Issue: Volume VI No. 15 - November 1, 1999

Internet-Based Lab Info Racing Into Marketplace

CEO SUMMARY: It’s another roller coaster ride for clinical laboratories and pathology practices. Within 24 months, virtually all physician offices will be using web-based technology to order lab tests and receive test results. Web-based ordering/reporting of laboratory testing will drive the organizational form of laboratories and pathology groups throughout the upcoming decade. IF LABORATORY CONSOLIDATION …

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Physicians Demand Web Solutions From Clinical Labs

CEO SUMMARY: As physicians gain personal familiarity with the Internet and its potential to enhance their medical practice, they logically begin to want their clinical laboratory to offer web-based solutions. Physicians are driving this impending marketplace shift away from proprietary PC computer ordering/reporting systems to web-based products. Only labs willing to respond will maintain their …

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New Internet Companies Target Clinical Lab Services

CEO SUMMARY: During the coming transition from proprietary PC-based to web-based lab test ordering/reporting systems, it will be Internet start-up companies that have the competitive jump over traditional LIS vendors. There are many reasons why this is true. Here is a first look at the major players who will compete to provide Internet links between …

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Advanced Health Targets Integrated Health Networks

“The question that every clinical laboratory must now ask is this: will my lab be a technology differentiator or a technology enabler?” Rob Alger, Advanced Health Technology CEO SUMMARY: Many hospital-based laboratories have a different mission than commercial laboratories. They must support the variety of provider types that participate inside the integrated healthcare system. Advanced Health …

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Healtheon Already Choice Of Public Lab Companies

CEO SUMMARY: Probably no single individual has greater insight about the changes now occurring to web-based laboratory test ordering and results reporting than Healtheon Corporation’s Nancy Ham. As Vice President of Connectivity & Institutional Services, Nancy is responsible for Healtheon’s clinical laboratory product, called Healtheon Dx. THE DARK REPORT recently traveled to Healtheon’s corporate headquarters …

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“November 1, 1999 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Well-run hospital laboratory outreach programs continue to thrive. Last week THE DARK REPORT was in Chicago to visit Genesis Clinical Laboratory. Located in Berwyn, Illinois, Genesis is a for-profit subsidiary of McNeal Hospital. During the last two years, Genesis President Eugene Heidt has kick-started the sales program and reports steady growth in outreach revenues along …

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Big Challenges For Clinical Laboratories

AS YOU WILL READ IN THIS ISSUE, IT IS A REMARKABLE PREDICTION. Our editor states that, in only 24 months, virtually every physicians office in the United States will be connected to its laboratory providers through a web-based arrangement. In my decades of watching the clinical laboratory industry, I have never seen anything approaching the …

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