Issue: Volume XVI No. 4 - March 16, 2009

Information is Power for Lab Leaders!

YOU’VE ALWAYS RELIED ON THE DARK REPORT to keep you at the cutting edge of developments in laboratory management and the broader healthcare system. We’ve consistently been first with the essential, intelligence, and analysis you need to keep your laboratory at its financial and clinical acme. Once again, in this issue of THE DARK REPORT …

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Unprecedented Times Lie Ahead For Labs

CEO SUMMARY: Here’s a lab industry first: insight and analysis about why hospital/health system laboratories are already feeling the financial pinch as their parent organizations scramble to conserve and accumulate cash. That’s bad news for IVD vendors and other lab industry suppliers. And that’s not all! Healthcare reform proposals carry the potential to further hamstring …

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Cleveland Clinic Unveils Plan For New National Esoteric Lab

DESPITE A WORSENING ECONOMY, the Cleveland Clinic will begin construction of a major new $25 million laboratory facility of 100,000 square feet this summer. The lab is expected to open by the end of 2010. During the past two years, Cleveland Clinic has quietly laid the groundwork to create a reference and esoteric laboratory testing …

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Olympus Diagnostics Unit Sold to Beckman Coulter

CEO SUMMARY: For Beckman Coulter, the opportunity to acquire the diagnostics business of Olympus Corporation was compelling for at least two reasons. One, the chemistry and automation products of both companies are quite complementary. Two, in a steadily-consolidating in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry, Beckman’s acquisition of the Olympus diagnostics unit was an important strategic response. …

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Boston’s Beth Israel Scores Improvement Gains with Lean

CEO Summary: Lean methods are helping laboratories resolve aggravating problems that have been unresolvable for as long as 10 years. At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, improvement teams involving the laboratory and ED staff addressed high rates of hemolyzed specimens. Collaboration among departments and the use of Lean methods produced swift results. The …

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Competition in Rapid Tests Means Value to Labs

CEO SUMMARY: One of the hottest market segments in in vitro diagnostics (IVD) is rapid testing. However, because labs now often have multiple choices when selecting a rapid test, IVD manufacturers recognize the need to differentiate their products by adding additional features and benefits. In the case of 3M’s new rapid test for influenza, the …

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Aperio, Cerner Interface Digital Path and Path LIS

CEO SUMMARY: For pathologists watching the market acceptance of digital imaging and digital pathology systems, another milestone has been reached. The nation’s largest health IT companies are beginning to develop interfaces between their anatomic pathology laboratory information systems and digital pathology products. One such interface is now available to interface Cerner Corporation’s CoPathPlus with the …

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Dark Daily

March 16, 2009 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

In the United Kingdom, there is an interesting development regarding anatomic pathology and clinical laboratory services. The trust which operates the famous 986-bed Guy’s Hospital and 957-bed St. Thomas’ Hospital has entered a joint venture with Serco Group plc. Effective February, 1, Serco now manages the 50-50 joint venture, which is called GSTS Pathology. All …

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