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Pennsylvania Lab Earns ISO 15189 Accreditation

CEO SUMMARY: Clinical laboratories often promote themselves as being able to deliver quality results. But simply saying so is not the same as having an outside organization audit the laboratory to accredit its analytical processes and its other operational activities. NMS Labs in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, pursued accreditation to ISO 15189 Medical Laboratories to gain

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Kaiser Permanente NW Incorporates ISO-9000 In Regional Lab Design

CEO SUMMARY: After achieving its ISO-9000 certification, Kaiser Permanente Northwest’s laboratory division accomplished another distinction. It became the first lab in the nation to use the principles of ISO-9000 to design, build and operate a new, state-of-the-art, automated laboratory facility. The unique workflow designed into this laboratory startles visitors. Not only is this the first

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Beaumont Reference Labs Earns ISO-9000 for Outreach

MOTIVATED BY THE GOAL of improving all aspects of its laboratory outreach program, Beaumont Reference Laboratories (BRL) of Royal Oaks, Michigan recently earned its ISO-9000:2001 certification.

“In the competitive market for lab testing, we wanted to raise the bar,” stated Joseph E. Skrisson, Director of Business Development and Operations at BRL. “We believed ISO-9000 was an effective

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“April 14, 2003 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Lab executives and pathologists concerned about closed panel HMOs should closely study a recent Supreme Court decision. On April 2, the court issued a ruling that supports a state’s right to enact “any willing provider” laws. Kentucky had passed two laws requiring health plans to accept all out-of-network physicians, hospitals, laboratories, and other healthcare providers,

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MedUnite, Bio-Reference Labs, X-Fin, Sunquest/Misys, Roche Holdings

MEDUNITE INC.’S PLANS TO USE the Internet for claims activity and other transaction services is moving forward.

On January 17, it announced an agreement with Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. (BRLI) that will allow physician-subscribers of BRLI’s CareEvolve.comWeb portal to use MedUnite’s transaction services. This includes claims submission, patient eligibility, and

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Eight Trends Reshaping Clinical Lab Services

CEO SUMMARY: Once again, THE DARK REPORT’S annual list of lab industry trends deals less with government regulation and influence on laboratory operations and more with the impact of new technologies and new management philosophies. Marketplace acceptance of these lab industry trends is occurring swiftly. Throughout 2000, early adopter labs moved readily to respond to

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