CEO SUMMARY: In presenting this list of macro trends for clinical laboratories, several themes are in play. They range from a continued emphasis on improving lab operations to the need to acquire and deploy sophisticated information technology. During the next few years, the long-predicted retirement of Baby Boomers will kick in. That will aggravate the
CEO SUMMARY: There’s a story behind the story at HealthcheckUSA, one of the nation’s best-known sources offering consumers direct access to laboratory testing. Its primary business is holding community screens and grocery store lab testing programs throughout the United States. Because it is a middleman, HealthcheckUSA farms out the actual testing to contract laboratories.
FOR THE SECOND TIME IN eight weeks, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has a printed a prominent story about trends in laboratory testing.
Last Friday, June 8, 2001, the WSJ’s “Health Journal” column featured a story entitled “Patients Bypass Doctors to Get Medical Tests Directly From Labs.” Trigger to this story was the fact that Quest