YOU’VE ALWAYS RELIED ON THE DARK REPORT to keep you at the cutting edge of developments in laboratory management and the broader healthcare system. We’ve consistently been first with the essential, intelligence, and analysis you need to keep your laboratory at its financial and clinical acme.
Once again, in this issue of THE DARK REPORT we are first to identify and describe a trend which already touches large numbers of hospital and health system laboratories in the United States. Even though the majority of hospitals have yet to experience a crash in inpatient admissions or higher levels of patient bad debt, they are in a cash conservation mode! It’s causing hospital labs to pull in spending. You can learn why by reading the intelligence briefing on pages 3-6.
You and I probably agree that leadership and management success are closely-linked to having access to timely, high-quality information. That is one reason why you rely on THE DARK REPORT for relevant alerts and market insight unavailable from any other source in our industry. Because our country is now in the midst of an unprecedented economic decline, it becomes even more important for you and your laboratory team to have rational, detailed intelligence on unfolding events.
At THE DARK REPORT, our response to the deteriorating economy and the probability of major healthcare reform legislation is to recast the upcoming Executive War College on Lab and Pathology Management to provide you with up-to-the minute insights and strategies. This highly-respected gathering of national and global lab industry leaders is now focused on the current critical issues linked to unfolding economic and political events.
If you agree with me that “knowledge is power”, then you will want to be with us at the 14th Annual Executive War College in New Orleans on April 28-29. Expect to learn the latest from Washington insiders about the likely direction for healthcare reform, how it may positively or negative affect laboratories, and ways that you might shape the debate. Hear from labs that are implementing strategies to conserve cash, improve productivity, and refocus outreach sales to sustain profitable new business.
Am I asking the impossible? With hospitals capping travel and education spending, that may be true. On the other hand, true leaders always find a way to get the information they need to make the right decisions. That is why I hope you convince your administrators that this Executive War College is a good investment—a “must attend” opportunity for you to learn and to bring back strategies that generate huge savings for your lab and hospital!