Issues Archive

The most complete archive of clinical and pathology lab industry news available, including issues from 1997 to the present.

Volume XXIX, No. 16 – November 21, 2022

In this issue:

In an exclusive interview with The Dark Report, the founder of an innovative diagnostics company shares the firm’s new hybrid approach to collecting and analyzing blood samples, uniting the retail pharmacy and the clinical lab for both convenience and quality. In other news, an LIS company explains the steps needed to install a new LIS.

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Volume XXIX, No. 15 – October 31, 2022

In this issue:

The Director of the CDC’s Division of Laboratory Systems gives an exclusive interview about lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, U.S. hospitals are poised to lose billions, a problem that has strong implications for labs. In IVD news, Qiagen and Bio-Rad Laboratories are reportedly in merger discussions.

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Volume XXIX, No. 14 – October 10, 2022

In this issue:

Four experts explain proven ways to improve payer relationships and get genetic tests reimbursed promptly. Also, Mayo Clinic is exploring how AI and computational pathology can improve productivity and diagnostic accuracy in ways that even labs at smaller hospitals can put into practice.

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Volume XXIX, No. 13 – September 19, 2022

In this issue:

A telemedicine firm is offering home phlebotomy service as consumers are increasingly interested in new ways to access healthcare. Also, a Texas lab outlines its dual accreditation path, and an expert explains how using Lean methods can help labs cut costs while improving quality and even enhancing employee retention.

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Volume XXIX, No. 12 – August 29, 2022

In this issue:

A Johns Hopkins Medical point-of-care testing leader shares tactics for standardizing POCT across a wide range of hospitals and other sites. Also, the lab industry notches a win in court against the Department of Health and Human Services relative to PAMA implementation. Finally, the Dark Report has organized a new roundtable workshop program to address solutions to budget cuts, staffing issues and revenue enhancements.

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Volume XXIX, No. 11 – August 8, 2022

In this issue:

This issue examines the challenges facing the nation’s hospitals, health systems, and clinical labs: unprecedented shortages of lab staff, nurses, and other professionals with inflation-fueled cost increases and deteriorating hospital finances. Also, the issue delivers a case study showing how Bryan Health in Nebraska expanded its lab outreach program to include direct-to-consumer tests.

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Volume XXIX, No. 10 – July 18, 2022

In this issue:

Theranos COO Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani has been found guilty of 12 counts of conspiracy and wire fraud, and The Dark Report examines his trial and compares it to that of CEO Elizabeth Holmes. Also, there are several important court rulings that will impact the way labs do business, as well as pending federal legislation to consider.

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Volume XXIX, Number 9 – June 27, 2022

In this issue:

UnitedHealth is now offering a new laboratory benefits management program that may expand health plans’ use of prior authorization. Also, Oracle, a major informatics company, has ambitious plans that could make diagnostic data more accessible and, at the same time, more valuable for clinical laboratories.

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Volume XXIX, No. 8 – June 6, 2022

In this issue:

More changes are coming for the clinical lab industry, including the Department of Justice’s move to hold individuals accountable for lab fraud, even after company settlements have been reached. Also, integrated delivery networks are forming new mergers to create ever-larger business entities, all of which has implications for labs.

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Volume XXIX, No. 7 – May 16, 2022

In this issue:

Better collection and use of clinical data was a prominent theme discussed by attendees at last month’s annual Executive War College Conference on Laboratory and Pathology Management in New Orleans. Also, an attorney warns that federal fraud investigators are targeting labs that did extensive COVID-19 testing during the height of the pandemic.

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