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Created and maintained as a service to the Clinical and Anatomic Pathology Industry, this unique White Paper program provides laboratory executives with:

  • An important and useful resource for knowledge and information about the management of labs
  • A direct link between the educational topics of each White Paper and related Industry businesses

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JUST ADDED! Augmenting an Enterprise-Wide HIT System with a Best-of-Breed Anatomic Pathology LIS

novopath-white-paper-dsThe Dark Report is pleased to offer this FREE White Paper providing you with a detailed discussion on the considerations of investing in a best-of-breed anatomic pathology-specific laboratory information system, and the reasons why even a solid enterprise-wide EHR and/or LIS solution may be insufficient for the complexities of your anatomic pathology (AP) laboratory and its distinct needs in terms of workflow, data mining, imaging and results formats.

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NEW! Optimizing Your Laboratory Information Management System’s Ability to Deliver Clinical Laboratory Results: How to Save Time and Increase Profitability by Using Modular Technology to Improve Access Features, Automate Reporting & Expand Efficiencies

Optimizing Your Laboratory Information Management System’s Ability to Deliver Clinical Laboratory ResultsTo better understand the challenges associated with LIMS and other modular technology that will allow patients a user-friendly, yet secure way to access their healthcare data, and to learn more about potential solutions to these challenges, download your FREE copy.

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NEW! Integrating Clinical Laboratories into Healthcare Networks: Using clinical exchange and elegant workflow design to enhance service value and reduce costs

 

free white paper report: integrating clinical pathology laboratoriesThis FREE White Paper providing you with a detailed discussion on the complexities of integrated healthcare networks, and how clinical diagnostic laboratories can utilize a clinical exchange solution to cut costs and improve workflow.

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NEW! Advances in Pathology Tissue Management Reduce Formalin Use, Improve Quality and Cut Costs

milestone-advances-in-pathology-tissue-management-white-paperThis white paper will look at the risks of formalin use, trends in formalin use and disposal, and how laboratory and operating room workflow is affected by it. Alternate methods for storing and preserving pathology specimens will be introduced along with descriptions of changes to workflow, benefits in terms of healthcare worker safety, and the safety and economic benefits of these changes.

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NEW! A Laboratory Executive’s Guide to Intelligently Reducing Costs While Achieving Operational Excellence and Superior Client Service: Using the Healthcare Cloud to Remain Competitive in Today’s Environment

This white paper addresses the major challenges facing clinical diagnostic laboratories and pathology groups, obstacles to efficiency and the challenges to sustaining quality in the face of a complicated, dynamic regulatory and reimbursement environment. It addresses the economics of cloud computing and business intelligence solutions and the need for developing strategic partnerships with real-time insight into key performance indicators. It presents three case studies of how laboratory facilities have met those challenges.

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NEW! Collecting More Dollars From Patients: Why It’s Time For Clinical Labs and Pathology Groups to Move To The Retail Model

tevix-collecting-more-dollars-from-patients-422This free clinical laboratory white paper provides information about a technological solution for collections that will allow laboratories and other providers the necessary patient and payer information needed to collect monies owed at the point of patient contact. It presents information regarding the cultural and infrastructure changes that need to be implemented in order for labs, pathology groups and healthcare institutions to shift to a retail model.

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UPDATED CONTENT! Harnessing the Power of Real-Time Analytics to Achieve World Class Performance in Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups

harnessing-real-time-analytics-white-paper-the-dark-report-and-VisiunThis free clinical laboratory white paper will address current trends in health care and the clinical laboratory testing marketplace, deficiencies in today’s generation of medical laboratory information systems, how lab-focused business analytics can be applied to Lean quality processes, and provide in-depth case studies of clinical laboratories utilizing business software solutions to meet those goals.

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 Every Medical Laboratory Executive’s Guide To Achieving Greater Profits: Using Healthcare Relationship Management to Improve Performance While Overcoming Common Obstacles

EVERY MEDICAL LABORATORY EXECUTIVE’S GUIDE TO ACHIEVING GREATER PROFITS: Using Healthcare Relationship Management to Improve Performance While Overcoming Common Obstacles

As healthcare reform kicks in, the medical laboratory industry is undergoing a major transformation. Among increased regulation, decreased reimbursement, and mounting competition, clinical labs face deep challenges in providing a level of service that supports strong, consistent growth.  Learn about: Common obstacles faced by clinical labs and pathology groups, Why Healthcare Relationship Management is the foundation for ongoing success, and much more!

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CPOE and Meaningful Use Stage Two: How the Adoption of Cloud-Based CPOE Can Ease the Burden of Satisfying Meaningful Use Requirements for Your Lab and Your Physicians

CPOE-MEANINGFUL-USE-STAGE-TWO-White-PaperMost clinical laboratory managers know that the HITECH Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (“ARRA”) of 2009, was designed to promote and expand the adoption of health information technology (“HIT”). To that end, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) was allotted $25.9 billion to create incentives and to fund the adoption of HIT. Expansion and adoption of HIT will necessarily impact the spectrum of healthcare providers, including hospitals, physicians, medical laboratories and pathology groups.

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 Proven Strategies That Go Beyond Clinical Excellence: Combining Lab-Specific CRM and Healthcare Business Intelligence to Differentiate Your Clinical Laboratory or Pathology Group

Proven Strategies That Go Beyond Clinical Excellence: Combining Lab-Specific CRM and Healthcare Business Intelligence to Differentiate Your Clinical Laboratory or Pathology GroupIncreasing competition. Reimbursement cuts coming from countless angles. Mounting pressure to shift healthcare to a fee-for-value paradigm. Among a perfect storm of factors threatening the future profitability of labs that have historically grown at a healthy rate, there’s never been a more urgent time for clinical and anatomic pathology laboratories to focus on non-clinical aspects of their business in order to differentiate themselves.

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A CEO’s Guide to Doubling Profitability: Using Technology to Reduce Back-Office Costs

A CEO’s Guide to Doubling Profitability: Using Technology to Reduce Back-Office Costs

The ultimate goal of any commercial venture is to increase profitability. Significantly increasing overall profitability frequently requires substantial changes to a business (e.g., mergers/ acquisitions, in-licensing or developing new products, or divestiture of unprofitable business units). Building on earlier white papers in the CEO’s Guide series, this white paper will look at relatively benign changes that clinical laboratory management can undertake. Although less dramatic than other options, they can still result in a doubling of lab profitability.

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A CEO’s Guide to Next Generation Revenue Cycle Management: What Service Providers Need to Know to Survive the Changing Diagnostic Healthcare Environment

cover white paper changing diagnostics healthcareMacroeconomic pressure, increased governance, organizational changes, and technological advances are driving pervasive and lasting changes in the fabric of the healthcare system. Because diagnostic services influence the majority of healthcare decisions, changes to healthcare are magnified in the diagnostic services segment. Failure to aggressively adapt to this dynamic environment can easily imperil diagnostic service providers.

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Connecting Labs to Physicians’ Electronic Health Records: Effective Strategies for Laboratories to Add Value

Connecting Labs to Physicians’ Electronic Health Records: Effective Strategies for Laboratories to Add ValueConnecting Labs to Physicians’ Electronic Health Records: Effective Strategies for Laboratories to Add ValueThe American healthcare system is in the process of significant change. Healthcare represents the fastest growing segment of our GDP, accounting for 17.3% of expenditures in 2009 and 19.3% projected for 20191, with Medicare and Medicaid representing 35% of that segment. Most metrics and outcome measures indicate that our healthcare system is operating inefficiently and that we are not getting our fair share from our investment. There is a broad consensus that these trends are unsustainable and that a change is mandated.

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Innovation in Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Staining: Single Piece Flow IHC Slide Processing

Innovation in Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Staining: Single Piece Flow IHC Slide ProcessingInnovation in immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining has evolved significantly over the last two decades. The process of staining has shifted from labor-intensive, manual techniques toward semi-automated instruments with off-line processes such as deparaffinization and antigen retrieval, and now to a new generation of baking-through-staining automated instrumentation systems that enable standardization, improved staining consistency, and expedited turnaround times.

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A CEO’s Guide to Molecular Diagnostic Reimbursement: Navigating the Many Challenges of Reimbursement and Commercialization

CEO's Guide to Molecular FREE White PaperReimbursement and commercialization are significant challenges in this era of personalized medicine and comparative effectiveness. Many traditional clinical laboratories and early stage startup companies are trying to enter this space and are struggling to evaluate both the market and its offerings. According to Gene Tests, a publicly funded medical genetics information resource, the availability of new diagnostic tests increases 10% annually.

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A CEO’s Guide to Increasing Laboratory Valuation: Effective Revenue Cycle and Compliance Management are Critical Success Factors

A CEO’s Guide to Increasing Laboratory Valuation: Effective Revenue Cycle and Compliance Management are Critical Success FactorsThere is no doubt that the complexity of laboratory revenue cycle management is unmatched in all of health care. With frequent regulatory and compliance rules changes, ever tightening margins, and a severely weakened economy, it is getting harder and harder for potentially acquirable independent labs to be sure they are not leaving potential profits on the table.

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Achieving Automation in Serology: A New Frontier in Best Practices for Clinical Laboratories

Achieving Automation in Serology: A New Frontier in Best Practices for Clinical LaboratoriesThis white paper will explore the various components of automating a high-volume serology lab, detailing a schema for platform consolidation, which can lead to efficiency, productivity and quality improvements, ultimately driving significant reductions in cost.

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