Supply Expense Reduction Strategies

Expires October 10, 2018


Length: 41 minutes and 21 seconds


In order for a business to be successful, identification and elimination of waste and their associated costs is vital. This is especially true in the health care arena. The aim of this session is to examine expenses related to laboratory supplies and offer expense-reduction strategies to consider.


After viewing this forum, participants should be able to:

  • Describe various laboratory supply-related expenses
  • Identify opportunities for expense savings
  • Implement strategies that result in lower supply expenses

Intended Audience

This series is appropriate for laboratory administrators and managers, quality assurance and control staff, supervisors, and other laboratory personnel who are dedicated to continuous quality and process improvement.

Level of Instruction



Photo of Daniel (Dan) S. JohnsonDaniel (Dan) S. Johnson
Principal Systems Engineer
Mayo Collaborative Services
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
Dan S. Johnson is a Principal Systems Engineer for the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of North Dakota. Dan has 21 years of process engineering experience with the past 8 years at Mayo Clinic. Prior to joining Mayo, Dan worked as a process engineer and supplier quality engineer for technology- and medical-based companies.


The following types of credit are offered for this event:

State of California
State of Florida (Supervision/Administration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, and Safety)

To obtain credit:

  1. Watch the video.
  2. Complete the posttest and evaluation that launches immediately following the video.
  3. Generate and print your certificate(s).

Note: Participants requesting P.A.C.E. credit, in compliance with ASCLS P.A.C.E. program requirements, must attain a score of 70% or higher on the posttest to obtain a certificate.

Mayo Medical Laboratories is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® program. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 P.A.C.E® contact hour. Level of instruction for this program is intermediate. In compliance with ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program requirements, participants must attain a score of 70% or higher on the posttest to obtain a certificate.

Mayo Medical Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences for State of California and State of Florida credit. Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel has designated this program for Supervision/Administration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, and Safety credit. The level of instruction for this program is intermediate. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.


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