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RFID Lab Inventory System Saves $465K in First Year

CEO SUMMARY: Seeking ways to automate every aspect of work flow, the clinical laboratory at St. Francis Health System in Tulsa, Oklahoma, implemented a unique automated laboratory inventory management system that utilizes RFID. In the first four months, the system helped the hosp…

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New Lab Industry Trends Require Responses by Labs

CEO SUMMARY: One stark difference between the presentations delivered at last year’s Executive War College and this year’s presentations in New Orleans last week was near-unanimous recognition that the era of fee-for-service payment is soon to end! Speaker after speaker urged the…

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Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp Report Q-4, Full Year Earnings

IN RECENT WEEKS, each of the nation’s two largest public laboratory companies reported earnings for fourth quarter 2011 and full year 2011. Organic growth at both lab companies continues at low single-digit rates. This continues the pattern of relatively modest growth that has been posted by each …

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Geisinger’s Coag Clinics Located in Docs’ Offices

CEO SUMMARY: It was six years ago when Geisinger Health System pushed laboratory testing and pharmacy services closer to the patients and referring physicians. By establishing coagulation clinics in six multi-specialty clinic sites, Geisinger ha…

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Regional Growth Strategy Guides Presbyterian Labs Services

CEO SUMMARY: Here’s a consolidated laboratory organization serving six hospitals and an extensive outreach program. As described in the first installment of this two-p art series, Presbyterian Laboratory Services actively reshaped itself into a well-run asset for its parent healthcare s…

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