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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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Growing Role for Digital Image Analysis in Pathology

CEO SUMMARY: For more than three years, pathologists at Washington University in St. Louis have worked with several different scanning products and digital pathology systems. Step-by-step, the Pathology Department has learned important lessons in how to capture digital images, archive them, then make them available on demand to the pathologists. WU currently captures images from

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Aperio, Cerner Interface Digital Path and Path LIS

CEO SUMMARY: For pathologists watching the market acceptance of digital imaging and digital pathology systems, another milestone has been reached. The nation’s largest health IT companies are beginning to develop interfaces between their anatomic pathology laboratory information systems and digital pathology products. One such interface is now available to interface Cerner Corporation’s CoPathPlus with the

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LIS As Productivity Tool Throughout the Laboratory

CEO SUMMARY: Is the classic laboratory information system (LIS) morphing into a different information technology product? That’s the observation of one laboratory IT expert, who says that “best of breed” LIS products are becoming productivity tools that support improved clinical performance and give lab managers the comprehensive, real time information they need to closely manage

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Lab Trends In Canada Run Ahead of U.S.A.

CEO SUMMARY: In specific ways, laboratories in Canada are already confronting the future that awaits laboratories in the United States. Many of the challenges are identical, including shrinking reimbursement and funding, as well as a shortage of skilled lab staff. One unfolding development is pressure on pathologists to accept less compensation, leading pathologists in two

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More Labs Opt to Use and Lab Automation

CEO SUMMARY: Many of the nation’s more innovative laboratory organizations are paying closer attention to laboratory productivity and operational performance. To achieve improved operations, these labs are putting three tools to greater use. They are using targeted automation solutions and giving middleware a greater role in the effort to squeeze ever more productivity from every

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Middleware Is Hot Topic At Labinfo Tech Meeting

CEO SUMMARY: Middleware is a growing component in the market for laboratory information services. Labs are asking vendors to provide targeted software solutions to address a growing list of needs and functions. To fill this demand, specialty software companies and IVD firms are introducing new middleware products. It remains unclear whether traditional LIS vendors will

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British Firm Acquires Sunquest Info Systems

CEO SUMMARY: Sunquest Information Systems was recently acquired by Misys Plc, a software company based in the United Kingdom. The transaction is another example of consolidation within the healthcare software sector. It also demonstrates that software products developed in the United States are seen to have good potential in overseas markets, particularly Europe.

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8 “Must Have” Features For Web Lab Test Reports

CEO SUMMARY: A growing number of laboratories have implemented Web-accessed lab test reporting for their office-based physician clients. Having participated in the design, sale and installation of many of these systems, Cory Fishkin gained valuable insights into the “do’s & don’ts” of Web-accessed lab test results reporting. In this first of several features, Fishkin identifies

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