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UPMC-KingMed Digital Pathology Venture Improves Patient Care

CEO SUMMARY: Many experts think that digital pathology will make it possible to create international pathology subspecialty referral networks. Now in its fifth year, a partnership between UPMC’s Pathology Department and KingMed Diagnostics of China uses telepathology to give Chinese pat…

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Beckman Coulter, Olympus, LabCorp, Anthem, WellPoint, Medtox, University of Toronto

BECKMAN COULTER REPORTS EARNINGS THAT INCLUDE OLYMPUS THERE WAS A BIG JUMP in fourth quarter revenue at Beckman Coulter Inc., of Brea, California, which increased by 22% over the previous year, to $989.6 million. This number included $120.2 million in reven…

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Global Laboratory Trends Dominated by Rising Costs and Labor Shortage

“The Web has transformed many industries and it’s clearly affected our industry. This trend will help raise the bar in quality and overall performance among laboratories and manufacturers.” —Jim Reid-Anderson Chairman, President, and CEO of Dade Behring…

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Mobile Pathology Service Fuels Increased Revenue

CEO SUMMARY: When pathologist Raman Sukumar, M.D. founded a generalist pathology practice in 2003, he was convinced that local doctors would support his vision of pathology at the point of care. That vision was validated by rapid acceptance of his mobile pathology laboratory and a steady …

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Pathologist Builds General Path Business From Office Lab

CEO SUMMARY: Doctors Pathology Services in Delaware is successful for two reasons. First it runs the largest pathology lab in the state. But more important, it runs one of the few successful mobile pathology services anywhere. The Mobile Intraoperative Consultation Service(MICS)allows the…

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How Local Path Groups Can Keep Patient Access

CEO SUMMARY: For pathology groups operating their own histology and cytology labs, a growing problem is access to patients covered by exclusive managed care contracts. In the Northeast, several persistent pathology group practices are using some effective business strategies to fight this…

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FNA Clinic Business Becomes Part of Unilab

CEO SUMMARY: Pathology has a new business model entering the marketplace. The goal of FNA Clinics of America, Inc. is to offer patients speedy access to the FNA procedure and provide referring physicians with a final diagnosis within hours of the FNA procedure. Unilab Corporation recogniz…

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