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September 6, 2016 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

During the widespread floods in Louisiana last month, Pathology Group of Louisiana (PGL) activated its disaster preparedness plan and managed to avoid any interruption of its pathology services. One vital element of that plan was a telephone tree that kept managers and staff in commu…

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Detroit Hospital Develops 10 Ways To Add More Value

CEO SUMMARY: Clinical labs are beginning to make the transition from a volume-based financial model to a model based on value-based payments. To survive this transition, labs must find ways to create value. The lab at Henry Ford Health System has  identified 10 ways that it c…

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Combining Lean Techniques with Lab Automation to Get Impressive Results

PROBABLY NO AREA OF CLINICAL LABORATORY MEDICINE is experiencing the dramatic transformation happening in microbiol…

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Combining Lean with Lab Automation to Get Impressive Results

CEO SUMMARY: By combining total lab automation with Lean techniques in a comprehensive makeover of its microbiology lab, one of the largest labs providing hospital acute care and community microbiology services in North America achieved major benefits. Benefits ranged from impro…

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June 30, 2014 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Will microbiologists soon be testing a patient’s cellphone for clinical diagnostic purposes? Researchers at the University of Oregon recently conducted a study and determined that cellphones have a similar microbiome to the skin of the person who owns the device. The study determin…

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‘Game Changer’ Mass Spectrometry for Microbiology at UNC

CEO SUMMARY: Microbiologists at the University of North Carolina are using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry to slash the time to answer and significantly cut lab costs. Their goals are to improve patient outcomes and reduce average length of stay. In a one-year study presented last month, UNC …

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December 23, 2013 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Saudi Arabia is the second country to embark on the goal of sequencing 100,000 human genomes. Earlier this month, the Saudi Human Genome Program was announced. Funding for the program, expected to take five years, will be provided by the Saudi Arabian national science agency. The fir…

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Quest’s Deficiencies Trigger QA/QC Questions

CEO SUMMARY: Experts in laboratory QA/QC and proficiency testing (PT) are following the news that Quest Diagnostics admitted to an 18-month problem with lab test accuracy in its home brew Vitamin 25(OH) D assay. It is recognized as a major failure in the existing system of labora…

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January 12, 2009 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Here’s an interesting quirk. It seems none of the major lab professional associations and societies have yet to alert their members to last week’s national news about inaccurate Vitamin D test results at Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. At least, that was true today, based on vis…

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December 01, 2008 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Having grown to over $1 billion in revenue, Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc. of Waltham, Massachusetts, is newest of the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) companies to achieve size and scale. One of its more interesting products is an in-home system that allows …

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