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Cleveland Clinic Lab dramatically reduces doctors ordering unnecessary tests

This is an excerpt from a 2,920-word article in the May 7, 2018 issue of THE DARK REPORT. The complete article is available for a limited time to all readers, and available at all times to paid members of the Dark Intelligence Group.  …

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Pathologists Can Offer ‘Companion Informatics’

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 te…

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Optimism & Opportunity at Executive War College

CEO SUMMARY: Instead of our annual review of key speakers as a source of emerging trends and common themes, this year we assess the attitudes, opinions, and activities of the pathologists, laboratory administrators, managers, and industry executives in attendance at the 15th Annu…

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Inaccurate Results + Quest Dominates News Cycle

CEO SUMMARY: Most laboratory professionals don’t know it yet, but significant changes occurred to the entire lab industry last week. After Quest Diagnostics Incorporated acknowledged that it was retesting tens of thousands of patients because 7% of the Vitamin D results it repo…

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Lean, Six Sigma and Laboratory Errors

IT IS TOUGH TO IGNORE THE STEADY DRUMBEAT about patient safety. In every sector of healthcare, accrediting bodies, state legislatures, private insurers, and federal health administrators are instituting programs designed to focus providers on eliminating the sources of medical errors and reducing the…

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LabCorp’s MacMahon Provides Insights About Lab Marketplace

CEO SUMMARY: Pathologists will be particularly interested in what Thomas MacMahon has to say about the evolution of laboratory medicine. As Chairman, President, and CEO of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, he has continuous access to some of the best strategic analysis about the…

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Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Embraces New Testing Technology

CEO SUMMARY: Despite a decade of consolidation, competition among the world’s largest diagnostics manufacturers remains intense. In response to this competition, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) is preparing a variety of new products and services for its clinical laboratory customers. I…

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Plenty Of Money To Go Around

Despite what managed care is doing to clinical laboratories, money abounds to sell more goods. In this issue, you will read about how AmeriPath, Inc. is about to raise $71.7 million while Cytyc Corp. intends to generate $48.2 million in its second public offering in …

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