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Shaw & Adelman Successful Support of Lab Networks Need Hospital Leadership

CEO Summary: In the second installment of our exclusive two- part interview, the executive directors of two regional laboratory networks formed in the 1990s (one in Michigan and one in Washington State) share their assessment of why their respective lab networks have performed strongly over the past two decades. They also identify the reasons why

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From Modest Beginnings, Two Lab Networks Find Success

“For 20 years, our regional laboratory network here in Detroit has played an important role in helping member hospital laboratories build their lab outreach programs.”

—Jack Shaw, Executive Director, Joint Venture Hospital Laboratories
CEO Summary: During the 1990s, hospital laboratories in Detroit, Michigan (1992), and Seattle, Washington (1996), banded together to form regional laboratory networks. In both

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September 26, 2011 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Here’s a laboratory with what may be one of the world’s biggest accounts receivable problems. In South Africa, the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) says it is owed $1.8 billion Rand (about US $214 million) from its client accounts. As reported by a regional television station (eyewitness- news.co.za) in the country, South Africa’s various provincial

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A Tale of Two Laboratories

ON OPPOSITE COASTS OF THE UNITED STATES, two of the nation’s larger laboratory companies are charting very different courses. Yet, in this tale of two laboratories, each lab company has important lessons to teach hospital CEOs about the many benefits that accrue from a well-run hospital laboratory outreach program.

On the East Coast, Solstas Laboratory Partners

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June 25, 2007 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

It should be boom time for companies selling Clinical Information Systems (CIS). A research report from Millennium Research Group (MRG) of Waltham, Massachusetts, predicts that patient safety programs will fuel a demand by health systems for CIS products. The report, “U.S. Markets for Acute Care Clinical Information Systems,” says hospitals are adopting CIS to help

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Good News for Regional Labs Competing Against Nationals

CAN REGIONAL LABORATORIES compete effectively against the two blood brothers? This question lies at the heart of the business strategy for most hospital laboratory outreach programs in the United States.

After all, in their community, the toughest competitors they face are likely to be Quest Diagnostics Incorporated and Laboratory Corporation of America. These lab behemoths hold

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