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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:42 PM

AdventHealth Tampa 1st In Florida To Automate Lab Tests

TAMPA, FL - From AdventHealth Tampa: AdventHealth Tampa is leading the way as the first hospital in the Florida to go live with the innovative cobas® 8100 Roche automated system. AdventHealth Tampa performs more than five million lab tests per year and with the innovative cobas® 8100 system, the laboratory team provides an industry leading turnaround time of less than 30 minutes for a lab test. The fully automated system allows hospital staff to cut down on the time it takes for doctors and patients to receive diagnostic and blood work results.

Leaders will cut the ribbon on the fully automated lab and offer demonstrations on Tuesday, April 16 at 10 a.m.

"AdventHealth Tampa is on the forefront of leading-edge innovation and technology," said Brian Adams, President and CEO of AdventHealth Tampa. "This lab expansion allows us to continue to set the standard in our community to provide exceptional service to every patient, every time."

https://patch.com/florida/seminoleheights/s/gowpf/adventhealth-tampa-1st-florida-automate-lab-tests?

More automation.....How long before there are staff cuts?

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MuseRider Apr 2019 #1
Sherman A1 Apr 2019 #3
912gdm Apr 2019 #2
MuseRider Apr 2019 #4
912gdm Apr 2019 #6
HAB911 Apr 2019 #5

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:32 PM

1. There will be lots of staff cuts.

While I can appreciate the convenience of this and the speed I feel like there will be lots missing here. While humans make mistakes or miss things there is absolutely no way this tech can read a chart, know what the patient and doc are dealing with and put it together. It is that help from the lab techs and the pathologists that add the additional info that the docs need. This scares me a bit. Having spent time working in a hospital lab, I was only a phlebotomist, I had a lot of experience listening to the conversations and consultations. They were frequent when needed. Even us nurses (I was a nurse later) called and talked lab work with the lab folks. My husband was a pathologist and from him I know just how much will be missing here. While some innovations are great and very helpful this will not make it cheaper or better for patients. Just one more removal of human minds and caring and that is hurting health care already.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 04:02 AM

3. I agree

that the advance of AI and consolidation will lead to staffing cuts in areas that we never believed it would be possible. First time I saw the commercial for Colo-guard (or whatever the name is), the mail in colonoscopy test I knew that jobs were on the block.

This will reach far beyond manufacturing, restaurants, warehousing and retail. I know of only one candidate discussing this at present I hope they all come around to the topic before many more jobs are lost.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:16 PM

2. Great... Now babies will have life-long robot phobias

from the Kiddie-Heel-Slicer 9000

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Response to 912gdm (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 07:23 AM

4. Ewwww

You just brought back the memories of the NICU and newborn 6:30 AM worst part of any gig ever.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 27, 2019, 06:50 AM

6. about 20 years ago a good friend was a phlebotomist

and he tried to get me interested in medicine. He arranged to have me shadow him for a day at his hospital. I was totally cool until he had to get blood from an infant.



I had to leave the room and it reinforced my aversion to blood draws


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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 07:51 AM

5. Sounds like Theranos

hope the 7th Day'ers system at least works

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