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DMetrix, Bio-Reference Labs, US Clinical Labs, Vidalia Laboratory Services

DMETRIX PREPARES TO INTRODUCE CHEAPER PATHOLOGY SCANNER PATHOLOGISTS MAY SOON BE ABLE TO PURCHASE a smaller and less expensive digital scanning system that fits on a microscope. DMetrix, Inc., of Tucson, Arizona, is working to downsize its flagship digital p…

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Ascendium Consulting Is New Firm In Lab Market

CEO SUMMARY: Growing numbers of laboratories are taking steps to reengineer work flow, evaluate automation solutions, and improve the operational performance of their laboratory. This is fueling a demand for laboratory consulting services and Ascendium Consulting is this newest healthcare…

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Hospitals Saw Several Benefits In Forming Laboratory Joint Venture

CEO SUMMARY: For the past eight years, growing numbers of hospitals and health systems have launched laboratory outreach programs. Hospital CEOs are recognizing that laboratory outreach programs generate worthwhile operational gains, along with steadily-increasing revenues. However, labor…

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Are Feds Ready to Strike at TC/PC Arrangements?

CEO SUMMARY: Pathologists and laboratory directors will want to pay attention to the proposed rules published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on July 2, 2007. The document is a grab bag of proposals and rules that would significantly curb many common ancillary services a…

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HealthcheckUSA Makes Progress With Consumers

CEO SUMMARY: There’s a story behind the story at HealthcheckUSA, one of the nation’s best-known sources offering consumers direct access to laboratory testing. Its primary business is holding community screens and grocery store lab testing programs throughout the United States. Becaus…

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Terrorist Attacks Affect Many of Nation’s Labs

CEO SUMMARY: Following terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, DC, the total shutdown of commercial air traffic in the United States for 48 hours disrupted the regular shipment of reference and esoteric lab specimens to national laboratories. Swiftly-implemented contingency eff…

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Quest and SBCL Expect Merger Date Of July 2

CEO SUMMARY: After months of waiting and planning, executives at Quest Diagnostics Incorporated believe that July 2, 1999 will be the date when their acquisition of SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories becomes official. During the month of July, expect a flurry of activity at Quest Di…

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LabCorp Seeks $500 Million Through Public Stock Offering

CEO SUMMARY: After a financially difficult year in 1996, LabCorp enters 1997 with plans to raise $500 million. Despite the laboratory industry’s poor prospects, LabCorp will probably succeed in raising capital. After this infusion of capital, will LabCorp’s new management team have wi…

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