Sept. 22 was the day that an agreement to sell Miraca Life Sciences (MLS) of Irving, Texas, was announced. Miraca Holdings will sell the anatomic pathology lab company to Avista Capital Partners. As part of the transaction, a new holding company, called Symphony Buyer, will be formed and will own MLS. Miraca Holdings will be
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Pathologists and lab managers interested in developing diagnostic management teams within their hospitals and health systems will be interested in an upcoming conference on that topic. Organized by Michael Laposata, MD, PhD, Chairman of the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, it will take place at the Galveston Island Convention Center
Roper Industries, the owner of Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., acquired two more lab informatics companies. On October 26, it announced a definitive agreement to purchase Atlas Medical, familiar to lab administrators as one of the main providers of connectivity solutions for clinical labs and pathology groups in the United States. Roper also signed an agreement to
Last month, TriCore Reference Laboratories of Albuquerque, New Mexico, announced that it had purchased the Rhodes Group, of Vernon, Connecticut. Rhodes Group provides data integration services for labs and other healthcare providers. TriCore had long been a customer of Rhodes Group. TriCore is pursuing a strategy of leveraging lab test data with other clinical and healthcare data.
Currently there are 119 operational health information exchanges (HIEs) in the United States. This number is 58% greater than the 75 HIEs that were operational in 2010. These numbers were reported in Health Affairs. The study was authored by researchers at the University of Michigan. They also determined that 30% of the nation’s hospitals and
DURING OCTOBER, three laboratory informatics companies were acquired or obtained new capital funding. It is an indication of the growing importance that laboratory informatics will play as healthcare moves toward the goal of the universal patient health record (EHR).
The first of the three transactions came on October 7. Halfpenny Technologies, Inc., of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania,
CEO SUMMARY: Laboratory medicine is now considered one of the best opportunities to profit as the demand for healthcare services skyrockets, both in the United States and throughout the world. This is why a flood of investment capital is washing into the laboratory industry. Loaded with capital and eager to profit in the diagnostic gold
Another example of the globalization of laboratory testing services is the just-announced acquisition of laboratory middleware provider P.G.P, s.a., of Brussells, Belgium, by Data Innovations, Inc., of South Burlington, Vermont. Data Innovations states that the acquisition now gives it “unprecedented worldwide reach” in the laboratory middleware market. Combined, the two companies have 6,500 middleware systems
CEO SUMMARY: Technology plays an ever-growing role in reshaping the organization and operation of clinical laboratories. New technologies figure prominently in THE DARK REPORT’S 2007 list of key trends in the clinical laboratory industry. Technological advances in instrument systems, informatics, and molecular diagnostics are giving laboratories new tools to improve clinical services and streamline lab
“Even as more laboratories begin to use middleware, the number of functions and uses for middleware continues to increase
—Gregory R Vail, CEO, Data Innovations, Inc.
CEO SUMMARY: Middleware is attracting attention throughout the laboratory industry. It describes the software applications that bridge instruments and the LIS, or sit on top of the LIS to perform specific