R. Lewis Dark
Articles by R. Lewis Dark
From the Volume XXVIII, No. 14 – October 18, 2021 Issue
Primary care patients are a major source of lab test referrals to the nation’s clinical laboratories. Until recent years, the typical primary care clinic was located in or near the medical campus of the local hospital and was probably owned by the doctors who staffed the clinic….
From the Volume XXVIII, No. 13 – September 27, 2021 Issue
YOU HAVE PROBABLY NOTICED THAT THE TERM “ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE” is now part of the description for a growing proportion of the new products and services being offered to your clinical laboratory or anatomic pathology group. Regardless of whether it is automation, analyzers, or software, the claim…
From the Volume XXVIII, No. 12 – September 7, 2021 Issue
For several months, many of you have used conversations and email to encourage us to conduct a live Executive War College before the end of 2021. It was because of this support that we arranged a hotel in a state that has supported a return to more normal activities. Thus, our conference will …
From the Volume XXVIII, No. 11 – August 16, 2021 Issue
IN RECENT WEEKS, OUR EDITORIAL TEAM has been developing session topics and speakers for the upcoming Executive War College Presents: Preparing Your Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Group for Post-Pandemic Success, which happens on Nov. 2-3, 2021. It has been an eye-opening process because of …
From the Volume XXVIII, No. 10 – July 26, 2021 Issue
IS THE CLASSIC MODEL OF THE INDEPENDENT PATHOLOGIST-OWNED CLINICAL LABORATORY that is the sole source provider of all routine, reference, and esoteric testing to physicians in its community on its way to extinction? There is strong evidence to support a “yes” answer to that question….
From the Volume XXVIII, No. 9 – July 6, 2021 Issue
Unexpected and surprising things continue to happen in the clinical laboratory industry. You might consider that to be one unifying theme to the intelligence briefings we present in this issue of The Dark Report. For example, a…
From the Volume XXVIII, No. 8 – June 14, 2021 Issue
For more than a decade, Medicare officials and healthcare policymakers have told the medical establishment that the primary goal must be to keep people healthy and out of hospitals, and to help patients manage their chronic conditions so as to avoid acute events. …
From the Volume XXVIII, No. 7 – May 24, 2021 Issue
Being first to predict an important trend’s arrival or departure can bring accolades for perceptive foresight or rebukes for getting it wrong. This issue of The Dark Report puts us on the record for making early predictions on two trends, each with the potential to financially make or brea…
From the Volume XXVIII, No. 6 – May 3, 2021 Issue
MOST OF US WOULD CONSIDER IT GOOD NEWS that the number of Americans vaccinated continues to grow even as the daily number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths has fallen since its peak last winter. Data from USAFacts.com, a website developed by teams…
From the Volume XXVIII No. 5 – April 12, 2021 Issue
ONCE AGAIN, THE LATEST NEWS OF IMPORTANCE in the clinical laboratory industry includes disparate topics that include legal/regulatory, new technology in anatomic pathology, fraud involving lab testing, and more consolidation in the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry….
The former Theranos lab director, pathologist Adam Rosendorff MD, has been in the news, as Elizabeth Holmes’ defense demonstrates the risks associated with lab oversight. Also, Walgreens has announced it will build 1,000 primary care clinics by 2027, showing how the traditional model of primary care is changing.See the full table of contents
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