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Roots of Organizational Policies Laboratory ServicesMaria EbanksProfessor Donna PearsonUMUC October 12,2019HMGT 310-Assignment #4This Photoby Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND
The National Institutes of Health •Department of Laboratory Medicine at the National Institutes of Health is a large modern lab fully equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation.•The laboratory employs 170 people and operates 24 hours a day, 365 a year. •The Clinical Center is located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland and supports the intramural research programs of the NIH Institutes.•Patients come from both international and domestic local locations to participate in research protocols. •The department includes five services:I.Chemistry II.HematologyIII. MicrobiologyIV. ImmunologyV.PhlebotomyVI.Central Accessioning and ProcessingThis Photoby Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND
Services ProvidedThe department provides laboratory testing for the NIH Clinical Center inpatients and outpatients. This translates to more than 1 million test results per year. A hospital-wide information system is used for ordering and reporting laboratory testing tests. There is also a stand-alone laboratory information system (LIS) that interfaces with the hospital information systems. •This Photoby Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND
NIH Reauthorization Act •On January 15, 2007 President Bush signed H.R. 6164 as P.L. 109-482, The National Institutes of Health Reform Act of 2006, affirming the importance of NIH and its vital role in advancing biomedical research to improve the health of the nation•The bill authorizes the NIH Director to award grants for demonstration projects for research bridging the biological sciences with the physical, chemical, mathematical, and computational sciences.•Additionally, the bill authorizes the establishment of demonstration programs that award grants, contracts, or engage in other transactions, for high impact, cutting-edge research demonstration programs. •As a result of the NIH Reauthorization process, NIH can respond strategically in the era when medical research requires constraint innovation and increased interdisciplinary efforts (NIH Reauthorization, n.d). This Photoby Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. Requirements for Laboratory Services. ⸹ 491.10 Patient Health Records (a)Records System (1) The clinic or center maintains a clinical record system in accordance with written policies and procedures.(2)Designated member of the professional staff is responsible for maintaining the records and for ensuring that they are completely and accurately documented, readily accessible, and systematically organized.