Month: December 2005

Pathologists: Will CDHP-insured Patients Pay You?

FOR THOSE AMONG YOU WHO THINK STRATEGICALLY, our White Paper is sure to be a revelation. It is a sophisticated and detailed overview of the role Consumer-Directed Health Plans (CDHPs) will play in the upcoming revolution within the American healthcare system. Today I’d like to address one specific element in this White Paper. It is …

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Helping Labs Get Ahead Of the CDHP Tsunami

THIS IS THE THIRD WHITE PAPER published by THE DARK REPORT in the past 10 years. We think you will find it the single most important intelligence briefing we’ve produced. That’s because of two reasons. First, the American healthcare system is in the earliest stages of total revolution. Like every true revolution, upheaval disrupts the …

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Consumer-Directed Health Plans To Be Healthcare’s Next Wave

“There is an opportunity for laboratories to put strategies in place to benefit from the changes triggered by wider use of CDHPs.” —Paul Mango CEO SUMMARY: It is widely known that growing numbers of employers are turning to consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) as a way to control increases in their annual health benefit costs. But …

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Internet as Threat and Opportunity for Labs

IT’S BEEN A WHILE SINCE THIS CRUSTY CURMUDGEON WEIGHED IN ON technology changes with the potential to reshape laboratory services as we know them today. However, things are changing and today I’d like to call your attention to certain developments with the Internet and comment on their potential to trigger change in our industry. Many of …

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Picking Top Ten Stories Of 2005 for Lab Industry

CEO SUMMARY: THE DARK REPORT offers its pick of the “Ten Biggest Lab Stories of 2005.” This year’s list of stories ranges from major consolidation in both the laboratory and health insurance industries, to “true crime” episodes that triggered criminal indictments of certain public lab executives. 2005’s most important story may be the forceful arrival of consumer-directed health …

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Middleware Provides Opportunity For Labs to Gain New Functions

“Even as more laboratories begin to use middleware, the number of functions and uses for middleware continues to increase —Gregory R Vail, CEO, Data Innovations, Inc. CEO SUMMARY: Middleware is attracting attention throughout the laboratory industry. It describes the software applications that bridge instruments and the LIS, or sit on top of the LIS to …

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“December 5, 2005 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

On November 9, Luminex Corporation was awarded the “2005 Clinical Diagnostics Technology of the Year” Award from Frost & Sullivan. The award recognizes “clinical diagnostics technology that shows the potential to become an industry standard, achieve a high degree of market acceptance, and maintain a competitive posture in several market segments.” Luminex’s xMAP® technology was …

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