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APHL-Association of Public Health Laboratories
Laboratory System Improvement Program (L-SIP)

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L-SIP - Introduction
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L-SIP - Results of the Assessment
L-SIP - Improving Our System
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L-SIP - Contacts


Improving our System

on this page:
Background
Design Groups
Meeting Dates and Times
Supporting Documents for Meetings
Summary Documents for Meetings
Improvement plans

Background on improvement

The reason for conducting an assessment of laboratory system performance is to provide the basis for collaborative efforts at improvement. It is our hope that by working collaboratively we can significantly improve the overall performance of our laboratory system in Minnesota and ultimately protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans.

Success with the Laboratory System Improvement Program (L-SIP) necessitates an external focus, involving all system partners to address quality improvement centered on the State Public Health Laboratory System (SPHL System) itself. The improvement process, in reality, begins with the assessment. The dialogue and discussion that occur during the assessment begins development of ideas and interest in improving collaboration.
Results of the Assessment

The MDH Public Health Laboratory will convene follow-up meetings to begin prioritizing areas for improvement based on those results. In addition, a process will be initiated to design the ideal laboratory system by initiating three design groups that represent the Clinical, Environmental/Certification and Newborn Screening disciplines of the public health laboratory. These design groups will be made up of both internal public health laboratory staff as well as external partners. The improvement/design process will be lead by consultant Olivia Mastry.
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Design Groups

The following three design groups make up the larger L-SIP Design Group

  • Clinical Design Group
  • Environmental/Accreditation Design Group
  • Newborn Screening Design Group

Meeting Dates and Times

Design Meeting #1 - September 27 and 30, 2010
Clinical Design Group: September 27; 8:00 a.m. - noon; Orville Freeman Building
Newborn Screening Design Group: September 30; 8:00 a.m. - noon; Orville Freeman Building
Environmental/Accreditation Design Group: September 30; 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Orville Freeman Building

Design Meeting #2 - November 3, 2010; 8:00 a.m. - noon; Orville Freeman Building
Design Meeting #3 - January 25, 2011; 8:00 - 11:30am; Orville Freeman Building

Taskforce Meeting - March 8, 2011; 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon; Orville Freeman Building
Taskforce Meeting - March 28, 2011; 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 noon; Orville Freeman Building

Steering Committee Meeting – May 25, 2011; 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon; OLF Building

Clinical Laboratory Council Meeting – June 28, 2011; 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.; OLF Building

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Supporting Documents for Meetings

Design Meeting #1 - September 27th and 30th 2010

Design Meeting #2 - November 3, 2010

Design Meeting #3 - January 25, 2011


Taskforce Meeting #1 - March 8, 2011

Taskforce Meeting #2 - March 28, 2011

Steering Committee - May 25, 2011

Clinical Laboratory Collaborative Council – June 28, 2011

Summary Documents for Meetings


Improvement plans

[to be developed post-assessment]

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Updated Friday, 24-Jun-2011 14:10:00 CDT