Tag: laboratory program

Is the Worm Turning in Favor of Hospital Labs?

SINCE THE MID-1990S, HOSPITAL OUTREACH LABORATORY PROGRAMS have lost market share steadily to the nation’s biggest public lab companies. In these two decades, public lab companies traded deeply-discounted lab test prices to health insurers in exchange for exclusive network provider status.

Then, about eight years ago, having captured many managed-care contracts across the nation, big lab

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A Tale of Two Laboratories

ON OPPOSITE COASTS OF THE UNITED STATES, two of the nation’s larger laboratory companies are charting very different courses. Yet, in this tale of two laboratories, each lab company has important lessons to teach hospital CEOs about the many benefits that accrue from a well-run hospital laboratory outreach program.

On the East Coast, Solstas Laboratory Partners

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Ten Management Myths Misled Clinical Laboratory Executives

CEO SUMMARY: We offer our second installment about the ten management myths which led the clinical laboratory industry astray during the 1980s and 1990s. Regretfully, clients responding to part one of this series tell us that these management myths remain alive and well—and continue to steer many well-intended but misguided laboratory managers in the wrong

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Unrealized Gains Targeted By Premier’s Lab Initiative

CEO SUMMARY: In part one of this exclusive interview, Premier’s John Biggers described the reasons why the 1,700 hospital consortium developed a strategic services program for clinical laboratories. In this final installment, Biggers provides insight as to how the program will work and what the objectives will be. Biggers’ comments deserve careful reading, particularly by

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Las Vegas Lab Gathering Debates Industry Trends

CEO SUMMARY: Always a good forum for discussion of laboratory industry trends, this year’s meeting in Las Vegas addressed government regulation, laboratory automation and everything in between. Here is a brief rundown on some of the more interesting insights and observations.

ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER of laboratory programs exist which address the management interests of hospital

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