In recent weeks, Apple signed agreements with the nation’s two largest lab companies to make their lab test data available on Apple’s Health Record app. Laboratory Corporation of America was first to announce its agreement with Apple on Oct. 29. Quest Diagnostics issued its press release about its pact with Apple on Nov. 8. Apple says that
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Interesting things are unfolding in San Diego with Pathway Genomics, a company with a CLIA lab that offers genetic testing to physicians. On November 12, it was announced that the IBM Watson Group had invested in Pathway Genomics. The two companies said that they are teaming up to deliver “the first-ever cognitive consumer-facing app, based
CEO SUMMARY: To fill the unmet demand for quality clinical laboratory testing in China, a partnership between pathologists at UCLA and Centre Testing International Corp. of Shenzen have built and will operate a lab facility in Shanghai. The new lab will open by late September and will initially provide core lab testing services to pharmaceutical
CEO SUMMARY: Community hospitals are recognizing increased interest in personalized medicine among consumers. One expert predicts that this will create opportunities for hospital labs and pathology groups to add value by offering subspecialty expertise in molecular diagnostics, genetic testing, and “companion informatics.” At the University of Louisville School of Medicine, the Department of Pathology and
CEO SUMMARY: In a pioneering collaboration, the pathology department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, will work with GenomeQuest, Inc., to perform whole genome sequencing of tumor specimens. GenomeQuest will handle sequencing, assembly, and annotation of the genetic data. BIDMC will analyze these whole human genome sequences to develop companion diagnostic tests
CEO SUMMARY: Recently the South Carolina Society of Pathologists (SCSP) requested that the state’s Board of Medical Examiners review the legality, under state law, of certain technical component/professional component (TC/PC) arrangements between referring physicians and pathologists. SCSP asked that the Board assess how TC/PC arrangements might violate state law, constitute illegal fee splitting, compromise patient
YET ONE MORE TIME, pathology errors are making national headlines in Canada. News of errors by a surgeon and a pathologist in a Windsor, Ontario, hospital caught provincial health officials off balance.
The simple story is that an experienced surgeon at 305-bed Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital performed a mastectomy on a patient that did not have breast
CEO SUMMARY: When a mass exodus of at least 15 civilian subspecialist pathologists left the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) to join the newly-formed American International Pathology Laboratories (AIPL) in September, it triggered a number of consequences for both labs, along with a slew of rumors. AFIP reports that it is maintaining services and
MANY OF YOU HAVE HEARD ABOUT THE WIDELY-PUBLICIZED PROBLEMS with laboratory testing in several locations across Canada in the past few years. We update the situation with a fascinating intelligence briefing on pages 9-12.
The first lab scandal to catch the public’s attention was the discovery that, between 1997 and 2005, an anatomic pathology laboratory in
CEO SUMMARY: Every second year, THE DARK REPORT releases its list of key trends in anatomic pathology. These trends help shape an understanding about the state of the pathology profession. Our current list includes 11 identifiable trends. This is not an auspicious sign for pathologists who prefer things to remain the same. Eleven distinct trends