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 illustrate the most difficult challenges confronting clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups.
For the first time since 2019, the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic did not take the top spot among The Dark Report’s top 10 stories of the year. That is a positive development, both for the clinical laboratory industry and the American healthcare system. Instead, one primary theme of 2022 was the overall financial difficulties confronting hospitals, health systems, governments, and consumers. Economic woes, supply chain problems, labor costs, and inflation were among the top issues during the previous 12 months.
Elsewhere in the issue, The Dark Report:
- Reports on the prison terms that Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani received for their part in committing fraud with Theranos.
- Explains how data reports generated by clinical labs can stem staff burnout and help better allocate resources.
- Lists the Q3 earnings of top public IVD companies and their analysis of their performance.
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