Laboratory medicine in the new regulatory and healthcare environment: from essentialism to consequentialism

Fatma Taneli

Innovations in digital health technology will have a great impact on future medical laboratory. Laboratory medicine specialists must realize their changing role such as consultation, medical interpretation of complex laboratory results and interacting both with physicians and patients for the improvement of patient care. Our societies need to improve the curricula of training the laboratory specialists for their new roles in the new digital health era.