TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Avalon Healthcare Solutions today announced the inauguration of the initial phase of its innovative, comprehensive laboratory management program. The company has launched its national network of independent specialty laboratory providers offering physicians and their patients' access to high quality, specialized laboratory testing services.
"Our program launch is an exciting milestone for Avalon," said Dr. Bill Kerr, Avalon's chief executive officer. "The laboratory industry is exploding with new testing technologies, and the ability to evaluate these advances expeditiously is a critical need in health care. Avalon's program embeds high quality science in the management of laboratory services."
Studies show that over 30% of clinical laboratory testing is unnecessary or overused. Inappropriate testing can lead to complications and expense arising from unwarranted care, leading to increased health risks and costs. Missing key screenings also can have adverse consequences. Avalon's Clinical Advisory Board, made up of leading pathologists from across the country, leads the company's focus on deploying policies that help ensure the delivery of the right test at the right time in the right setting.
Avalon has selected its network of lab providers based upon their demonstrated commitment to quality care and the adoption of patient-friendly, transparent services. Avalon works with these labs to help educate physicians regarding appropriate clinical testing for the thousands of patients Avalon anticipates serving over the coming months.
About Avalon Healthcare Solutions
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Avalon is a clinical and information technology company that uses evidence-based medicine to develop and deploy policies and manage a national network of providers in the dynamic, complex lab environment. Avalon helps physicians, patients, and payers manage the appropriate use of thousands of laboratory tests. For more information about Avalon, visit www.avalonhcs.com.
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