CEO SUMMARY: Healthcare’s shift away from fee-for-service medicine and toward integrated clinical care is widely recognized. However, few lab administrators and pathologists are aware of the even faster transformation underway in healthcare informatics. Presented here are the “Top 10 Tech Trends” identified last month by Healthcare Informatics. A common theme is the need for information
ADOPTION OF ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD (EMR) SYSTEMS by hospitals is occurring at a steady pace. That’s one recent finding by the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
In a statement made on February 17, HIMSS officials said that 46% of the nation’s hospitals had achieved Stage 3 in their use of EMRs. This stage requires:
CEO SUMMARY: One surprise about online distance learning (ODL) programs for medical technologists (MT) is that even small hospital laboratories can use them to recruit and train more MTs. Across the United States, a growing number of labs are experiencing a shortage of MTs in their local community. A handful of early-adopter laboratories has already