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Tough Times Ahead for Hospitals and Their Labs

CEO SUMMARY: These are challenging times for the nation’s hospitals, health systems, and clinical labs. A perfect storm involving unprecedented shortages of lab staff, nurses, and other professionals with inflation-fueled cost increases and deteriorating hospital finances was a major topic of…

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In Post-COVID-19 Market, IVD Manufacturers Face Supply, Staff Challenges

CEO SUMMARY: After making billions during the COVID-19 pandemic, in vitro diagnostics (IVD) manufacturers must now adjust their strategies and relationships with clinical laboratory customers. Because many contracts for automated instruments are coming due, some IVD companies have t…

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‘Lab Workforce Crisis Takes Top Spot’–CAP Today

CEO SUMMARY: Just weeks ago, CAP Today characterized the current crisis in staffing clinical laboratories as going “from simmer to rolling boil.” Demand for medical technologists and other certified laboratory scientists far exceeds the supply. Consequently, many labs now…

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LabCorp, Quest Talk about Medicare Lab Price Cuts

CEO SUMMARY: In an effort to forestall CMS’ efforts to implement the PAMA final rule on market price reporting, Laboratory Corporation of America and Quest Diagnostics are meeting with members of Congress, officials in the administration, and the new leadership of CMS. During recent con…

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Lean Used to Lay Groundwork for Lab’s 15189 Accreditation

CEO SUMMARY: Henry Ford Health System’s laboratory organization has become first in the nation to have all its laboratory sites “standardized under one source of leadership” and accredited to the standards of ISO 15189: Medical Laboratories. The journey to achieve this current state…

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All-Star Vitamin D Panel Looks at Lab Challenges

CEO SUMMARY: Need proof that the issues surrounding today’s Vitamin 25(OH) D are of keen interest to laboratory professionals? Not only did the EXECUTIVE WAR COLLEGE’S in depth sessions on Vitamin D draw a large audience and enthusiastic participation by attendees, but within…

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Multi-Modality Diagnosis Heading for Lab Medicine

CEO Summary: At the upcoming Molecular Summit in Philadelphia on February 10-11, 2009, pathologists, molecular imaging experts, and informaticians will share the latest developments on the integration of in vivo (imaging) and in vitro (pathology) diagnost…

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New Rules to Boost Cancer Test Accuracy

CEO SUMMARY: Recent developments in breast cancer testing are leading to changes in pathology. Oncologists and pathologists have issued new guidelines regarding HER2 testing and new research suggests changes may be coming for estrogen-receptor testing as well. For the first time, the new …

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Pathologist-Entrepreneurs Offer New Lab Automation

CEO SUMMARY: Since October 2003, the core laboratory of Detroit Medical Center University Laboratories has operated with a home-grown total laboratory automation (TLA) system. The 100-foot automated line currently connects to 11 instruments and the hardware cost only $200,000 to build and…

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“April 5, 2004 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

There’s a new national lab company ready to compete. This week American Esoterix Laboratories, Inc. (AEL) announced it was open and ready for business. Based in Brentwood, Tennessee, it has already completed two lab acquisitions (ThromboCare Laboratories and …

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