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Molecular Testing for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI): 2020 Update on Clinical Utility and Reimbursement Trends
Molecular tests are becoming more routine as diagnostic tools, with many now covered by Medicare and commercial insurers. Advantages of molecular tests based on PCR technology include their ability to identify uropathogens traditionally missed by culture-based tests.
Driven by urgent, unmet analytical and clinical care needs, the adoption of the rapid molecular test—particularly RT-PCR for urinary tract infection control and treatment—has important implications.
Case Studies in Clinical Laboratory Test Stewardship: The Financial and Clinical Impact of Clinical Decision Support in Hospital Laboratories
This white paper – the third in a three-part series developed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic Laboratories and Change Healthcare – provides frontline perspective and commentary from experts and physicians on the application and value of decision support in the laboratory. It also includes early-adopter proof points from hospital laboratories that have successfully implemented third-party decision support to achieve their stewardship goals, including EHR interventions and ongoing monitoring of utilization.
Translating Clinical Laboratory Science Into Business Objectives: How an Educational Program Measured and Analyzed Performance and Transformed the Approach to Improving Laboratory Operations
Now more than ever before, clinical labs are under pressure to operate efficiently, accurately, and timely, all while still making money. Doctors and patients have come to expect a 24-hour turnaround for most tests. Clinical labs throughout the United States have been slashing budgets, many literally to the point of no return. At least 13 public health labs in four states have shuttered since 2003, which posed a serious problem when COVID-19 hit because resources did not meet demand.
Specimen Management and Logistics Issues to Evaluate for Continuous Quality Improvement – 3 High-Risk Medical Courier Support Services
As a member of your laboratory’s leadership team, learn what you need to know as a competitive laboratory to maximize efficiency, increase profitability, and decrease costs over the long run by leveraging effective medical courier services and those that utilize digital technologies.
This white paper—part 2 of a three-part series— provides practical pearls on how a proven decision support solution and one that is a good fit for your lab can be the foundation of an effective laboratory stewardship program, and can greatly assist in controlling utilization and meeting the challenges of value-based care. As well, the paper also clearly explains the points for “buy versus build” laboratory decision support.
Choosing the right decision support solution will empower your lab and hospital leaders, clinicians, and staff with more time to focus their core competencies on the provision of healthcare. Learn what you need to know by downloading this FREE whitepaper now.
Anatomic Pathology at the Tipping Point? The Economic Case for Adopting Digital Technology and AI Applications Now
Driven by recent technological and regulatory approvals, leading academic and commercial laboratories are increasingly going digital to overcome significant gaps in efficiency and diagnostic accuracy. These same labs are implementing computational applications that leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to expand on the productivity, quality, and confidence gains they’ve already realized.
Download the White Paper now to get a synopsis of recent research and real-world cases that demonstrate the economic and scientific necessity of adopting digital pathology platforms and AI applications. Gather perspective from in-depth interviews with industry-leading labs that lay out the benefits they themselves gained from going digital.
New Research Suggests Clinical Laboratory Blood Tests Could Fill A Void in Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnoses
Studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference point to the p-tau217 protein as an especially useful biomarker Researchers disclosed a potentially useful biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease at a major conference this summer. The good news for...
Though Two Analyst Reports Show Depressed Operating Margins for Healthcare, Providers and Clinical Laboratories May See Patient Volumes Rise for the Rest of 2020
July data shows some volume gains for providers since June; however, analysts say current predictions depends on progress of the COVID-19 pandemic Clinical laboratory managers preparing strategic plans for 2020 and 2021 face a basic and key question: when and...
This table includes information about authorized SARS-CoV-2 molecular diagnostic tests. These EUAs have been issued for each individual test with certain conditions of authorization required of the manufacturer and authorized laboratories. (Source: FDA.gov) Visit our...
Kissinger, Mattis, and Murdoch Possible Government Witnesses for the Prosecution against Elizabeth Holmes in Theranos Clinical Laboratory Testing Fraud Case
The federal trial, now set to begin in March 2021, could become a media spectacle given the marquee names on the witness list Clinical laboratories following the federal criminal proceedings against Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes will have to wait...
Delays in Reporting Results of COVID-19 Clinical Laboratory Tests Prompt Florida Governor to End SARS-CoV-2 Testing Contract with Quest Diagnostics
Quest said a ‘technical issue’ had delayed reporting of test data to the state and claimed that patients and providers still received the results in a timely manner Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has ordered state agencies to cut ties with Quest Diagnostics due to...
US Government Purchases 150 Million COVID-19 Antigen Tests from Abbott Laboratories for $760 Million; Only CLIA-Certified Clinical Laboratories Can Do Testing
Abbott sends the SARS-CoV-2 test results directly to patients’ smartphones, which can be displayed to gain entrance into areas requiring proof of COVID-19 testing There is no greater example that COVID-19 is a major force for change in the clinical laboratory industry...
‘There’s an App for That’ is Becoming the Norm in Healthcare as Smartphones Provide Access to Patient Medical Records and Clinical Laboratory Test Results
Amazon’s app-based employee healthcare service could be first step toward retailer becoming a disruptive force in healthcare; federal VA develops its own mHealth apps More consumers are using smartphone applications (apps) to manage different aspects of their...
UPMC Researchers Develop Artificial Intelligence Algorithm That Detects Prostate Cancer with ‘Near Perfect Accuracy’ in Effort to Improve How Pathologists Diagnose Cancer
Working from tissue slides similar to those used by surgical pathologists, the algorithm accurately detects prostate cancer with an impressive 98% sensitivity It could be that a new milestone has been reached on the road to using artificial intelligence (AI) to help...
New Understanding of CRISPR-Cas9-Guided Base Editors Could Trigger Development of Gene-Editing Tools Targeting Diseases and New Types of Clinical Laboratory Tests
Being able to study the 3D-structure of a CRISPR base editor could help refine the entire CRISPR system, says lead study author Jennifer Doudna, PhD Molecular biology laboratories engaged in CRISPR gene editing will be interested to note that researchers at the...
German Scientists Train Dogs to Detect the Presence of COVID-19 in Saliva Samples; Can a Canine’s Nose Be as Accurate as Clinical Laboratory Testing?
Though only in the pilot study phase, results correlate with earlier studies where both dogs and humans were able to “smell” specific diseases in people Man’s best friend has risked life and limb to save humans for centuries. Now, researchers in Germany have...
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