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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, early-adopter labs are turning to management methods developed outside of healthcare as a way

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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 implement Web-based lab test ordering and results reporting. But Web-based lab test ordering never gained traction.

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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 laboratory informatics, known as AIMCL—Automated Information Management for Clinical Laboratories. Dr.

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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 to hospitals and non-hospitals respectively. Rankings for 1998 performance demonstrate how the marketplace for LIS products

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Tennessee Lab Network To Become Operational

CEO SUMMARY: Although news of regional laboratory networks disappeared from the pages of lab industry publications, the movement is far from dead. In Tennessee, 13 hospital laboratories are about to launch the Middle Tennessee Healthcare Network. Organizers believe they have solutions to the management problems which plagued early networks.

THREE YEARS OF EFFORT is about to

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New Features Slated For Lab Information Systems

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

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Meditech & LabSoft Top 1996 LIS Sales Rankings

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,

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