Tag: hospital information system

McKesson, Change Healthcare Decide to Create New Company

ACROSS THE NATION, the hundreds of pathology groups and clinical labs that use McKesson Technology Solutions for their billing and collections, along with labs that use the Advanced Diagnostics Solutions group, should pay attention to a major corporate deal announced June 28.

On June 28, McKesson Corporation of New York and Change Healthcare (formerly Emdeon) of

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Increasing Costs for Genetic Tests Are Busting Lab Budgets

CEO SUMMARY: Across the nation, hospital administrators are recogniz- ing that effective lab test utilization is a critical factor in a lab’s success. At Seattle Children’s Hospital, clinical pathologists, clinical chemists, and labora- tory genetic counselors are using an innovative utilization management pro- gram to ensure the appropriate use of genetic and molecular tests. They also formed Pediatric Laboratory Utilization Guidance Services. In two years, PLUGS has gained 32 members, including seven hospital labs serving adults. Interest in utilization management is driven by a desire to decrease test order- ing errors and to control the cost of send-out tests.

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LIS As Productivity Tool Throughout the Laboratory

CEO SUMMARY: Is the classic laboratory information system (LIS) morphing into a different information technology product? That’s the observation of one laboratory IT expert, who says that “best of breed” LIS products are becoming productivity tools that support improved clinical performance and give lab managers the comprehensive, real time information they need to closely manage

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Middleware Provides Opportunity For Labs to Gain New Functions

“Even as more laboratories begin to use middleware, the number of functions and uses for middleware continues to increase
—Gregory R Vail, CEO, Data Innovations, Inc.
CEO SUMMARY: Middleware is attracting attention throughout the laboratory industry. It describes the software applications that bridge instruments and the LIS, or sit on top of the LIS to perform specific

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