Latest White Papers
Covering genotypic testing for drug-resistant mutations, virus cluster detection and response, and programs in action, this free white paper is for health laboratory directors interested in reducing the impact of HIV drug resistance.
This special report provides an overview of Lean Six Sigma concepts and illustrates how the model serves as a useful ally for labs in the current clinical diagnostic environment. Organizations that adopt the Lean Six Sigma methodology learn how to reduce waste, cut costs, improve quality and enhance outcomes.
Portrait of a Microbiology Lab: Implementing Total Laboratory Automation in a Limited-Resource Environment
This free white paper details the factors that were critical to success of the TLA project and describes how automation helped redefine the clinical value of the hospital’s microbiology laboratory. You’ll learn about how the microbiology TLA conversion unfolded, the lab team involved to handle the project and the issues the team faced to get the job done.
The Case of the Missing Mole: When costly Lost or Missing Laboratory Test Samples Instigate Courier Management Redesign
Incidents of lost or missing laboratory test samples carry heavy consequences. Yet, many laboratories find that accountability, reconciliation, and tracking persist as issues. This white paper will be useful for laboratory directors, lab managers, courier managers, logistics managers, and outreach managers—whether in hospital-based laboratories or independent medical laboratories working as outreach labs—who employ and manage couriers in-house.
This white paper will assist pathology leaders in gaining a complete understanding of how a true SaaS LIS can overcome today’s pathology laboratory challenges while making key points to include in your organization’s internal cloud discussions. In addition, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of where your pathology laboratory stands with respect to its own cloud journey.
Prioritizing a Digitization Project in Your Clinical Laboratory: Where, How, and Why Other Labs Made Changes
This white paper demonstrates how some clinical lab directors and technical supervisors relieved the unnecessary labor and hazards in one of the most common analog-world bottlenecks and also identifies three commonly overlooked existing resources for taking first steps to streamline instrument checks and documentation in the lab today.
Chicago Conference Attracts a Sizeable Crowd of Enthusiastic Hospital and Health System Clinical Laboratory Outreach Leaders
Sessions at this annual medical laboratory conference demonstrated that lab outreach continues to be a productive clinical and business line at numerous hospitals and IDNs Sept. 26-Chicago: During the past 24 months, there have been multiple news stories announcing...
Understanding Gen Z’s Approach to Healthcare Helps Clinical Laboratories Learn How to Better Meet Their Needs
Healthcare providers of all types will benefit from acknowledging Gen Z’s preference for digital interactions, self-testing, and over-the-counter medications Each generation has its own unique connection to how it manages its health, and the latest studies into the...
Australian Researchers Develop Static Droplet Microfluidic Device That Can Detect Cancer Cells via a Simple Blood Test
This is another approach to the liquid biopsy that clinical laboratories and pathologists may use to detect cancer less invasively Screening for cancer usually involves invasive, often painful, costly biopsies to provide samples for diagnostic clinical laboratory...
Patients and Physicians Go Online to Pressure Insurers on Prior Authorization Denial of Claims, Something Genetic Testing Labs Regularly Encounter
In a handful of cases, health insurers reversed denials after physicians or patients posted complaints on social media Prior authorization requirements by health insurers have long been a thorn in the side of medical laboratories, as well as physicians. But now,...
Survey Indicates Zoomers and Millennials Are Ready for Pharmacies to Play a Bigger Role in Their Primary Care
Demand for low cost, convenient access to doctors and drugs is driving transformation to decentralized medical care, and retail pharmacy chains see opportunity in offering primary care services Retail pharmacies and pharmacists continue to play a growing role in...
Kaufman Hall Report Says Hospitals Saw Less Inpatients and Outpatients during Summer as Bad Debt and Charity Care Rose
As a result, health system-based clinical laboratories likely saw a decline in test orders as well a decrease in outreach revenue Bad financial news continues in the hospital industry. According to an August 2023 National Hospital Flash Report from consulting firm...
BioReference Laboratories’ Unique Journey during the COVID-19 Pandemic Described in ‘Swab,’ a New Book by former BRLI CEO Jon Cohen, MD
Certainly every clinical laboratory in the United States has a unique story about dealing with the challenges of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, but only BioReference did testing for multiple professional sports leagues and the cruise ship industry Few would challenge the...
UK Researchers Create Conductive Thread That Can Be Woven into Clothing to Monitor Key Health Biomarkers
Meet ‘PECOTEX,’ a newly-invented cotton thread with up to 10 sensors that is washable. Its developers hope it can help doctors diagnosis disease and enable patients to monitor their health conditions Wearable biosensors continue to be an exciting area of research and...
Northwestern University Study Shares News Insights into Aging Guided by Transcriptome, Gene Length Imbalance
Findings could lead to deeper understanding of why we age, and to medical laboratory tests and treatments to slow or even reverse aging Can humans control aging by keeping their genes long and balanced? Researchers at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois,...
Major Breakthrough in Human Genome Sequencing, as Full Y Chromosome Sequencing Completed after a More than 20 Year Journey
Clinical laboratories and pathology groups may soon have new assays for diagnosis, treatment identification, patient monitoring It’s here at last! The human Y chromosome now has a full and complete sequence. This achievement by an international team of genetic...
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