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AP Labs in Doc’s Clinics Now an Established Fact

CEO SUMMARY: It started about eight years ago and shows no signs of slowing down. Specialist physicians, particularly urologists and gastroenterologists, have learned about the benefits of operating their own in-clinic anatomic pathology laboratories. One-by-one, these specialty …

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December 6, 2010 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

With its announcement last month of an agreement to acquire US Oncology for $2.16 billion, McKesson Corporation has greatly expanded its presence in oncology. US Oncology provides practice management services in support of 1,392 oncologists who work at 517 locations …

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Tapping Molecular Pathology’s New Gold Mine

IN ONE SENSE, WE CAN SAY THAT THE DECADE OF 2001 THROUGH 2010 was bookended by two one-half billion dollar anatomic pathology acquisitions. Each transaction was a powerful signal to Wall Street investors. Unfortunately, most pathologists are not tuned into that signal and so continue to miss the mess…

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Sonic Makes Big Play In AP With CBL Path Buy

CEO SUMMARY: With the announcement that it will purchase CBL Path, Inc., Sonic Healthcare, Ltd., becomes the latest public laboratory company to buy a sizeable presence in the national anatomic pathology (AP) marketplace. For CBL Path, founded in 2003 by ex-Dianon executives and …

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June 1, 2010 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Kaiser Permanente Northern California says it now has all 21 hospitals and 160 clinics and medical offices up and running with a fully functioning electronic health record (EHR) system. This ends implementation of a decade-long effort that cost $4 billion. Kaiser claims that its Heal…

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EMR Donations, Client Bill Issues in Anatomic Path

CEO SUMMARY: In today’s market for anatomic pathology services, local pathology practices are facing tough competition from national pathology companies that are quite aggressive at using EHR donations and discounted client bill arrangements to win new clients. Attorney Jane Pi…

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Why Wall Street Likes Histology Lab Business

CEO SUMMARY: Over the past two decades, investor-owned anatomic pathology companies captured significant market share from community hospital-based pathology groups while delivering profits to their owners. Despite the recent downturn in the economy, Wall Street believes histolog…

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Pathology Boot Camp to Address Three Trends

CEO SUMMARY: Anatomic pathology groups across the nation must develop effective strategies to address challenges in pricing, intensifying competition, and expensive new technologies. That’s the assertion of three pathology practice administrators who have organized a boot camp in Dallas…

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Bostwick Labs Prepares For Public Stock Offering

CEO SUMMARY: In recent years, annual revenue at Bostwick Laboratories has skyrocketed, reaching $102.8 mil- lion in 2007. Now the company, known for its national uropathology expertise, has filed documents in preparation for an initial public stock offering (IPO). Bostwick Laboratories is…

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Powerful Trends Reshaping Anatomic Path Profession

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 accreditin…

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