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DUBAI TO TEST DNA OF ITS 3 MILLION CITIZENS
RECENTLY, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS in Dubai announced a plan to conduct genetic testing on all three million residents. Experts say this is an unprecedented decision by any national government.

This human genome project will be part of the Dubai 10X initiative. “The authority is looking to target all residents of

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Some Florida Docs Are Not Using BeaconLBS System

CEO SUMMARY: Some physicians in Florida are not complying with UnitedHealthcare’s laboratory benefit management program since the claims impact took effect on April 15. Although officials from UnitedHealthcare and BeaconLBS, a business division of LabCorp, state publicly that the program is going well, physicians and several state medical associations continue to voice serious objections to several key elements of UnitedHealthcare’s lab test utilization management program.

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Xerox, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard Each Buy Into IT Outsourcing Market

IN RECENT WEEKS, TWO BIG PLAYERS spent billions to buy seats at the healthcare information technology (IT) table. Just one week apart, Xerox Corporation and Dell, Inc., acquired Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., and Perot Systems Corp., respectively.

This rash of transactions is noteworthy for several reasons. One, it continues a trend of consolidation within the IT

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New Privacy Breach Law Requires Labs to Respond

CEO SUMMARY: There were plenty of headlines about the passage of HITECH last February because of how it expanded funding for electronic medical records. But lesser known are new requirements that providers, including labs and pathology groups, must now take specific compliance actions in response to breaches involving protected health information (PHI). Enforcement of these

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E-prescribing Is Example of Need For Labs to Support Connectivity

EFFORTS TO MOTIVATE PHYSICIANS to adopt e-prescribing is just one part of a wider trend in healthcare. The drive to achieve full integration of health informatics is gathering momentum.

“By itself, the need for clinical laboratories to support e-prescribing is becoming an important competitive differentiator in the market,” observed Robert D. Atlas, President and CEO of

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