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laboratory costs

How Northwell’s Lab Team Demonstrated Value Over 10 Years

CEO SUMMARY: Among hospital administrators, the popular wisdom is that their clinical lab is a cost center. This thinking leads them to consider drastic cost-management strategies that include partnering with commercial labs to manage in-hospital lab testing and the outright sale of lab o…

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Labs Begin Applying Lean to Cut Costs, Add Value

CEO SUMMARY: In more than 40 presentations by 55 speakers, two big themes dominated the 11th annual Lab Quality Confab in New Orleans last week. One theme is the urgent need to cut clinical laboratory costs. The second theme is the need for both clinical labs and anatomic pathology groups…

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More Hospitals Consider Options for Their Labs

CEO SUMMARY: Is it a new sign of the times? After decades of reluctance to sell their lab outreach businesses or enter into inpatient lab management agreements with commercial lab companies, a surprising number of hospitals and health systems are taking that step. Since the first of the y…

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Health Diagnostic Lab Pushes Back on Federal Fraud Probe, Cigna Suit

HEALTH DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY of Richmond, Virginia, is mounting its own offensive against the dual blows it suffered recently: a federal fraud investigation and a lawsuit by Cigna, a health insurer in Bloomfield, Connecticut. In September, The Wall Street Journal reported that federal …

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Standard Bar Code Labels Can Reduce Lab Errors

CEO SUMMARY: Standardization of bar code labels is a concept whose time has come. After implementing CLSI standard AUTO12-A, first-mover clinical labs report fewer specimen identification errors, a reduction of costs associated with specimen handling errors, and a boost in lab productivit…

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Two MTs Launch New Lab In Aberdeen, North Carolina

CEO SUMMARY: Although located in the same region as two of the nation’s largest laboratory companies, newly-created Triune Laboratory, Inc., is reporting steady growth and acceptance by physicians in the community. Founded by two medical technologists and partially funded by a pathologi…

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Pursuing More Benefits From Next Generation Lab Automation

CEO Summary: Once it was decided to replace an aging, five-year-old laboratory automation system at the laboratory of Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, Illinois, the administration at the hospital issued a challenge. It asked the laboratory team to deliver an immediate 10% cos…

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Pathologist Activities Evolve In VA’s “Paperless” Hospitals

“When a hospital or laboratory goes ‘paperless’, it’s no longer ‘business as usual’ for pathologists.” —Bruce Dunn, M.D. CEO SUMMARY: One outcome of the Veteran Administration’s (VA) ongoing effort to create a totally-integrated i…

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Diversifying Lab Management’s “Gene Pool” of Methods

I ENCOURAGE OUR CLIENTS AND REGULAR READERS to give careful thought to the intelligence findings provided by our editor about the unfolding laboratory joint venture in Cincinnati between LabOne, Inc. and The Health Alliance. (See …

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Royal Free Hospital Is First Big British Lab Automation Project

CEO SUMMARY: To date, only a handful of total laboratory automation (TLA) projects have been implemented in Great Britain. One of those first TLA projects is at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, located in the northern suburbs of London. Design work started in 1998 and the first phase b…

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