CEO SUMMARY: News that Quest Diagnostics had exited the long-running CompuNet Clinical Laboratory joint venture in Dayton, Ohio, caught many observers by surprise. The only clues as to possible problems and the motivation of Premier Health, the 51% owner, to buy out Quest’s ownership share are contained in an announcement the health system issued. The
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CEO SUMMARY: For lab managers worried about being parceled out to a national
In recent weeks, two different lab transactions were announced. One involved a hospital laboratory management contract and the other was a potential merger of two anatomic pathology lab companies. The first announcement came on October 31, when Lovelace Health System of Albuquerque, New Mexico, released news that it entered into an “inpatient and outpatient laboratory
FIRST TO REPORT its fourth quarter and full year earnings for 2013 was Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. It more than other potential buyers to released its earnings report last Thursday.
For fourth quarter 2013, Quest Diagnostics generated revenue of $1.76 billion, compared to $1.77 billion in Q4- 2012. This was a decline of 1% and in line
I ENCOURAGE OUR CLIENTS AND REGULAR READERS to give careful thought to the intelligence findings provided by our editor about the unfolding laboratory joint venture in Cincinnati between LabOne, Inc. and The Health Alliance. (See here and here.)
He contends that LabOne will bring additional management skills and experience to this established multi-hospital laboratory venture. Those skills,
BY NOW THE NEWS IS GETTING OUT. Hospital laboratory administrators and pathologists are learning there now exists a management approach that cuts the average turnaround time from order to verified result by as much as 50% in as few as 12 weeks!
If that’s not enough, this management approach will simultaneously reduce trained technical labor in
CEO SUMMARY: When SARS began to spread around the globe, the United States was fortunate to escape the type of outbreak which still dogs Hong Kong and Toronto. Had SARS cases appeared in the U.S. a week earlier, the first affected cities would have experienced widespread concern, reduced tourism and economic activity, as well as
CEO SUMMARY: With growing regularity, owners of larger independent clinical laboratories are opting to sell to one of the public lab companies. This time it’s New Hampshire-based Path Lab, which agreed to be acquired by Laboratory Corporation of America. One intriguing aspect of this acquisition is LabCorp’s interest in learning more about PathLab’s successful joint
CEO SUMMARY: Evidence grows that workstation automation and modular automation can be cost-effective solutions in the clinical laboratory. But the newest generation of automation technology presents lab administrators with a new challenge. Financial analysis and workplace reengineering are now essential skills for success. Lab managers who fail to upgrade their capabilities will find themselves at
CEO SUMMARY: Because of Premier’s influence with 1,700 of the nation’s 5,000 hospitals, laboratory administrators and executives should realize that this strategic services alliance between Premier and Quest Diagnostics Incorporated will change traditional laboratory practices, regardless of whether the alliance proves successful or not. This interview with Premier Vice President John Biggers reveals the story