More)
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