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Beckman Coulter Sues Quidel for Right to Sell BNP Assay

THERE IS AN INTERESTING COURT FIGHT UNFOLDING between Beckman Coulter Corporation and Quidel over the rights to sell a B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) assay. The lawsuit is a consequence of Abbott Laboratories’ acquisition of Alere, Inc….

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CEO Describes Characteristics Of the Clinical Lab 2.0 Model

CEO SUMMARY: Moving away from volume-based care will not be easy for clinical labs. After all, high volume sustains labs. But labs seeking to transition away from fee-for-service to value-based care must have a seat at the table where decisions are made, said a lab CEO who is part of Proj…

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9 Pennsylvania Hospitals Tackle Lab Specimen Errors

CEO SUMMARY: In this unusual collaboration, the participating Pennsylvania hospitals dramatically reduced blood specimen labeling errors. This initiative to share best practices incorporated techniques that were refined in other projects designed to reduce medical errors and improve patie…

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POC Testing Plays Role In Penna. Patient’s Death

CEO SUMMARY: In the report by the Pennsylvania Department of Health on the death of a patient at Lehigh Valley Hospital, it was noted that the clinical staff failed to notice discrepancies between results from point-of-care (POC) tests at the bedside and lab test results from blo…

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More Hospitals Now Use Point-of-Care Test Devices

CEO SUMMARY: Point-of-care testing (POCT) continues to gain acceptance in hospitals across the nation. One factor in this trend is improved technology for both the POC assays and the POC systems, each of which contributes to a more accurate and reproducible POC test result. But a…

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July 12, 2010 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Point-of-care testing (POCT) continues to gather momentum and grow at much faster rates than routine clinical laboratory testing. That’s the finding of analysts at Frost & Sullivan. In the United States, POCT product sales totaled $2.1 billion in 2009. Frost & Sullivan predicts that …

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Use of Point-of-Care Testing Reduces Mortality by 50%

CEO Summary: In a thinly-populated region the size of Texas and New Mexico combined, an integrated clinical care program based on point-of- care testing (POCT) has delivered impressive gains in health outcomes. For rural residents, mortality rates from cardiovascular disease have fallen b…

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New Clinical Lab Trends To Shape Events in 2010

CEO SUMMARY: In presenting this list of macro trends for clinical laboratories, several themes are in play. They range from a continued emphasis on improving lab operations to the need to acquire and deploy sophisticated information technology. During the next few years, the long…

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Geisinger’s Use of EHR Creates Opportunity for Lab to Add Value

CEO SUMMARY: Every health reform proposal makes it a high priority to implement a universal electronic medical record (EHR). Because lab test data is the essential component of a successful EHR, laboratory managers and pathologists may soon have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to use EHR…

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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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