Tag: disruptive technologies

Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos Speaks at AACC To Skeptical PhDs, Pathologists, and Press

CEO SUMMARY: Elizabeth Holmes, Founder and CEO of Theranos, Inc., was given the ideal platform by AACC to show the science behind her lab company’s much-touted diagnostic technologies. But in a surprise to the assembled audience, Holmes, accompanied by three PhDs on her team, chose to discuss: a) her company’s new business strategy; b) an

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Personalized Medicine: Meet Pathologists’ New Competitors

IF THERE IS ANY SINGLE “NEXT BIG THING” that will truly revolutionize healthcare, it is likely to be personalized medicine. This approach promises to deliver improved outcomes to individual patients, while helping to control—or even reduce—the cost of care.

Central to personalized medicine will be the need for the physician to have information about the patient’s

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Considering Full versus Partial Adoption of Digital Pathology

CEO SUMMARY: Digital pathology is considered to be one of the more disruptive technologies now finding acceptance in anatomic pathology. Since founding Aperio Technologies, Inc., of Vista, California, in 1999, President Dirk G. Soenksen, M.S., M.B.A., has been in the forefront of this important trend. In part one of this two-part interview, Soenksen discussed the

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War College Identifies Emerging Lab Trends

CEO SUMMARY: Disruptive technologies and the arrival of healthcare E-commerce were two common themes which emerged from this year’s Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management. Consensus by faculty and attendees alike was that every lab organization should have an Internet business strategy, along with an accelerated implementation timetable!

DESPITE CONTINUING laboratory consolidation and a

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