Sanford/Fairview Merger Has Implications for Clinical Labs

Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis recently announced their intent to merge later this year. The Sanford/Fairview merger, like many blockbuster deals involving integrated delivery networks (IDN), has long-term implications for clinical laboratorie...

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Lab Accreditors CAP and Joint Commission Face Inspector Hiring Pressures

In an exclusive story, The Dark Report covers the difficulties facing lab accreditors the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and The Joint Commission (TJC) in staffing inspection and survey teams under CLIA. Like the clinical laboratories they accredit to the requirem...

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Joint Commission Will No Longer Accept COLA Accreditation

The Dark Report reports on the provocative move by The Joint Commission (TJC) to no longer recognize COLA's accreditation program for laboratories within TJC-accredited facilities.  The decision was effective Jan 1, 2023. COLA-accredited la...

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Eight Macro Trends for Clinical Labs Will Shape Diagnostic Services in 2023 and Beyond

The Dark Report’s “Eight Macro Trends for Clinical Labs in 2023” delivers the insights that lab administrators and pathologists will want to study as they formulate their future business strategies. These include staffing shortages, factors threatening the stability of...

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The Dark Report Announces Top 10 Clinical Laboratory Stories of 2022

There are valuable insights to be gleaned from The Dark Report’s “Top 10 Clinical Laboratory Stories for 2022.” Several of this year’s story picks involve external forces reshaping healthcare in the United States in profound ways. Other story picks for 2022 illustrat...

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Babson Diagnostics' Eric Olson Outlines Company's Innovative Blood Draw Model

Healthcare technology company Babson Diagnostics is pursuing a new hybrid model for blood draws that it believes brings together the best of clinical laboratories and retail pharmacies, and founder and COO Eric Olson explains the innovations unfolding at his company in an exclusive i...

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The Dark Report Interviews the CDC's Reynolds Salerno, PhD

Reynolds Salerno, PhD, had a front row view into the federal government’s response, both to the SARS-CoV-2 pan­demic and the recent monkeypox outbreak. As Director of the Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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How Labs Can Improve Their Relationships with Payers for Genomic Test Reimbursement

This is an excerpt of a 2,215-word article in the October 10, 2022 issue of  THE DARK REPORT. The full article is available to subscribers. CEO SUMMARY: For payers and health plans, it may be a matter of trust that initially ensures new and novel geno...

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Telemedicine Firms Offer Home Blood Draws

This is an excerpt of a 1,415-word article in the September 19, 2022 issue of  THE DARK REPORT. The full article is available to subscribers. CEO SUMMARY: Telemedicine provider Teladoc Health has announced new services for certain primary care customers that include at-home phlebo...

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Lab Workshop Solutions to Staffing, Cost-Cutting, Revenue Problems

This is an excerpt of a 1,591-word article in the August 8, 2022 issue of  THE DARK REPORT. The full article is available to subscribers. CEO SUMMARY: Responding to requests from numerous lab managers, The Dark R...

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