CEO SUMMARY: Two years ago, the rate of hemolysis in blood drawn in the Cleveland Clinic’s Emergency Department was about nine times higher than the ASCP recommended rate of 2%. With a two-year cooperative agreement and funding from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the ED and clinical lab staff developed a quality
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Regulation of genetic tests by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to move forward. Earlier this month, an FDA advisory panel conducted hearings on this subject. The Molecular and Clinical Genetics Panel of FDA’s Medical Devices Advisory Committee discussed several aspects of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing. Experts on the panel advocated that consumers should
Kaiser Permanente Northern California says it now has all 21 hospitals and 160 clinics and medical offices up and running with a fully functioning electronic health record (EHR) system. This ends implementation of a decade-long effort that cost $4 billion. Kaiser claims that its HealthConnect EHR is currently the world’s largest private sector EHR system.
In Nigeria, there is an aggressive effort underway to raise the quality of medical laboratory testing. One major element involves inspection of clinical laboratories throughout the nation by teams of laboratory professionals working with the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN). During 2009, MLSCN has closed 938 substandard and unregistered medical laboratories in all
There’s regulatory relief for California labs in the important area of technical staff licensing. California’s Department of Health Services (DHS) has approved the Board of Registry medical technologist (MT) examination administered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as meeting the California clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) licensure requirements. The approval is effective on October
There’s a new leader at the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA). On February 7, 2005, CLMA President Judy Lien announced that the association’s new Chief Executive Officer is Dana Procsal, Ph.D., a veteran laboratory industry executive. Most recently, Procsal was Vice President of Laboratory Improvement Programs at the College of American Pathologists, a position
RECOGNIZING the growing importance of molecular pathology, the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) established a new certification program in this diagnostic specialty.
Offered since June 2003, 18 people have passed the examination and can use the designation “MP (ASCP).” Pre-requisites for the MP designation are a baccalaureate degree and on-the-job training in molecular pathology.
CEO SUMMARY: This exclusive intelligence briefing predicts how specific new technologies may drive changes in the laboratory-testing marketplace during the next five years. The key message is that change is expected to be incremental, not disruptive—given the technology known to be in development at this time. But the more provocative insight relates to how even
CEO SUMMARY: As new diagnostic technologies move through the development pipeline and into widespread clinical use, the scientific knowledge and skill sets needed by laboratory staff and management will change. The emphasis in laboratory medicine will evolve to include more molecular technology, but this evolution will proceed incrementally, giving all laboratories time to adapt.