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Sonora Quest Receives Highest AZ Quality Award

CEO SUMMARY: After several years of intense effort to implement quality management systems and Six Sigma techniques throughout its organization, Sonora Quest Laboratories earned the Arizona Quality Program’s highest honor—the Governor’s Award for Quality. This is an accomplishment w…

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LIS Market Evolving To Serve New Needs

CEO SUMMARY: Ongoing reimbursement declines, coupled with other key factors, are pushing labs to seek new capabilities for their laboratory information systems (LIS). Another influence is the growth of molecular diagnostic programs in hospital labs. Molecular testing places unique demands…

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Change Beneath Surface Marks 2004 Lab Stories

CEO SUMMARY: Presented here are THE DARK REPORT’S “Ten Biggest Lab Stories of 2004.” These are the events we consider most important to the lab industry during the year. However, in contrast to past years, 2004 lacked the types of blockbuster events which radically change and reshap…

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Molecular Diagnostics’ “Gap in Expectations”

CEO SUMMARY: This year’s Executive War College provided strong evidence that the twin trends of molecular diagnostics and Lean management methods are taking root within the laboratory industry. Each is a trend in its infancy. Molecular diagnostics will require considerable time before i…

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Preparing for the Medicare-Medicaid Buzz Saw

MEDICAID PROGRAMS IN TWO STATES ARE CURRENTLY TARGETING laboratory testing services as a source of cost savings. It’s not coincidental that the states involved are Florida and California. During the past 15 years, both states have stayed at the cutting edge of managed healthcare. Many “innovation…

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Lab Contracting Fracas In British Columbia

CEO SUMMARY: Government healthcare officials in British Columbia are taking definitive steps to recast the existing status quo between private commercial laboratory companies and public (government) hospital laboratories in the province. Although the stated goals are to reduce the cost of…

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Several Major Surprises Mark Events of 2002

CEO SUMMARY: It was a year when the two blood brothers got much bigger and expanded market share by buying their largest competitors. With patient safety as the goal, employers began active steps to force hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers to use quality management syst…

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Major Changes at Dade Behring Soon to Be Visible In Lab Market

Its recent financial restructuring now complete, Dade Behring prepares a “brand building” campaign CEO SUMMARY: Dade Behring is poised to become a tough and high-profile competitor in the laboratory diagnostics marketplace. Earlier this month,…

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Beckman Coulter Positions Itself For Biotech Testing Continuum

CEO SUMMARY: Here’s a little-known side to diagnostics giant Beckman Coulter Inc. Its efforts to expand into the fields of biomedical R&D and clinical research is a strategic shift designed to give it early access to promising technology that could be introduced into the clinical di…

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It’s Modular Automation At Beaumont Hospital Lab

CEO SUMMARY: Many hospital labs are evaluating laboratory automation options. The fastest-growing problem which needs an answer is the shortage of trained medical technologists and technicians. At William Beaumont Hospital’s new laboratory, selective workstation and modular automation s…

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