CEO SUMMARY: There will be an expanding role for innovative clinical labs as healthcare moves forward on its path toward personalized medicine. However, to capitalize on this opportunity, pathology groups and clinical labs will need to beef up their information systems. They will also need to recruit lab staff who are skilled in interpreting molecular
Tag: demand for pathologists
CEO SUMMARY: THE DARK REPORT presents its newest biannual review of macro trends reshaping the anatomic pathology profession. These macro trends reveal a profession undergoing change and transformation on multiple fronts. New competitors are crowding into the market, payers and accrediting agencies are demanding higher standards of performance, and a host of new technologies are
CEO SUMMARY: Our biannual review of trends shaping the anatomic pathology profession reveals that a wide range of influences are active. The nation’s healthcare system is undergoing fundamental changes in how it views the quality of health services and how it will favor top-performing providers. For pathology group practices, this list of eight trends should
CEO SUMMARY: Unlike the slack employment market for pathologists seen during the 1990s, there is strong demand for pathologists in this decade. Private pathology group practices now face competition for the best pathology talent. That’s because public lab companies are regularly in the marketplace looking to hire pathologists with the right subspecialty skills and expertise.
IT SEEMS THE LABORATORY INDUSTRY HAS MANAGED to beat back the proposed 20% patient co-payment for Medicare Part B laboratory testing services. Kudos to the hard-working laboratorians and their lobbyists who devoted money and time to oppose this proposal.
But the news remains glum. Word is that lawmakers are considering a ten-year freeze on cost-of-living adjustments
CEO SUMMARY: After a lot of money and much effort, the fledgling crop of companies wanting to consolidate and manage pathology group practices has narrowed into just two market leaders: AmeriPath and Pathology Service Associates. These two companies could not be more different in their goals and operating philosophies. For local pathology groups, this is
CEO SUMMARY: Even as commercial laboratories struggle to maintain financial solvency, Urocor displays phenomenal growth in specimen volume, market share and revenue during the last five years. It is no accident that this laboratory is succeeding. Urocor’s executives use sophisticated management techniques, with remarkable results.
PROBABLY THE MOST SPECTACULAR success story in the clinical laboratory industry
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 technology and LIS products are evolving at distressingly rapid rates. This complicates any decision to upgrade LIS.