Episode 16

Episode 16: Overcoming Staffing Challenges in Labs with Innovative Training and Software Tools- Lee B. Springer, PhD

In this episode of eLABorate Topics, we dive deep into the evolving landscape of laboratory technology and staffing with our guest, Lee Springer, a seasoned expert in healthcare administration. We explore the critical challenges and innovative solutions that can redefine the future of laboratory operations and personnel development.

Today, we'll cover:

- The innovative use of AI and machine learning in developing software tools to transform lab ordering processes.

- Strategies for enhancing staff competency and job satisfaction through technology and training.

- The significance of cross-departmental collaboration and partnerships in optimizing laboratory protocols and processes.

- The urgent need for industry-wide initiatives to address the shortage of laboratory professionals and attract new talent.

- Lee Springer’s insights on the importance of embracing change and learning for professional growth in the laboratory industry.

Guest Bio:

Lee B. Springer, PhD brings executive experience in clinical diagnostics, laboratory medicine, healthcare regulations, and FDA regulatory and compliance. He has worked extensively in laboratory, hospital, and health system operations, including process improvement, service line development, strategic initiatives, and growth strategies. Lee also has served in executive roles for medical device manufacturers leading new product and service line development in conjunction with bioassay/device research and development and sponsored clinical trials and investigations. Lee also has designed, developed, and led organizational change strategic initiatives for physician practices, corporations and health systems that were focused on collaboration, culture, and quality. In addition to his significant industry experience, he has served in various capacities in higher learning from lead faculty, program director to course and online learning environment development.

Wanna Stay Connected with Lee? Lee Springer on LinkedIn or Visit Lab Savvy


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Tywauna "Coach Tee" Wilson is an accomplished medical laboratory leader, author of "Some Leaders Wear Lab Coats," and co-host of the "eLABorate Topics" podcast. As founder and president of Trendy Elite Coaching and Consulting, she develops best-in-class leaders through coaching programs and leadership training. With two decades of experience, including as a lab manager and technical director, Tywauna leverages her clinical expertise to mentor laboratory professionals. Through Trendy Elite's Standout Leader Academy and her own initiatives, she empowers professionals to enhance their leadership skills, expand their influence, and excel in their careers. Tywauna is committed to guiding the next generation of confident, competent laboratory leaders
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Stephanie Whitehead

It isn’t every healthcare leader who can seamlessly lead through the chaos of managing a large healthcare operation while navigating the rapid changes in healthcare. But this is exactly the environment where Stephanie Whitehead not only shines but thrives!

Stephanie is an executive-level leader that fueled by her passion for helping others in the medical profession achieve operational excellence. Intrigued by the evolving nature of the laboratory field and its strong impact on patient treatment, she had an early determination to leave an indelible mark on the laboratory profession.
Stephanie is a co-host who offers a unique blend of clinical knowledge, practical advice, and personable humor. Stephanie’s niche has always been the ability to see problems with a wide-lens view and then, narrow them down to connect the dots, take action, and drive results.

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