lab information systems

“July 31, 2000 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Medical Management Programs, Inc. (MMP) of Southfield, Michigan is the new owner of the TPA (third party administrator) business formerly held by Universal Standard Medical Laboratories. MMP purchased the TPA business involving lab testing and home health services from USML’s Chapt…

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Academic Hospital Lab Raises Competitive Bar

CEO SUMMARY: Few academic center laboratories are as swift-moving as the UMASS Health System Laboratory. In the next 90 days, it will move into a brand new off-site core laboratory. During this same 90 days, it is implementing its first web-based laboratory test ordering and results repor…

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Park City Solutions Acquires Chi Lab Systems of Ann Arbor

THERE’S A NEW PLAYER in healthcare and laboratory consulting. Park City Solutions, Inc. of Midway, Utah wants to become a recognized name in the lab industry. As one step toward this goal, it announced the purchase of Chi Laboratory Systems, Inc. of Ann Arbor, Mic…

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New Internet Companies Target Clinical Lab Services

CEO SUMMARY: During the coming transition from proprietary PC-based to web-based lab test ordering/reporting systems, it will be Internet start-up companies that have the competitive jump over traditional LIS vendors. There are many reasons why this is true. Here is a first look at the ma…

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Advanced Health Targets Integrated Health Networks

“The question that every clinical laboratory must now ask is this: will my lab be a technology differentiator or a technology enabler?” Rob Alger, Advanced Health Technology CEO SUMMARY: Many hospital-based laboratories have a different missio…

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Washington’s PacLab Network Succeeds With Standardization

PART TWO OF TWO PARTS CEO SUMMARY: In part one of this two-part series, we looked at how changes to healthcare in the state of Washington brought about the creation of PacLab Network Laboratories. In this concluding installment, we explore how PacLab is standardizing lab…

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Las Vegas Lab Gathering Debates Industry Trends

CEO SUMMARY: Always a good forum for discussion of laboratory industry trends, this year’s meeting in Las Vegas addressed government regulation, laboratory automation and everything in between. Here is a brief rundown on some of the more interesting insights and observations….

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