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August 8, 2022 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

One of the biggest health insurers in the United States has changed its name. As of June 28, Anthem in Indianapolis, Ind., is now known as Elevance Health. The new name is a combination of “elevate” and “advance,” noted Modern Health Executive on June 16. Elevance also an…

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July 18, 2022 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Given that monkeypox cases continue to rise, the federal government likewise is ramping up its response. In June, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began shipping monkeypox tests to five commercial laboratories: Aegis Science, Labcorp, Mayo Clinic La…

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Optum to Offer Laboratory Benefits Management to other Health Plans

This is an excerpt of a 1,355-word article in the June 21, 2022 issue of  THE DARK REPORT. The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Optum announced a new laboratory benefits management program aimed at impr…

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UnitedHealth’s Optum to Offer Lab Test Management

CEO SUMMARY: UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Optum announced a new laboratory benefits management program aimed at improving utilization of genetic/molecular clinical laboratory testing. The goal is to save health plans money while bringing genetic test validity data prominently into …

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Innovation Showcased at Executive War College

CEO SUMMARY: This year’s Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management proved to be a high-energy event. A record 900 attendees showed up and responded enthusiastically to visions and predictions of a post-COVID-19 healthcare system that hungers for large volumes of…

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May 16, 2022 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Chalk up another lab outreach deal for Labcorp. The Burlington, N.C.-based company has agreed to acquire certain assets of AtlantiCare’s clinical laboratory outreach business. The deal was announced on May 9, with no financial terms disclosed. The outreach business of AtlantiCare, bas…

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Pathology Firm’s Investment in AI Signals a New Trend

This is an excerpt of a 1,436-word article in the February 22, 2022 issue of  THE DARK REPORT (TDR). The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: Australian artificial intelligence (AI) company Harrison.ai got AU$129 million from multiple inve…

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Labcorp to Buy Outreach, Manage Ascension Labs

CEO SUMMARY: In a blockbuster deal valued at almost half a billion dollars, Labcorp will manage dozens of hospital labs in 10 states on behalf of Ascension Health, one of the biggest health systems in the country. Labcorp will also spend $400 million to acquire certain assets of Asc…

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Pathology Investment in AI Signals New Trend

CEO SUMMARY: Australian artificial intelligence (AI) company Harrison.ai got AU$129 million from multiple investors, including both Sonic Healthcare—Australia’s largest pathology group—and I-MED Radiology Network. Pathology’s growing interest in AI tools, along with the grow…

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LIS Pioneer and Entrepreneur Sidney Goldblatt, MD, Dies at 87

IN THE 1970S, THE ARRIVAL OF AUTOMATED LAB ANALYZERS—such as the Technicon …

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