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Ex-IMPATH Executives Face Criminal Charges

CEO SUMMARY: With the announcement by Federal prosecutors of criminal and civil actions against a total of seven ex-IMPATH executives, IMPATH becomes the laboratory industry’s worst criminal scandal. Federal prosecutors contend these executives, during their employment at IMPATH, engineered an accounting fraud that resulted in manufacturing as much as $64 million in non-existent revenue.

SIX FORMER

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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 means Tamtron’s anatomic pathology information system is expected to play a major role in IMPAC’s

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When Laboratory Vendors Go Bankrupt

BANKRUPTCY AMONG VENDORS AND SUPPLIERS in the laboratory industry is an uncommon event. Since it is so rare, that is one less issue about which laboratory directors and pathologists must worry.

However, occasionally there are reminders that it is good management practice to track the financial stability of your laboratory’s primary vendors and suppliers. One such example

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Dynacare, LabCorp, IMPATH, Visible Genetics, Abbott Labs

ACTIVITY AT DYNACARE HINTS AT POSSIBLE SALE, LABCORP MAY BE BUYER
With Quest Diagnostics Incorporated snapping up independent lab companies right and left in recent months, the question asked by many is “Where’s Laboratory Corporation of America?”

On the sell side, American Medical Laboratories and Unilab have been acquired by Quest Diagnostics. The largest remaining independent commercial

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ARUP Labs, ProxyMed, Unilab, Quest Diagnostics, Ventana, , Misys Molecular Diagnostics, WebMD, Varian

ARUP TO USE PROXYMED FOR BROWSER-BASED TEST ORDERS & RESULTS
ARUP LABORATORIES, INC. and ProxyMed, Inc. signed an agreement that makes ProxyMed’s ProxyLabSM the preferred product for browser-based lab test ordering between physicians and ARUP’s hospital clients.

The two companies will jointly market this product. It is designed to allow physicians to both electronically order tests and

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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™ product. IMPATH’s goal is to implement Tamtron’s PowerPath™ System throughout its network of pathology clients.

REMEMBER VICTOR

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Lab “Home Brews” Web Solution for Test Results

CEO SUMMARY: Internet-enabled lab test ordering and results reporting may help independent commercial labs and hospital laboratory outreach programs become more competitive against the two blood brothers. In eastern Pennsylvania, Clinical Laboratories, Inc. introduced Web-based lab test results reporting in July 1998. Since that date, sales are up and clients are happier.

HOSPITAL LABORATORY OUTREACH programs

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