CEO SUMMARY: Only about 180,000 U.S. physicians have adopted electronic medical record (EMR) systems over the past 14 years—mostly in larger medical groups. Now experts believe as many as 60,000 physicians per year will begin to adopt EMRs because of new federal incentives funded by the stimulus bill passed early last year. This is a
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CEO SUMMARY: Proud of a 73% reduction in mortality among patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) at Kaiser Permanente Colorado, clinical care teams there demonstrate how integrated care and more effective use of laboratory test data can lead to remarkable improvements in patient outcomes. Key themes in this achievement are the combined use of an
Last month, Beckman Coulter, Inc., of Fullerton, California, announced that it will acquire the research flow cytometry instrumentation business of Dako Denmark A/S, of Glostrup, Denmark. The move strengthens Beckman’s product line in the research market. Sale of Dako’s flow cytometry division, which is based in Fort Collins, Colorado, is a step to concentrate efforts on molecular
Last Friday, Luminex Corporation of Austin, Texas announced that it would acquire Tm Bioscience Corp. of Toronto, Ontario. Luminex will pay $44 million, which represents a 41.5% premium for Tm shares based on the December 14 closing price. Tm Bioscience has tests for DNA-based diagnostics, including tests for infectious diseases and genetic mutations related to
FOR YEARS, BOTH HOSPITAL LABS and independent commercial labs considered physicians and payers to be the primary customers for lab testing.
The lab testing needs of patients as customers seldom came up when lab managers discussed how to organize and deliver their lab’s testing services. In fact, most labs limited themselves to producing an array of