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Why did we create the Pathology Test Prices Costing Model TM

In response to the Carter review all Pathology departments are charged with identifying significant savings to contribute towards a national estimate of £500 million.  Not only is this a challenging time for Pathology but it also means the development of effective and standard tools to achieve this target within a relatively short timeframe is long overdue.  Historically, some Pathology departments have built in-house programmes to cost tests but there is no published evidence to indicate their reliability or their effectiveness outside the site they are implemented.  Without a market-driven standardised technique for costing Pathology the reliability of Pathology costing is still questionable.

To meet the growing need for an industry standard tool for costing Pathology tests, RLK Associates embarked on a project to develop a product that can quickly generate various performance indicators including the prices of all Pathology tests. The model is designed to produce individual prices per test, total cost of the Pathology service, real costs that arise when services are reconfigured, and whether services are financially efficient and productive - this in turn can be used to inform the future viability of individual Pathology departments

Who are RLK Associates?

RLK Associates is organised by healthcare professionals each with a proven track record of developing and implementing tools that allow Pathology to measure and analyse complex issues.  Such issues include cost analyses, workforce and workload indicators, trend analyses, as well scorecard and dashboard diagnostics.During the development of our Products we call upon the experience of laboratories to perform rigorous testing before any official launch into the marketplace.Our expanding team has input from experienced scientific staff currently working in healthcare.  There are representatives from all Pathology disciplines enabling any development to receive the correct scrutiny and evaluation before being issued for road-testing and then marketing.Our firm develops and provides specialised documentation and software for Pathology encouraging standardisation of accreditation, measuring quality indicators and performing financial analyses.  

We also provide training to use our products and work with organisations to develop bespoke tools to meet specific requirements.

Our goal is to get you implementing and using our tools as standard industry tools for Pathology. Our work is grounded in real business issues that proactively seek to develop the Pathology modernisation agenda to produce tangible, bottom line outcomes. We use the context of your business to develop the strategies and behaviours necessary for success in today's market driven Pathology climate. 

Reseller agreement

RLK Associates are looking for resellers.  If you would like to work in partnership with us and join us in marketing this exciting product via our Reseller agreement please Contact Us.