Tag: laboratory support

Pathology Group Establishes Lab Test Exchange Networks

CEO SUMMARY: After several decades of steadfastly maintaining their independence from other pathology groups in their community, progressive hospital-based pathology groups are beginning to create regional laboratory testing networks. These collaborations generally start small and often involve just a few simple testing services. In North Carolina, one pathology group has created two separate test exchange

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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% cost savings upon implementation of its next-generation laboratory automation solution. Because of a

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There is Steady Convergence In Lab Operations Worldwide

IS THERE AN ACCELERATING CONVERGENCE OF LABORATORY OPERATIONS by major clinical laboratories throughout the world? In recent weeks, THE DARK REPORT has seen tantalizing evidence that the answer to this question should be “yes.”

This trend has strategic implications for independent commercial laboratories and hospital-based laboratories in the United States. It also has implications for in

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Lab Integration At Geisinger Contributes to Better Outcomes

CEO SUMMARY: There have been two benefits from the use of sophisticated laboratory informatics at the laboratory division of Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. Benefit one is a standardized, fully-integrated lab information system that collects all lab test results, including point-of- care, into a single data repository that feeds Geisinger’s electronic medical record. The

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Houston Lab Fills Gap For Katrina Evacuees

CEO SUMMARY: Literally overnight, Houston found itself dealing with tens of thousands of evacuees fleeing the destruction in New Orleans and surrounding areas. Many evacuees arrived in poor health. The Harris County Hospital District laboratorians of Houston pitched in to create an emergency laboratory support system that was surprisingly sophisticated. Here’s how labs in Houston

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New York Labs Sue State To Overturn Surcharge

CEO SUMMARY: With the new laboratory test surcharge in place since January 1, 1997, clinical laboratories already see negative financial effects. Administration and collection of the tax is a nightmare. Some managed care companies moved swiftly to reduce reimbursement to laboratories in order to offset the financial impact of this new surcharge on their company.

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