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Newsmaker Interview: Healthcare’s Transformation Now Bringing Changes to Lab Industry

“Today, patients want to get diagnosis and treatment faster with fewer visits to the doctor’s office. They want speedier and more comprehensive delivery of clinical services, be it laboratory tests, imaging, or other procedures.”

—Ralph Taylor, President, Sysmex America, Inc.

CEO Summary: To bring testing closer to patients, clinical laboratories will need to offer sophisticated point-of-care systems

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Specimen Volume Declines Reported By Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp

IN REPORTING SECOND QUARTER EARNINGS, there was enough difference in the numbers announced by Quest Diagnostics Incorporated and Laboratory Corporation of America to catch the attention of financial analysts.

Revenue at LabCorp was up for the quarter while revenue at Quest Diagnostics was down for the quarter. But the devil is in the details. Financial analysts

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“State of Lab Industry” Reveals Radical Change

CEO SUMMARY: Pick your trend: declining reimbursement, consolidation, clinical integration, downsizing, and capitated reimbursement. These trends all continued to shape the way laboratories organized to provide services. But 1997’s wildcard was the federal government. Between investigations and new regulations, laboratories were hit hard.

FOR THE clinical laboratory industry, 1997’s biggest surprise was both unexpected and unpleasant:

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