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Is the Joint Venture Hospital Lab an Emerging Trend?

CEO SUMMARY: THE DARK REPORT has uncovered a previously unnoticed trend that turns common wisdom on Wall Street upside down: Hospitals and health systems may be taking back control of their their …

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Quest Diagnostics Exits 31-Year-Old Lab Venture

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 sh…

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Quest Diagnostics Exits 31-Year-Old CompuNet Lab Venture

This is an excerpt from a 1,362-word article in the June 26, 2017 issue of THE DARK REPORT. The complete article is available for a limited time to all readers, and available at all times to paid members of the Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: For …

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November 28, 2016 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

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, …

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Once Again, Revenue Declines at Quest Diagnostics Incorporated

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, c…

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Diversifying Lab Management’s “Gene Pool” of Methods

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 …

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These Leaders in Lab Management Took Risks

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 s…

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SARS Challenges Met With New Technology

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 …

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New England’s Path Lab Is Acquired by LabCorp

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…

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New Automation Tools Ready for Clinical Labs

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 ar…

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