Disruptive innovation in quality management in laboratory medicine
The future is unsure therefore it could be represented by a question mark. More then ever is the world on the move. Traditional systems are replaced by brand new ones, new technologies are introduced, new alliances are made, all kind of opportunities are popping up.
Laboratory medicine is also taking steps forward. Quality management as a systematic approach started a century ago, in the slipstream of the industrial revolution around 1900. Will trend analysis, Westgard rules and total-error specifications survive in the (near) future?
A grasp of the changes these days: the material change (from venapunction blood towards fingerprick blood), the instrumental change (from high-end robotics to small POCT instruments), the personnel change (from lab workers towards everybody) and so on …
We will look back and get insight information on the Theranos story. Since we try to learn from that history, we will look back on the battle of the models, TQM conference 2016: TE versus GUM, US versus Europe. What is the score at this moment and what are the developments?
A challenging and historic meeting will be in Antwerp in March 2018. Join and enjoy!