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E-module helps laboratories operate in accordance with
patient-centered medical home standards
PHILADELPHIA, September 5, 2013 -- The American College of
Physicians (ACP) has added a
new module to ACP Practice Advisor based on COLA's PCLE
(Patient-Centered Laboratory Excellence) Excellerator. The module
is designed to help Physician Office Laboratories (POLs) deliver
quality and value-driven lab medicine to their patients every
ACP Practice Advisor is an online tool designed to help
practices improve patient care, organization, and workflow. ACP is
making the PCLE program available to Practice Advisor subscribers
as part of an agreement with COLA, a leading laboratory accreditor.
ACP practices that enroll in the COLA PCLE recognition program will
be entitled to discounted COLA fees.
The PCLExcellerator program enables POL directors and personnel
to assess their operations to determine if they are operating in
accordance with emerging new healthcare delivery models such as the
patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and accountable care
organizations (ACO). It also provides a wide range of resources
that emphasize continuous good laboratory practices above and
beyond current regulatory requirements for clinical laboratories
performing Provider Performed Microscopy (PPM), waived, moderate
and high complexity testing, including:
"The quality and safety of in-office laboratory testing is a key
priority for ACP since many clinical decisions are based on the
results," said Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP, who leads ACP's
Division of Medical Practice. "COLA's PCLExcellerator, coupled with
ACP's Medical Laboratory Evaluation proficiency testing program,
will help practices maintain confidence in the quality of their
laboratory services and provide patient-centered care."
"We are very pleased to welcome the American College of
Physicians' support in the PCLExcellerator process," said COLA
Chief Executive Officer Douglas Beigel. "It can help laboratories
instill a culture of excellence in their delivery of lab medicine,
so that practitioners using their services can be assured of
consistently high quality results, generated by well-trained
Approximately 2,000 practices nationwide have successfully used
ACP Practice Advisor since it was introduced in 2009. Providing
practice teams with a robust self-assessment tool to improve
patient care, streamline fundamental business operations, and
identify and implement key features of the patient-centered medical
home (PCMH), users are part of an online community of practices
committed to improving patient care and identifying office
ACP Practice Advisor offers 28 self-paced modules that address
the key attributes and expectations of a PCMH, improving clinical
care, and practice management. Each module includes:
About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is the largest
medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician
group in the United States. ACP members include 137,000 internal
medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and
medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who
apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis,
treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum
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COLA accredits nearly 8,000 medical laboratories and provides the
clinical laboratory with a program of education, consultation, and
accreditation. The organization is an independent, non-profit
accreditor whose education program and standards enable clinical
laboratories and staff to meet U.S. CLIA and other regulatory
requirements. COLA's program is endorsed by the American Medical
Association (AMA), the American Academy of Family Practitioners
(AAFP), the American College of Physicians (ACP), and is recognized
by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
Organizations (TJC). For more information about COLA accreditation
services and educational products, and online educational
opportunities, please call 800-981-9883 or visit COLA's web site at
www.cola.org or www.colainsider.org.