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The Next Theranos News Could See More Criminal Charges

CEO SUMMARY: THE DARK REPORT has learned – before any other lab news resource – that in the latest in a long line of Theranos news stories, the U.S. Attorney is making statements ab…

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How Many Patients Were Harmed at Theranos?

CEO SUMMARY: Reporting in The Wall Street Journal shows that some physicians in Arizona were concerned about the harm from erroneous test results from Theranos Inc. But those physicians who expressed concern may have been only a small set of the …

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PAMA Data Projections Led to Decision to Sell Lab

CEO SUMMARY: Following passage of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, officials at PeaceHealth and PeaceHealth Laboratories began to model the financial effect this law would have on this long-established hospital lab outreach program. Based on projections of a 20% cut in reven…

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Labs Share Successes in Delivering More Value

CEO SUMMARY: As the number of accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes grows monthly, a handful of innovative labs are seizing the opportunity to develop and deliver lab testing services that add more value to physicians and patients. These early-adopter labs reco…

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Mass Spectrometry Is Finding Larger Role in Clinical Labs

CEO SUMMARY: Mass spectrometry is a diagnostic technology that is transforming clinical labs and improving care at a rapid pace. The current generation of instruments is capable of supporting a faster time-to-answer and provides improved accuracy and specificity over many existing methods…

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More IVD Consolidation as Danaher Acquires Iris

CEO SUMMARY: Danaher Corporation continues to fuel growth by continually acquiring in vitro diagnostics (IVD) companies. Its latest purchase is Iris International, which manufactures automated urine microscopy systems. Danaher also has $5 billion available that it could spend in the next …

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Time for Congress to Properly Fix CLIA PT Issue

THIS TIME, THE PROVERBIAL CAT MAY BE OUT OF THE BAG when it comes to long-standing dissatisfaction with how federal regulators interpret and enforce CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) regulations as they relate to inadvertent errors in the referral of proficiency tests (PT). For many …

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Sarasota Hospital Lab Reduces Number of Hemolyzed Specimens

CEO SUMMARY: Seeking to improve turnaround time for stat lab tests, the laboratory at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System identified high rates of hemolysis as the chief reason for less than ideal TAT. Because 32% of blood draws were handled by the lab’s phlebotomy staff while 68% of b…

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Hospitals Saw Several Benefits In Forming Laboratory Joint Venture

CEO SUMMARY: For the past eight years, growing numbers of hospitals and health systems have launched laboratory outreach programs. Hospital CEOs are recognizing that laboratory outreach programs generate worthwhile operational gains, along with steadily-increasing revenues. However, labor…

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Community Hospital Builds Thriving Lab Outreach Program

CEO SUMMARY: When 330-bed Botsford Hospital of Farmington Hills, Michigan, got interested in laboratory outreach 10 years ago, it brought in a new laboratory leader, invested in new analyzers and informatics, and then let the quality of the operation attract new business from the communit…

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