Las Vegas Clinical Laboratory UMC Prioritizes STAT Runs, Streamlines Through Consolidation

By automating clinical chemistry and immunoassay testing, clinical laboratory leaders can improve throughput while reducing the stress on staff, laboratory expert says The American Society for Clinical Pathology regularly conducts a vacancy survey of medical laboratories throughout the US. While the problem of lab department vacancy rates has been ongoing, the last survey reported showed increased rates for laboratory positions across all departments surveyed. Last year, burnout among...

Theranos Whistleblower Tyler Shultz Celebrates Former CEO Elizabeth Holmes’ Guilty Verdict by Popping Champagne with Family Members

As a Theranos insider and whistleblower, Tyler Schultz was able to provide information about the ongoing failures in medical laboratory testing at the once-high-flying Theranos to regulators and at least one journalist What’s it like to be a whistleblower in a high-profile clinical laboratory? Few clinical laboratory workers will ever know. But former Theranos employee Tyler Shultz does know, after helping to expose the Silicon Valley blood-testing startup’s deceptions. The 31-year-old Shultz...

Two Important Aspects for Clinical Laboratories to Consider Following Elizabeth Holmes’ Conviction

The Theranos trial brought plenty of media attention, but beneath the hype, laboratory managers have lessons to ponder Editor’s note: This is a special edition of Dark Daily brought to you by The Dark Report. The conviction of disgraced Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes brings a close to one of the most infamous healthcare and high-tech trials ever. But the high-profile case should not camouflage critical, everyday lessons for clinical laboratories. Holmes was found guilty on...

UK Clinical Laboratory Operations Suspended Following Reports of 43,000 False Negative COVID-19 PCR Test Results Over Five-Week Span

Medical laboratory company’s patients in Southwest England previously had tested positive for COVID-19 on a Lateral Flow Device If providing accurate test results is key to maintaining trust with healthcare consumers, a private COVID-19 testing laboratory in the United Kingdom (UK) may have permanently damaged its reputation after reporting an estimated 43,000 false negative COVID-19 RT-PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test results over a five-week span between September 8, 2021, and October...

New Directions for Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups: Executive War College Presents Roadmaps for Success after COVID-19

Self-insured and campus health markets are contract opportunities for small and midsize clinical laboratories through investment in data infrastructure and management Clinical laboratory and pathology group managers do not often hear that they have an opportunity to be paid “handsomely.” However, it appears that there is a clear path to such rewards, according to Kristine Bordenave, MD, FACP, a strategic consultant in precision medicine, population health, Medicare compliance, and cost...

Executive War College: Efficient Data Structure Can Bring in More Reimbursement Dollars and Allow Clinical Laboratories to Sell Aggregated Information

Speakers at this week’s Executive War College in San Antonio explained that the way records are collected and stored plays a large part in the long-term usefulness of clinical laboratory data Data structure as a term may not flow off the lips of clinical laboratory and pathology laboratory managers, but it should be top-of-mind. Well-structured data improves reimbursements and, in aggregated form, can be an enticing avenue to partnerships with outside parties. Data structure refers to the...
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