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February 17, 2020 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Last month, Tech-Crunch reported  that a data breach at Laboratory Corporation of America had exposed the protected health information (PHI) of thousands of patients. TechCrunch published its findings on Jan. 28, 2020. It wrote, “This latest secu…

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December 3, 2018 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

Another long-established regional laboratory company is about to be acquired. On November 27, Boyce and Bynum Pathology Laboratories of Columbia, Mo., disclosed that it had entered an agreement to be acquired by Quest Diagnostics Inc. Notably, the press release abou…

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November 13, 2018 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

In recent weeks, Apple signed agreements with the nation’s two largest lab companies to make their lab test data available on Apple’s Health Record app. Laboratory Corporation of America was first to announce its agreement with Apple on Oct. 29. Quest Di…

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October 22, 2018 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

Efforts to enroll one million veterans in a program to determine how genetic variations affect health is moving swiftly. Current enrollment is 700,000 veterans and the one million goal is expected to be reached by 2021. In 2011, the federal Department of Veterans Affairs instituted …

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October 1, 2018 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

That’s all the insider intelligence for this report. …

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September 10, 2018 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

News that a laboratory’s courier truck was high-jacked in broad daylight with patient specimens aboard puts the spotlight on whether the security practices labs use to protect drivers, vehicles, and the patient specimens they may be carrying are adequate. On Aug. 3 in Durham, N.C., a driver of a c…

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August 20, 2018 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

There is a new sector in the clinical laboratory industry. It is called “global direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic health testing” by Kalorama Information, a market research firm based in Rockville, Md. In a recent report, Kalorama says this sector is comprised of the direct-to-co…

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July 30, 2018 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

Clinical labs and physicians can soon say goodbye to “meaningful use.” Federal officials are proposing a significant change to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive program for certified EHRs that has been in existence since 2011. In a press release issued last spring, the Centers for M…

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July 9, 2018 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center of Wake Forest, N.C., has been notified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), in a letter dated June 15, that it is back in compliance with Medicare Conditions of Participation. Earlier this year, following inspe…

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June 18, 2018 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

In New Jersey last week, David Nicoll, 44, the former owner of Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services (BLS) of Parsippany, N.J. was sentenced to 72 months in a federal prison. On the same day, his brother, Scott Nicoll, 37, who also worked at BLS, was sentenced to 43 months in prison. Bo…

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