Issue: Volume XXIX, No. 1 - January 10, 2022

XIFIN’s Acquisition of OmniSYS Will Unite Lab with Pharmacy

This is an excerpt of a 1,829-word article in the January 10, 2022 issue of  THE DARK REPORT (TDR). The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: XIFIN’s acquisition of OmniSys, a pharmacy technology company, is the latest evidence that retail pharmacies are preparing to become a new front …

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2021 Closes with Two Major Lab Industry Events

Normally, the time around Christmas and New Year passes quietly, typically without any significant developments. Such was not the case for the clinical laboratory industry in the last month of 2021 because of two announcements, each of which confirms ongoing market trends in healthcare and the lab testing industry.  The first announcement was on Dec. …

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XIFIN Buys OmniSYS, Bridges Lab to Pharmacy

CEO SUMMARY: XIFIN’s acquisition of pharmacy technology company OmniSYS is the latest evidence that retail pharmacies are preparing to become a new front door to healthcare for consumers. The deal allows XIFIN to bring clinical lab information about patients directly to pharmacists while also helping retail pharmacies with clinical service billing and reimbursement needs as …

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Jury Finds Elizabeth Holmes Guilty in Four of 11 Criminal Counts

THERANOS’ FOUNDER ELIZABETH HOLMES received four convictions out of 11 charges in her blockbuster trial, which likely means a federal prison sentence for the former CEO.  The guilty verdicts arrived Jan. 3 after months of testimony and jury deliberations that lasted more than 50 hours. Holmes was convicted on the following charges, as outlined by …

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Rural Hospital Lab Hits Automation Home Run

CEO SUMMARY: With the hospital adding specialist physicians and at the same time enjoying sustained growth in outreach test volume, the lab was hit with the dual need to expand the in-house test menu and reconfigure workflow to handle predictions of ongoing growth in outreach testing. Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System’s laboratory examined bottlenecks in …

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Expert Lists Strategies to Cope with Cyber Attacks

CEO SUMMARY: Class action lawsuits filed by patients whose protected health information (PHI) was breached during a cyber attack may be one additional unwelcome consequence for clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups hit by a ransomware or cyber attack. This is what happened to ReproSource Fertility Diagnostics, a subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics. An expert offers …

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January 10, 2022 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Imagine a medical lab temporarily closing because of the demand for too many tests! That’s just what happened at one of Australia’s largest medical lab companies. Australian Clinical Labs had to temporarily discontinue offering COVID-19 testing because test volumes had gotten too large. Australian Clinical Labs operates dozens of drive-through and walk-in testing sites in …

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