Issue: Volume XIV No. 7 - May 14, 2007

LabCorp & Sunrise CEOs Score at Exec War College

CEO SUMMARY: This year’s Executive War College on Lab and Pathology Management delivered major surprises, along with first news of breakthrough innovations and emerging trends. Managed care contracting for lab testing services was this year’s premier topic and there was keen interest in the remarks on this subject by LabCorp’s new CEO, David King. Another …

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Beckman Coulter, Biosite, Inverness, MedTox, Group Health, Henry Ford, Johns Hopkins

BECKMAN COULTER HOPES TO COMPLETE ACQUISITION OF BIOSITE FINGERS ARE CROSSED at Beckman Coulter, Inc., as the company hopes to complete its acquisition of Biosite, Inc., by tomorrow night (May 15 at midnight). Its original offer to purchase Biosite on March 25 was eclipsed by another buyer on April 5. Under a recently revised purchase …

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Emerging Global Trends in How Labs Are Using “Distributed Computing”

“In several different countries, laboratories already use ‘distributed computing’, in the form of a single LIS data center that provides informatics services to as many as 25 laboratories in a region. The trend is to increase interoperability and portability of the information for better patient care.” —Jacques Baudin Executive Vice President, Technidata America Medical Software …

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ACLA Prepares to Tackle Tough Lab Industry Issues

CEO SUMMARY: At its annual meeting last month, the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) rolled out a new campaign to educate Congress, government and private payers, and the American public about the value of laboratory testing. Called “Results for Life,” the campaign is a well funded and ambitious effort to carve out a place at …

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Dark Daily

May 14, 2007 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

With so many baby boomers in lab management ranks making preparations for their retirement, a question now asked often is “what can I do as an encore?” Recently, THE DARK REPORT caught up with Dixie McFadden, who retired from her position as Laboratory Administrator at Kaiser Permanente Northwest Regional Laboratories in Portland, Oregon, more than …

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Quest Diagnostics Regains Contract to Manage British Hospital Lab

HAVING DECLARED IN JANUARY THAT IT WANTED TO EXPAND OVERSEAS, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated announced on March 22 that it had been awarded a five-year contract to provide laboratory services to a hospital trust and primary care trust in London, England. Quest Diagnostics will provide 24/7 laboratory services for the 362-bed West Middlesex University Hospital, as …

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