Tag: clinical laboratory data

1999’s Top Ten Stories Reflect Speed of Change

CEO SUMMARY: This year’s round-up of the lab industry’s Top Ten most important stories lacks any compelling single theme. THE DARK REPORT’s conclusion? 1999 was a transition year. No new outside forces rattled the lab industry, allowing lab executives and pathologists to concentrate on implementing their particular laboratory’s business plan. However, early hints at transformational

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Lab Leads Hospital In Successful Effort To Reduce Infections

CEO SUMMARY: Most laboratorians struggle to get clinicians to pay close attention to the potential for lab data to improve healthcare outcomes. At Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the laboratory acqired in-house molecular typing test capability as one cornerstone for an aggressive infection control program. Physicians, nurses, med techs, pharmacists and even maintenance staff now regularly participate

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Premier Executive John Biggers Discusses Reasons For Laboratory Initiative

CEO SUMMARY: Because of Premier’s influence with 1,700 of the nation’s 5,000 hospitals, laboratory administrators and executives should realize that this strategic services alliance between Premier and Quest Diagnostics Incorporated will change traditional laboratory practices, regardless of whether the alliance proves successful or not. This interview with Premier Vice President John Biggers reveals the story

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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 the fee-for-service world of the past, such limitations were tolerated by the healthcare

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