Month: July 2001

“July 23, 2001 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Chairman and CEO Mark Chandler recently disclosed that researchers within Luminex Corporation are developing new detection capabilities that would permit its LabMap system to “simultaneously perform a broad range of cellular, microbial, and related tests, such as complete blood counts (CBC) and bacterial analysis. The company recently filed an initial patent application covering aspects of …

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Digene, Ivax Diagnostics, Myriad Genetics, Bioscientia, LabOne, Aetna

ROTARY CLUBS LAUNCH MEXICO-BASED CERVICAL SCREENING EFFORT IN MEXICO, Rotary International will attack the problem of cervical cancer among Mexican women by supporting a screening program that utilizes human papillomavirus (HPV) testing. Called “Test for Life,” the program will be run by local Rotary clubs in Mexico and the United States. It is funded by …

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Annual Ranking of Public Laboratory Companies

Public Laboratory Companies Continue To Generate Strong Rates of Growth CALENDAR 2000 was a banner year for all public laboratory and pathology companies in the United States. Virtually every company reported double-digit growth in annual revenues. The new twist in the lab marketplace is the arrival of national lab companies offering anatomic pathology services. Their …

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Anatomic Pathology May Be “Hot” Opportunity

EVERY NOW AND THEN, IT HELPS TO STAND BACK and look at the big picture. In this issue, you will read a unique assessment of the lab industry and pathology profession prepared by our Editor-In-Chief. His analysis covers three points. First, he sorts the market for lab and pathology testing into four segments, then identifies …

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DIANON Acquires UroCor And Boosts Urology Share

CEO SUMMARY: Following years of intense competition for the diagnostic testing business of office-based urologists, DIANON Systems and UroCor will now join forces. The recently-announced merger creates a powerhouse anatomic pathology company in the urology-based diagnostics services market. This merger also demonstrates that the market for anatomic pathology services remains robust. FOR MORE THAN THREE …

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8 “Must Have” Features For Web Lab Test Reports

CEO SUMMARY: A growing number of laboratories have implemented Web-accessed lab test reporting for their office-based physician clients. Having participated in the design, sale and installation of many of these systems, Cory Fishkin gained valuable insights into the “do’s & don’ts” of Web-accessed lab test results reporting. In this first of several features, Fishkin identifies …

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Analysis of Lab Testing Market Reveals Competitive Shifts

CEO SUMMARY: Even as public lab and anatomic pathology companies enjoy sustained growth in specimen volumes and revenues, fundamental shifts in the basic marketplace have changed the competitive environment. Surprisingly, the most open market segment is anatomic pathology specimens referred by physicians’ offices. Hospital inpatient and outpatient testing continues to be a limited growth opportunity …

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Memorial Hermann Lab Launches Crash Rebuild

CEO SUMMARY: This 600-bed hospital and core laboratory are in a crash rebuilding program as a result of flooding from tropical storm Allison. One important management lesson learned is the value of consolidating and integrating laboratory services within a health system. Previous lab integration efforts within the Memorial Hermann Health System are now contributing to …

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Connecticut Hospital Labs Win HMO Test Contracts

CEO SUMMARY: Connecticut Hospital Laboratory Network, LLC was formed in 1996 with the specific goal of winning managed care lab testing contracts. During the past five years it has steadily increased the number of patients covered by such contracts. Along the way, it has learned important lessons on how to price laboratory testing services and …

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Hospital Association Studies Nurse & Lab Staffing Issues

WIDESPREAD PUBLICITY about the nursing shortage is not coincidence. The American Hospital Association (AHA) is making “staffing relief” a primary reason why the current Congress should increase reimbursement and provide funding for training and recruiting healthcare workers. A variety of studies have looked at nursing vacancies and changes to the total number of registered nurses in …

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