The Safety-Spec Gross Room Tray is an important and unique new product which is long overdue to help in the reduction of patient identification errors in this area of the laboratory. When laboratories use this tool as part of their IOM inspired error reduction program, I have no doubt that many labeling errors will be adverted.
In addition to his active medicolegal expertise practice, Dr. Raab is also an internationally recognized expert in the field of Lean Management in Healthcare, as a consultant, author, and keynote speaker. His work on evaluating and improving the delivery of healthcare has been published in numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications including many on error detection and analysis in the medical laboratory.
Dr. Raab is currently a Professor in Laboratory Medicine at Memorial University, St. John’s, NL and Chief of Laboratory Medicine at the Eastern Regional Integrated Health Authority. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA.