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GE Pulls Plug on Its LIS, No Support after July 2013

CEO SUMMARY: Not in recent memory has a laboratory information system (LIS) product been pulled from the market. That is why the announcement by GE Healthcare that it would no longer service or support its Centricity Ultra Laboratory product after July 23, 2013, has caused a stir…

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Xerox, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard Each Buy Into IT Outsourcing Market

IN RECENT WEEKS, TWO BIG PLAYERS spent billions to buy seats at the healthcare information technology (IT) table. Just one week apart, Xerox Corporation and Dell, Inc., acquired Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., and Perot Systems Corp….

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June 25, 2007 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

It should be boom time for companies selling Clinical Information Systems (CIS). A research report from Millennium Research Group (MRG) of Waltham, Massachusetts, predicts that patient safety programs will fuel a demand by health systems for CIS products. The report, “U.S. Markets …

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Sysmex Anticipates Major Shifts In Laboratory Testing Market

“Innovating from our core technologies will lead Sysmex into very different areas of laboratory testing.” —John Kershaw CEO SUMMARY: Sysmex America, Inc. surprised many this year when it hired its own sales and service team and begin distribu…

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Web Lab Test Ordering Market Is Increasing

CEO SUMMARY: In recent years, the market for browser-based laboratory test ordering and results reporting systems has grown at a steady rate. Second and third generation products are more robust, offer more features, and are easier to install and operate. To date, smaller start-up compani…

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“May 27, 2003 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Here’s an early sign that health-insurance premiums will rise by significant amounts for 2004. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index for general acute care hospitals posted its highest-ever one-month increase, jumping 1.4% in April. For the 12 months ending in…

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Innovative Approach Promises Integration of Clinical Lab Data

CEO SUMMARY: Any laboratory executive with several years in the business has confronted the limitations of laboratory information system (LIS) software. For a variety of reasons, LIS software seldom delivers the full range of benefits and cost-effectiveness sought by laboratories. But in …

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Lab Information Systems Meeting Highlights Innovation, Ideas

CEO SUMMARY: Managed care’s pressure to create clinically integrated healthcare delivery systems changes the way laboratories report, use and warehouse clinical data. Dr. Bruce Friedman’s annual laboratory information systems conference in Ann Arbor provided graphic evidence that tech…

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Meditech & LabSoft Top 1996 LIS Sales Rankings

CEO SUMMARY: Turnover and turmoil are the big news in the LIS field. Hospitals and commercial laboratories are upgrading or replacing their existing LIS software at a rapid pace. Meanwhile, mergers and consolidations within the LIS industry create new power players. LIS conversion project…

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