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AACC’s E-Lab Confab Emphasizes Lab Data

CEO SUMMARY: In just six years, experts at the AACC’s E-Lab gathering predict that 50% of all diagnostic testing will be done as point-of-care, homecare, or kit testing. If true, this will be a swift transformation in how labs organize themselves to manage the diagnostic testing needs o…

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NYC Lab Hand-Entered Reqs After Terrorist Acts

CEO SUMMARY: Crisis management was the watchword at Centralized Laboratory Services, Inc. of New York City following the terrorist attacks on September 11. Damage around the World Trade Center knocked out the communications link between the lab and a data server which transmitted electron…

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“Lean” Management Helps Bay Care’s Lab Boost Quality

CEO SUMMARY: All laboratory managers and pathologists face the same challenge: do more testing with less money. This challenge is further complicated by the fact that there are inadequate numbers of trained laboratory professionals available to staff the nation’s laboratories. Now, earl…

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Lab Test Ordering On Web Presents Tough Challenges

CEO SUMMARY: During 1999, many factors pointed to the speedy introduction of Web-based lab test ordering between physicians’ offices and their laboratory providers. Several credible players, like Healtheon/ WebMD (now WebMD) and Advanced Health Technologies, held numerous contracts to i…

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LIS Sales Decline in 2000 As Labs Shift Emphasis

CEO SUMMARY: THE DARK REPORT’S annual ranking of the Top Ten LIS Vendors reveals that sales of new LIS products declined for the second consecutive year. This is evidence that the influence of multi-hospital health systems is changing the way LIS is purchased and implemented. It is also…

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Dr. Bruce Friedman Identifies Market Dynamics Driving Evolution of Lab Information Services

CEO SUMMARY: Probably no one is better positioned to identify the evolution of laboratory information services than Bruce Friedman, M.D., Professor of Pathology at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. For almost 20 years, he has hosted the pre-eminent meeting in laborat…

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Lab “Home Brews” Web Solution for Test Results

CEO SUMMARY: Internet-enabled lab test ordering and results reporting may help independent commercial labs and hospital laboratory outreach programs become more competitive against the two blood brothers. In eastern Pennsylvania, Clinical Laboratories, Inc. introduced Web-based lab test r…

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LIS Vendors Moving to Internet

SALES OF LIS SYSTEMS SLOWED DURING 1999 due to concerns about Y2K problems. But the real story in the LIS arena was the impending arrival of technology that takes advantage of the Internet and the Web. Sales champs in THE DARK REPORT’s annual ranking of the Top Ten LIS Vendors for 1999 ar…

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Outsourcing Lab Outreach Leads to Better Service

CEO SUMMARY: Many hospital laboratories continue to endure non-stop cutbacks to staffing and funding. The success of the recently instituted laboratory testing outreach program at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center validates that the market continues to reward labs willing to offer ad…

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1998 LIS Sales Rankings Show How Marketplace is Changing

CONSOLIDATION CONTINUED impacting sales of new laboratory information system (LIS) software during 1998. Sales champs in THE DARK REPORT’s annual ranking of the Top Ten LIS Vendors for 1998 are Meditech and Fletcher Flora, in the categories of LIS sales t…

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