ONE RESPONSE TO THE CONTINUED CUTBACKS for laboratory test reimbursement during the 1990s was a deluge of papers and speeches by pathologists and lab executives hammering at the theme that laboratory information possesses the potential to improve the quality of healthcare outcomes while reducing the cost of care. In the face of financially disastrous reductions in
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CEO SUMMARY: Probably no one is better positioned to identify the evolution of laboratory information services than Bruce Friedman, M.D., Professor of Pathology at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. For almost 20 years, he has hosted the pre-eminent meeting in laboratory informatics, known as AIMCL—Automated Information Management for Clinical Laboratories. Dr.
CEO SUMMARY: During the last five years, extensive consolidation among in vitro diagnostics (IVD) manufacturers has created a new class of industry giants. Their increased dominance of the IVD marketplace promises significant change to how laboratories acquire and use reagents, test kits, and new IVD instruments. Here’s how and why the IVD industry transformed itself