Independent physician association (IPA) executives gathered in Orlando two weeks ago for the annual meeting of TIPAAA, The IPA Association of America. Because IPAs play an increasing role in contracting for laboratory services, THE DARK REPORT was in attendance to learn more about this phenomenon. Over 1,000 people showed up for the meeting.
CEO SUMMARY: Any laboratory executive with several years in the business has confronted the limitations of laboratory information system (LIS) software. For a variety of reasons, LIS software seldom delivers the full range of benefits and cost-effectiveness sought by laboratories. But in the fee-for-service world of the past, such limitations were tolerated by the healthcare
CEO SUMMARY: Cytyc, NeoPath and Neuromedical each tapped the public capital markets during the past 18 months. Now investors expect to see earnings growth and dividends as soon as possible. Clinical laboratories should expect intensified sales and marketing efforts from these three companies as they strive to increase sales.
Probably the most ubiquitous sales representatives visiting
CEO SUMMARY: Two processes are transforming healthcare: managed care and quality management. Laboratory information systems must incorporate radically new features if they are to support changes to clinical laboratory operations. This makes it imperative that laboratory executives select an effective laboratory information system.
PARALLEL DEVELOPMENTS in the healthcare marketplace are shaping the design and function of
CEO SUMMARY: Turnover and turmoil are the big news in the LIS field. Hospitals and commercial laboratories are upgrading or replacing their existing LIS software at a rapid pace. Meanwhile, mergers and consolidations within the LIS industry create new power players. LIS conversion projects continue to be difficult, expensive and time-consuming.
Market leaders Meditech and LabSoft,