Latest White Papers
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.
Repurposing Your Lab’s Leftover COVID-19 Samples: Building New Revenue and Better Patient Outcomes Through Collaboration with Life Sciences
This free Dark Daily white paper for laboratory professionals explores how the rapid decline in SARS-CoV-2 testing affects molecular laboratories and the life sciences industry as a whole and offers opportunities for drug developers and labs to work together in new and beneficial ways.
Clinical Laboratories Use Automation to Expand Their Data Capabilities and Strengthen Their Resilience to Respond Faster During a Pandemic and Beyond
To address labs’ dire need for clean and reliable data, Dark Daily is pleased to offer this new FREE white paper for laboratory professionals that explains the key steps—and positive results—of strengthening the data service infrastructure of your clinical lab.
Scientists Use Thousands of Genetic Markers to Develop Risk Scores for Six Common Diseases: Findings May Have Implications for Clinical Laboratories
Study demonstrates how precision medicine is advancing because of new insights from the use and interpretation of whole-genome sequencing As part of the Genomic Medicine at Veterans Affairs Study (GenoVA), researchers from Harvard Medical School, Veterans Affairs...
By shifting away from fee-for-service, the state encouraged collaboration between hospitals and physicians to improve care and lower costs Maryland “leads the way” in value-based payment reform, according to a series of articles published in Health Affairs. “The...
Los Angeles Reaches $26 Million Settlement with Sameday Health and its Contract Doctor Over Alleged Phony COVID-19 Lab Test Results That Put Patients at Risk and Cost Insurers Millions
Company was accused of manipulating clinical laboratory reports from previous COVID-19 tests to forge new results, and sending “negative” test results to patients even though their tests had never been completed National COVID-19 testing chain Sameday Health (a.k.a.,...
Columbia University Researchers Say New High-Speed 3D Microscope Could Replace Traditional Biopsy, with Implications for Surgical Pathology
Columbia University’s MediSCAPE enables surgeons to examine tissue structures in vivo and a large-scale clinical trial is planned for later this year Scientists at Columbia University in New York City have developed a high-speed 3D microscope for diagnosis of cancers...
Balwani and Holmes’ Personal Relationship Takes Center Stage in Criminal Trial, Fueling Continued Public Interest in Theranos Fraud Saga
Even as Balwani’s trial moves ahead, Hulu’s miniseries ‘The Dropout’ chronicles the pair’s romance and the company’s downfall while providing controversial subject matter for various media outlets Unlike Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes’ criminal trial for fraud...
Researchers Develop ‘Smart’ Microneedle Adhesive Bandage System for Monitoring Sodium, Glucose, pH, and More
Platform could be next breakthrough in quest for painless technology to replace in-patient phlebotomy blood draws for many clinical laboratory tests In a proof-of-concept study, scientists from Israel and China have developed a “smart” microneedle adhesive bandage...
King’s College London Researchers Discover Causal Link between Blood Type and COVID-19 Severity; May Provide Clinical Laboratories with a Useful Diagnostic Insight
Findings are ‘a vital first step in discovering potentially valuable targets for development of new [COVID-19] treatments,’ noted co-first author of the study Researchers at King’s College London (KCL) have determined that levels of certain blood proteins specific to...
University of Washington Researchers Develop Home Blood Clotting Clinical Laboratory Test That Uses a Smartphone and a Single Drop of Blood
UW scientists believe their at-home test could help more people on anticoagulants monitor their clotting levels and avoid blood clots In a proof-of-concept study,researchers at the University of Washington (UW) are developing a new smartphone-based...
Millennial Clinical Laboratory Managers Went Digital with Their Networking at Last Week’s Executive War College
With Millennials soon to make up the majority of the medical laboratory workforce, it’s only natural that digital networking is gaining momentum at events like the Executive War College Attendees at last week’s Executive War College Conference on Laboratory and...
Adolescents with Specific Health Conditions Experience Accelerated Aging at Midlife, According to Published Study in New Zealand
Study shows that access to early childhood treatment could have lasting effects and prevent premature adult aging Researchers in New Zealand have found that people who experienced “daily smoking status, obesity, or a psychological disorder diagnosis” beginning early...
Executive War College 2022 – Audio Recordings$599.00
DARK DAILY Webinar: What Lab Leaders Need to Know: Data Security Agreements, Surprise Billing, EKRA, AKS, CURES Act, and More$195.00
SPECIAL REPORT: State of the Genetic Testing Marketplace$195.00
Webinar: Ransomware Protection & Response for Clinical Labs, Hospitals, and Pathology Groups
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