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October 1, 2018 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

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…a recent study that discovered “low-value” medical lab tests and other overused medical procedures led to $282 million in “wasted” healthcare spending in Washington State in

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Broward Health’s Lab Pursues Multiple Ways to Cut Lab Costs

CEO SUMMARY: Tasked with cutting $2 million from their lab’s annual operating budget, the lab team at Broward Health System instituted changes that included a lab test formulary and ordering algorithms. In collaboration with physicians, these changes reduced the use of outmoded tests while ensuring that the correct test or blood product was ordered for

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Theranos Won’t Discuss Disruptive Lab Technology

CEO SUMMARY: In a partnership with Walgreens pharmacies, Theranos Inc. announced that it will run clinical lab tests on “micro-samples” and collect these blood samples without venipuncture. Even as Theranos touts the patient-friendly benefits of its proprietary diagnostic technology, it has provided no information about the science that supports this testing and the clinical validations

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Consumers Taking Active Role In Their Laboratory Testing

CEO SUMMARY: Two recent Internet surveys revealed that consumers rank access to their personal lab test results as the number one most wanted feature in healthcare services. This is an early warning for laboratories and pathology group practices. Today’s consumers have changing expectations about the types of services they want their clinical laboratory to provide.

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