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materials management

ISO 15189 Accreditation Earned by Spectra Labs

CEO SUMMARY: Spectra Laboratories Inc., recently announced that it had earned accreditation to the ISO 15189:2007 standard, following an assessment by a team from the Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). Spectra is a high-volume laboratory that serves renal patients. …

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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, includ…

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Unique Solution to Control Reagents, Other Supplies

CEO SUMMARY: This San Francisco hospital laboratory hit a home run with its clever use of automated materials management units, originally used in pharmacies. Reagents, phlebotomy supplies, and other laboratory consumables are stored in an access-controlled environment. Benefits have been…

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Dynacare’s Business Plan Includes New Direction

CEO SUMMARY: Look for Dynacare, Inc. to undergo a significant transformation. Although it will not abandon its efforts to partner with hospital laboratories, Dynacare has made a renewed commitment to expand and market itself as a provider of esoteric and reference testing. These changes a…

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Consolidation At Presbyterian Encourages Regional Strategy

CEO SUMMARY: Presbyterian Laboratory Services represents one of the more advanced business models of laboratory consolidation found today in the United States. Owned by an integrated delivery system, the laboratory division serves six hospitals and a variety of outreach clients. Several e…

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