Author Irwin Rothenberg, MBA, MS, MLS(ASCP)

Irwin Rothenberg, MBA, MS, MLS(ASCP)
Irwin Rothenberg, MBA, MS, MLS(ASCP)

Irwin Rothenberg, MBA, MS, MLS(ASCP) is Quality Advisor for COLA Resources, Inc. where he provides a wide range of technical assistance to COLA’s enrolled labs to help them achieve continuous quality as it relates to COLA and CLIA standards. His role is to help laboratories achieve quality standards 365 days a year, instead of limiting quality reviews to a biennial survey process. Rothenberg joined COLA in 1996 as a laboratory inspector. He previously was the Executive Director of Community Response, a community-based organization that provides HIV/AIDS support services in metropolitan Chicago. Prior to that position he was the Laboratory Manager of Crittenden Memorial Hospital, West Memphis, AR. He was formerly a Technical Consultant/Surveyor for COLA. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brooklyn College, a Medical Technology degree from Good Samaritan School of Medical Technology, a Master of Science degree from Colorado State University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Memphis.

CRI Lab Quality Advisor Thinkstock/istock

It’s the manager’s duty to make sure the laboratory team is prepared. Cross-training is often thought of as a routine staffing event designed to provide…

CRI Lab Quality Advisor Cultural Vertigo

How do you handle political, cultural and generational differences among the laboratory staff? We often discuss staffing issues within the bubble of our laboratory routine.…

Quest for Quality Thinkstock/istock

The public needs to be alerted to the possible ramifications of a lack of qualified lab professionals. For the past few decades, medical laboratory technology has been…

Quest for Quality

Has your laboratory adopted this new paradigm? Quest for Quality Over the last quarter of a century, despite tremendous advances in medical science and technology,…

Outreach Educational Outreach

How to build institutional teams with enough respect, understanding and competency to ensure mutual best practices. In a medical office setting, the general office staff…

Stepwise Success Star Rating_505327046

The impact of Millennials’ interpretations and expectations of quality service from the healthcare profession in general—and laboratories in particular—continues to grow with each passing year.…

Information Systems Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a wireless, non-contact use of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields that transfer data for the purposes of automatically identifying and tracking tags…