Tag: automated laboratory equipment

Ten Management Myths Misled Clinical Laboratory Executives

CEO SUMMARY: We offer our second installment about the ten management myths which led the clinical laboratory industry astray during the 1980s and 1990s. Regretfully, clients responding to part one of this series tell us that these management myths remain alive and well—and continue to steer many well-intended but misguided laboratory managers in the wrong

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“August 4, 1997 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Impressions from the AACC’s annual convention in Atlanta in July: With more than 16,000 attendees, it is much larger than CLMA. International attendees comprised at least 25% of that number. The exhibit hall is heavy on technical products and instruments. Conspicuously absent as exhibitors were the major LIS vendors and reference laboratories. The AACC’s traditional

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Dismal Hospital Finances Behind Lab Joint Venture

CEO SUMMARY: 1995 marked a pace-setting agreement between Columbia and LabCorp. LabCorp would consolidate and manage the laboratories at three Columbia Hospitals. All participants agree that the project has met expectations. But Columbia has yet to clone this model elsewhere. Here’s why.

COMMENTATOR Paul Harvey is famous for his trademark radio programs which end with the

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“June 2, 1997 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

With commercial laboratories pressing hospital laboratories for joint ventures, a unique selling proposition helps. MDS-AutoLab, Inc. of Canada has a different twist. They will not sell you their automated laboratory equipment. Instead, they offer it on a profit-sharing type of arrangement.

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This profit-sharing arrangement is already part of the regional laboratory venture between Columbia/HCA

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An Industrial Engineer Looks At Laboratory Automation And Robotics

EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION: Last fall, Mark Smythe’s four-part DARK REPORT series about the thirteen “Perilous Parallels” common to commercial laboratory managers provoked widespread response among our clients and readers. We’ve invited him back to address management issues involving laboratory automation and robotics. As an industrial engineer with 35 years experience at some of America’s best-run companies,

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