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FREE SPECIAL EDITION WHITE PAPER | Clinical Laboratory Information System Implementation Brief: What You Need to Know About LIS Installations, Conversions, and Interface Projects
A recent LIS market report shows that demand for a modern LIS is driven by a number of factors: acceleration of laboratory automation, the need for improved lab efficiency, advances in integrated functionality, importance of compliance with regulatory requirements, and the rising prevalence of chronic diseases.
Indeed, because all laboratories are now routinely being asked to do more with less, these and numerous other urgent reasons are compelling independent and hospital laboratories to invest resources in a major laboratory information implementation or upgrade.
FREE SPECIAL EDITION WHITE PAPER | Patient Access Antidote: Retaining More Revenue with Front-End Solutions
Healthcare delivery and reimbursement models have undergone a paradigm shift; specifically, patient financial liability has significantly affected clinical laboratories and pathology groups, changing the way our businesses operate. In order to profitably provide care, it has been crucial for labs to modernize their collection practices—yet many struggle to do so.
With proper focus on front-end patient access management, labs and pathology groups become better equipped to optimize their cash flow and successfully meet their key revenue cycle objectives—a critical achievement for the financially-healthy, high-performing lab organization.
FREE SPECIAL EDITION WHITE PAPER How to Create a Patient-centered Lab with Breakthrough Blood Collection Technology: Microsampling takes blood collection out of the clinic
Breakthrough methods in blood collection technology have the ability to expedite your lab’s move to patient-centered care, as well as answer the challenges of changing remote patient requirements. The Dark Report is pleased to offer this FREE White Paper, an ideal resource for those interested in new microsampling technology—what it is, how it works, and how it can transform your lab.
How Next-Generation Sequencing Helps Molecular Laboratories Deliver Personalized Medicine Services to their Client Physicians
Personalized and predictive medicine are rapidly becoming a reality. As a result, your clinical diagnostic laboratory’s need for a laboratory information management system (LIMS) designed to accommodate personalized medicine’s informatics integration and workflow challenges has become vital. The Dark Report is pleased to offer this FREE White Paper, providing a detailed discussion on how you can unlock the potential of next generation sequencing (NGS) technology in your lab, and the benefits and contributions it can make to add clinical value and improve patient care.
The Laboratory Executive’s Guide to Maximizing Revenue & Valuation: Effective Revenue Cycle and Compliance Management are Critical Success Factors
The laboratory business continues to face consolidation and margin pressure, with far fewer independent labs now than just a decade ago. A laboratory’s financial success and valuation is all about top line revenue, profitability, and minimizing risk— elements that can be positively impacted by state-of-the-art revenue cycle management. Oversight of the entire revenue cycle, by conducting a constant and consistent analysis of the front-to-back end revenue processes through specific tools and workflows, can maximize the efficiency and adaptability of all of the components of the revenue cycle process to net the greatest return.
The performance capability of your laboratory’s LIS goes way beyond its ability to participate in these new value-based care initiatives—the right LIS is critical to your practice to ensure success and increased revenue.
In-Home Healthcare Companies Bring High-Acuity Care, Including Clinical Laboratory Testing, to Patients at their Homes and Workplaces
Proven success at providing quality care to patients at home while lowering costs has both investors and health insurance companies intrigued Some call it “hospital in the home.” Whatever name it is given, the high cost of keeping a patient overnight in a hospital is...
Hospitals Worldwide Are Deploying Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics Systems for Early Detection of Sepsis in a Trend That Could Help Clinical Laboratories, Microbiologists
Though medical laboratory testing is key to confirming sepsis, predictive analytics systems can identify early indications and alert caregivers, potentially saving lives Medical laboratory testing has long been the key element in hospitals’ fight to reduce deaths...
Researchers Create Non-stick Coating That Repels External Molecules, Even Viruses and Bacteria; Clinical Laboratories May Soon Find It Easier to Keep Surfaces Free from Bacterial Contamination
Hospital-acquired infections could finally be prevented and no longer threaten the health of patients and hospital workers In what may be the most significant development in healthcare’s fight against hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), researchers at McMaster...
Opioid Epidemic is Latest Healthcare Fraud ‘Hot Spot’ as Some Unethical Clinical Laboratories, Physicians, and Service Providers Attempt to Cash-in
It’s critical that medical laboratory leaders prepare for increased scrutiny and pressure from DOJ fraud investigations Recent efforts by federal investigators to ferret out and prosecute healthcare fraud have shown that certain clinical laboratory companies are...
Experts list the top challenges facing widespread adoption of proteomics in the medical laboratory industry Year-by-year, clinical laboratories find new ways to use mass spectrometry to analyze clinical specimens, producing results that may be more precise than test...
Direct Primary Care is Emerging as a New Healthcare Model in the US, But Are Clinical Laboratories Prepared to Bill Patients Directly?
If insurance plans are removed from the billing cycle for primary care, it’s not clear how clinical laboratories will be reimbursed for their services Direct Primary Care (DPC) is gaining popularity in the United States. This emerging movement enables primary care...
Smartphone Apps Enable Healthcare Consumers to Receive Primary Care without Traditional Office Visits, But How Will They Provide Needed Medical Laboratory Samples?
These virtual office visits use artificial intelligence and text messaging to allow real physicians to diagnose patients, write prescriptions, and order clinical laboratory tests Clinical laboratories may soon be receiving test orders from physicians who never see...
New Year of 2020 Brings Issues That Fully Challenge All Clinical Laboratory and Anatomic Pathology Leaders
Changes in reimbursement models and federal compliance, as well as tougher payer audits, make it critical clinical laboratory managers are fully informed and prepared for what lies ahead in 2020 Not only does January 1st bring the new year of 2020, but it also brings...
Two Boston Health Systems Enter the Growing Direct-to-Consumer Gene Sequencing Market by Opening Preventative Genomics Clinics, but Can Patients Afford the Service?
By offering DTC preventative gene sequencing, hospital leaders hope to help physicians better predict cancer risk and provide more accurate diagnoses Two Boston health systems, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), are the latest to...
Does Precision Oncology Offer Patients Superior Treatment Therapies? Anatomic Pathologists Will Be Interested to Learn Why Oncology Experts Disagree
Number of patients eligible for genome-driven oncology therapy is increasing, but the percentage who reportedly benefit from the therapy remains at less than 5% Advances in precision medicine in oncology (precision oncology) are fueling the need for clinical...
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