What is the NorthEast Community Laboratory Alliance?
The NorthEast Community Laboratory Alliance (NECLA) is an affiliation of community-based hospital laboratories. Formed in 1996, NECLA operates in collaboration with Mayo Clinical Laboratories of Rochester Minnesota. Through a coordinated delivery system, NECLA is designed to support local and regional healthcare providers while also supporting each hospital member's outreach activities without limiting their primary loyalty to their hospital and its alliances.
What are the community laboratory network benefits?
The NECLA network supports regional healthcare providers. NECLA also supports member laboratories in their outreach efforts. NECLA shares tests to broaden coverage and increase efficiency of locally performed tests
The vision of the NorthEast Community Laboratory Alliance is a proactive network of community-based laboratories committed to providing our customers with coordinated access to high quality, cost-effective laboratory services that improve the health status of our communities.
The mission of the NorthEast Community Laboratory Alliance (NECLA) is to integrate laboratory services by collaboratively providing the right solutions to current and emerging needs, including:
How will NECLA effectively meet the challenges of the constantly changing healthcare environment?
As we look to the future, major healthcare changes are inevitable. NECLA will meet these new challenges by continuing to be a progressive provider of quality laboratory services. The healthcare environment requires communities to effectively manage the care of their patients. We are all challenged to improve quality, reduce waste and lower the overall cost of medical care. NECLA and similar alliances around the country provide an effective and flexible answer to today's challenges. NECLA will respond creatively and intelligently to the healthcare demands of the future..
What can NECLA provide for managed care organizations?
How will community-based laboratory services benefit local physicians and their patients?
The combination of primary physicians, laboratory services and other healthcare providers working together creates a truly effective healthcare team and delivery system. This results in a higher standard of patient care - one that is appropriate, seamless, cost-effective and highly efficient.