CEO SUMMARY: Evidence grows that workstation automation and modular automation can be cost-effective solutions in the clinical laboratory. But the newest generation of automation technology presents lab administrators with a new challenge. Financial analysis and workplace reengineering are now essential skills for success. Lab managers who fail to upgrade their capabilities will find themselves at
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CEO SUMMARY: Pick your trend: declining reimbursement, consolidation, clinical integration, downsizing, and capitated reimbursement. These trends all continued to shape the way laboratories organized to provide services. But 1997’s wildcard was the federal government. Between investigations and new regulations, laboratories were hit hard.
FOR THE clinical laboratory industry, 1997’s biggest surprise was both unexpected and unpleasant:
Michael J. Bechich, M.D., Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is hosting his second annual conference in Pittsburgh next week. Anatomic Pathology Informatics, Imaging and the Internet is scheduled for October 16-18 at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center. Dr. Bechich is actively developing the capability of a virtual pathology practice using advanced
With commercial laboratories pressing hospital laboratories for joint ventures, a unique selling proposition helps. MDS-AutoLab, Inc. of Canada has a different twist. They will not sell you their automated laboratory equipment. Instead, they offer it on a profit-sharing type of arrangement.
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This profit-sharing arrangement is already part of the regional laboratory venture between Columbia/HCA