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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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“May 9, 2005 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Tight-lipped executives at Meridian Bioscience, Inc. have yet to speak in public on any aspect of how live H2N2 influenza virus found its way into the virology proficiency test kits it shipped to thousands of labs on behalf of four lab proficiency testing organizations. Meridian, bas…

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Aureon Biosciences, Bayer, Competitive Technologies, Rare Blood Infections, Kaiser Permanente

KEVIN JOHNSON AND VIJAY AGGARWAL JOIN AUREON BIOSCIENCES TWO VETERAN LAB EXECUTIVES are back in the business. Kevin Johnson is now the Chairman at Aureon Biosciences Corporation and Vijay Aggarwal, Ph.D. is President and CEO. The fact that both men chose to join Aureon Bios…

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Specialty Laboratories, IMPATH, Roche, Abbott Laboratories, Celera Diagnostics

SPECIALTY LABORATORIES RESTORING STABILITY IN SPECIMEN VOLUME IT’S NO SURPRISE THAT COMPETITORS of Specialty Laboratories, Inc. have been willing to spread a variety of rumors about the laboratory company, given its well-publicized troubles with government regulators last …

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