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Partners Consolidates AP Using Common IT System

CEO SUMMARY: Partners HealthCare of Boston, Massachusetts, is creating a single informatics platform for CP and AP across all six of the hospitals that it operates. It will replace 19 different pathology systems currently used at six sites with just seven integrated pathology systems. As …

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Grand River Hospital, Psyche Systems, Siemens Healthcare, Bio-Rad, Home Test Direct

HOSPITAL LAB CLOSED, STAFF EVACUATED AFTER LAB SPECIMEN SPILL IT’S NOT OFTEN THAT A HOSPITAL LABORATORY needs to be closed and decontaminated following a lab accident. Yet that is what happened on April 2 at 495-bed Grand River Hospital in Kitchner, Ontari…

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Surprises in KLAS Rating of Anatomic Path Systems

CEO SUMMARY: KLAS Research published its Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards in December and ranked Psyche WindoPath the top system in two categories. KLAS, which rates as many as 56 categories of healthcare software and professional services products in its annual report, does not provid…

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Full Pathology Digitization Is Becoming Feasible

CEO SUMMARY: Advances in computer hardware, software and support systems such as scanners are bringing the era of full pathology digitization closer to reality. Last week, in San Diego, California, an enthusiastic crowd of several hundred gathered to learn how laboratories, hospitals, and…

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Free of IMPATH, Tamtron Ready For A New Future

CEO SUMMARY: Tamtron’s fortunes look much brighter with its acquisition by IMPAC Medical Systems, Inc., a healthcare information vendor with existing products for radiation oncology, medical oncology, and urology. IMPAC’s strategy is to create a “total solution” for oncology. That…

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Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filed by IMPATH, Inc.

CEO SUMMARY: To the surprise of very few, IMPATH, Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. During 2003, most of IMPATH’s key executives departed as different problems within the company became known. IMPATH’s new executive leadership is dealing with a host of difficult issues….

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IMPATH Buys Tamtron In Surprise Decision

CEO SUMMARY: In an unexpected announcement, IMPATH, Inc. announced it would purchase Tamtron Corp., the largest remaining independent vendor of anatomic pathology systems. It was just months earlier that Cerner Corporation acquired Dynamic Healthcare Technologies, Inc. and its CoPath™ p…

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Sunquest, Towers Perrin, Aetna, Quest Diagnostics, Roche Diagnostics, Careside

SUNQUEST REAFFIRMS LONG-TERM COMMITMENT TO COPATHPLUS PRODUCT EXPECT A FASCINATING competitive battle in the market for anatomic pathology software now that Cerner Corporation is acquiring Dynamic Healthcare Technologies, Inc. (DHT) DHT is the developer an…

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Prognostic versus Diagnostic Lab Medicine

MOST OF YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE RACE TO DEVELOP effective laboratory tests and pharmaceuticals based on rapidly-developing genetic and molecular knowledge. We all ask the same question: when will my laboratory have to buy this technology and offer these new tests? For most of us, the answer is “…

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Merger Creates “New” Pathology Competitor

CEO SUMMARY: Pathology business consolidation and regionalization continues. Pathology Consultants of America, Inc. (PCA) and PathSOURCE, Inc. announced their intention to merge last month. The combined company will be called Inform DX, Inc. and will compete nationally for anatomic pathol…

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