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First Digital Path AI Tool Cleared for Market by FDA

CEO SUMMARY: In a first for the anatomic pathology profession, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared for market a digital pathology image analysis product intended to aid pathologists in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. Developed by New York City-based Paige, the Paige…

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All Labs Are Threatened by Encryption, Ransomware

CEO SUMMARY: Cybercrime—in the form of encryption attacks followed by ransom demands—is now a threat to every clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology group in the United States. Experts recommend that all labs elevate the attention they pay to their incident response teams ta…

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All Labs Are Threatened by Ransomware Attacks

This is an excerpt of a 1,652-word article in the September 7, 2021 issue of  THE DARK REPORT (TDR). The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: Cybercrime—in the form of encryption attacks followed by ransom demands—is now a threat to…

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Record 600 Pathologist Jobs Open Nationwide

CEO SUMMARY: Demand for top-level pathologists is surging. A strong rise in the number of job openings for pathologists results from a combination of factors, some related to COVID-19. Now that physicians are seeing patients again, the number of specimens has risen after falling las…

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Artificial Intelligence Is Ready to Deliver for Labs

CEO SUMMARY: Artificial intelligence (AI) may be one of the most over-used terms to describe a host of different applications, software tools, and products. However, during the past year, some truly revolutionary digital tools are now in use by a small number of innovative clinical laboratories…

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NJ Lab Sues UnitedHealth Over Unpaid Test Claims

CEO SUMMARY: New case law in how health insurers should reimburse for COVID-19 lab test claims might be one outcome if a New Jersey lab company were to prevail in a federal lawsuit it filed against UnitedHealthcare alleging non-payment of COVID-19 test claims. An interesting fact me…

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June 14, 2021 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Is it possible to use a genetic test to predict an individual’s risk of severe infection requiring hospitalization or death from SARS-CoV-2? That is the claim of Australian-based molecular diagnostics company Genetic Technologies Limited. It recently announced an agreement with U.S.-based …

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May 24, 2021 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

With little fanfare, the company that was incorporated as Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings rebranded itself. It is now officially called Labcorp (with a lower case c). This won’t be much of a change for the clinical laboratory profession, which has long seen the company use …

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May 3, 2021 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Superman, the superhero of DC Comics and movies, recently gave a positive shout-out to lab professionals during the 45th Annual Lab Week. The American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) gave its Lab Week recognition a theme of “Avengers of…

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April 12, 2021 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

One clinical laboratory company now says it provides COVID-19 testing services to all five of the major men’s professional sports leagues in the United States. On April 1, BioReference Laboratories, Inc. (BRLI), a division of Opko Health, announced a new agreement with Major League…

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