Issue: Volume VIII No. 2 - February 5, 2001

“Information Therapy” Plays to Labs’ Strengths

IT’S TIME TO PAY ATTENTION TO A GROWING AREA OF MEDICINE loosely described as “information therapy.” It is the concept of providing consumers and patients with reliable health information without requiring face-to-face visits with physicians or other healthcare professionals. For clinical laboratories and anatomic pathologists, this is an important development. After all, information is the …

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Eight Trends Reshaping Clinical Lab Services

CEO SUMMARY: Once again, THE DARK REPORT’S annual list of lab industry trends deals less with government regulation and influence on laboratory operations and more with the impact of new technologies and new management philosophies. Marketplace acceptance of these lab industry trends is occurring swiftly. Throughout 2000, early adopter labs moved readily to respond to …

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“Local” Anatomic Path Has Two Major Players

CEO SUMMARY: After a lot of money and much effort, the fledgling crop of companies wanting to consolidate and manage pathology group practices has narrowed into just two market leaders: AmeriPath and Pathology Service Associates. These two companies could not be more different in their goals and operating philosophies. For local pathology groups, this is …

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Atlas Development, Labtest.com, Bio-Reference Labs, Cytyc, TriPath Imaging

EARLY ADOPTERS OFFER WEB-ENABLED LAB TEST REPORTING TO DOCTORS THERE’S A GROWING NUMBER of clinical laboratories which now provide Web-enabled lab test reporting to their physician-clients. Dynacare, Inc. is in the first phase of a national roll-out of Web-enabled lab test results reporting. Its Seattle division was first to become operational with this service. Atlas …

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Lab Sales & Marketing Programs Are Changing

CEO SUMMARY: Market evidence points to a shifting role in the sales priorities of the national labs. Meanwhile, regional laboratories and pathology companies are enjoying surprising success with their sales and marketing programs. These shifting patterns may indicate a new stratification in the laboratory services marketplace. It may be closely linked to managed care contracting …

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“February 5, 2001 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

This time the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) looked in its own backyard to find a Executive Director. On Monday, February 12, Robert Neri will begin his responsibilities at CLMA. Not only does Neri have a long career in laboratory management, but he lives in the Philadelphia area, near CLMA’s offices in Malvern, Pennsylvania. CLMA’s …

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