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December 15, 2014 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

In certain respects, the noted physician and healthcare strategist Eric Topol, M.D., of Scripps Healthcare in La Jolla, California, can be considered a gadfly to pathology and the laboratory medicine profession. In his latest pronouncements on patient-centered healthcare, he warned c…

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Ottawa Pathology Lab Cuts Turnaround Time By More Than 50%

CEO Summary: Pathologists at Ottawa Hospital not only must handle a large volume of specimens regularly, but are experiencing a 14% per year growth in the number of specimens. Last year, when the average turnaround time for a case was nine days, the pathology department embarked …

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Pathology Labs Want Method To Correct Specimen ID Errors

CEO SUMMARY: When pathology labs discover instances of a misidentified or contaminated tissue specimen, there is a new service that allows them to retrospectively use DNA to properly match that specimen to the correct patient. In part two of our series, we look at how some pathology labs …

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Preparing for New Lab Role In Personalized Medicine

CEO SUMMARY: Laboratory medicine is about to find itself between the two jaws of a powerful vise. One jaw is pending major legislative overhaul of the entire healthcare system, along with dwindling reimbursement as Medicare and Medicaid runs out of money. The other jaw is personalized med…

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Powerful Trends Reshaping Anatomic Path Profession

CEO SUMMARY: THE DARK REPORT presents its newest biannual review of macro trends reshaping the anatomic pathology profession. These macro trends reveal a profession undergoing change and transformation on multiple fronts. New competitors are crowding into the market, payers and accreditin…

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Anatomic Pathology’s Coming Revolution: Same Day Diagnoses

CEO SUMMARY: Anatomic pathology has been conducted the same way for 100 years—but no longer at the University of Miami. Pathologists there are using microwave technology to cut processing speed by 90% and improve workflow. By producing faster diagnoses, the lab can report results on 80%…

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Pathologists Contribute To Women’s Hospital

CEO SUMMARY: Speedier pathology reports and more active involvement with clinicians are two ways that the 15 pathologists at Pathology Group of the Mid-South help Baptist Memorial Women’s Hospital meet its goals of improved outcomes and a patient-friendly environment. Even with an off-s…

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