AccuWeather Asks: ‘Will COVID-19 Subside as Temperatures Climb?’ Some Pathology Experts Say Yes, Others Are Skeptical
AccuWeather interviewed experts, including pathologists who have analyzed the virus, who say SARS-CoV-2 is susceptible to heat, light, and humidity, while others study weather patterns for their predictions AccuWeather, as it watched the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, the...
Clinical Laboratories Should Be Aware of Potential Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the Coronavirus That Causes COVID-19
‘Aerosol and Surface Stability’ study shows that the virus can remain infectious in aerosol form for hours and on surfaces for days By now, clinical laboratory workers, microbiologists, and phlebotomists should be fully aware of the potential for transmission on...
Taiwan’s Containment of COVID-19 Outbreak Demonstrates Importance of Rapid Response, Including Fast Access to Clinical Laboratory Tests
By taking early measures to combat the spread, the country had a medical laboratory test for COVID-19 available as early as Jan. 24, and was able to focus medical laboratory testing on the most at-risk individuals With the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak...
CDC Ranks Two More Drug-Resistant Microbes as ‘Urgent Threat’ to Americans; Clinical Laboratories Are Advised to Increase Awareness of Antimicrobial Resistance
In a separate study, HHS finds a 40% increase in sepsis cases, as more patients succumb to infections without effective antibiotics and antimicrobial drugs Given the drastic steps being taken to slow the spread of the Coronavirus in America, it’s easy to forget that...
Advances in Gene Sequencing Technology Enable Scientists to Respond to the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak in Record Time with Medical Lab Tests, Therapies
Scientist described the speed at which SARS-CoV-2’s full sequence of genetic material was made public as ‘unprecedented’ and medical labs are rushing to validate tests for this new disease In the United States, headlines scream about the lack of testing for the novel...
Patient’s $25,865 Bill for Throat Culture and Blood Tests Puts Spotlight on Hidden Costs of Clinical Laboratory Tests
As CMS price transparency rules go into effect, and demand grows for publishing provider charges, consumers are becoming aware of how widely healthcare prices can vary With the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic saturating the news, it is easy to forget that clinical...
CMS Considers Using Artificial Intelligence to Battle Fraud; Medical Laboratories Must Ensure Billing Practices Comply with New Federal Affiliation Regulations
Physicians and clinical laboratories that do business with other healthcare providers who have been denied enrollment in Medicare or had their enrollment revoked are under increased scrutiny Efforts by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to crack down...
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Florida Hospital Utilizes Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence Platform to Reduce Clinical Variation in Its Healthcare, with Implications for Medical Laboratories
Pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists may find one hospital’s use of a machine-learning platform to help improve utilization of lab tests both an opportunity and a threat Variation in how individual physicians order, interpret, and act upon clinical...
New Value-Based Payment Model for Oncology Care Could Affect How Pathologists and Medical Laboratories Get Paid for Their Services
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is considering adding clinical laboratory services to bundled payments in its proposed Oncology Care First model Anatomic pathologists, surgical pathologists, and medical laboratories could find some of their services...
Machine Learning System Catches Two-Thirds More Prescription Medication Errors than Existing Clinical Decision Support Systems at Two Major Hospitals
Researchers find a savings of more than one million dollars and prevention of hundreds, if not thousands, of adverse drug events could have been had with machine learning system Support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in healthcare has been...
Employers Can Save Money by Adopting Self-funded Healthcare Models, and Clinical Laboratories Have Opportunities to Support These Plans
By negotiating directly with healthcare providers, employers cut health insurers out of the loop, at least for certain specified healthcare conditions and surgeries It’s a new trend in how employers provide healthcare benefits for their employees. In order to save...
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Medical Laboratories Need to Prepare as Public Health Officials Deal with Latest Coronavirus Outbreak
The CDC has developed a test kit, but deployment to public health laboratories has been delayed by a manufacturing defect Medical laboratories are on the diagnostic front lines of efforts in the US to contain the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus...
This is an opportunity for top-producing sales reps from medical laboratories, anatomic pathology groups, and lab vendors to achieve national recognition at the upcoming Executive War College Nominations are now open for The Dark Report’s 5th Annual National Lab Sales...
Kaiser Health News and Fortune Investigation into EHRs Finds Medical Errors and Millions of Dollars in Federal Subsidies Inappropriately Released
Lawsuits filed by whistleblowers, doctors, and hospitals allege EHR software used by hospitals, clinical laboratories, and medical offices may ‘pose danger to patients’ Where have all the federal incentives for meaningful use of health information technology (HIT)...
Outpatient Visits to Hospitals Decline Year-to-Year for First Time in 35 Years, Affecting Clinical Laboratories and Other In-hospital Services
Non-hospital-owned ambulatory care providers continue to take revenue from hospitals, as more patients choose urgent care centers and other options over emergency rooms Thanks to the popularity of urgent care clinics and other non-hospital-based ambulatory care...
XPRIZE Founder Diamandis Predicts Tech Giants Amazon, Apple, and Google Will Be Doctors of The Future
Strategists agree that big tech is disrupting healthcare, so how will clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups serve virtual healthcare customers? Visionary XPRIZE founder Peter Diamandis, MD, sees big tech as “the doctor of the future.” In an interview...
Referral-kickback and bribery schemes that included medical laboratory tests bilked private insurers and government health plans out of $150 million over six-year period Andrew Hillman, former co-owner of Next Health LLC, a network of drug and genetic-testing...
Data from Basket Studies Help Anatomic Pathologists Better Understand Effectiveness of Oncology Drugs
Pathologists can be paid for their role in identifying and recruiting patients for basket studies and reporting results of medical laboratory tests Anatomic pathologists who biopsy, report, and diagnosis cancer will benefit from a better understanding of basket...
Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Create 3D Map of Mouse Genome to Study How Genes Respond to Disease
The scientist also employed machine learning “to gauge how easily accessible genes are for transcription” in research that could lead to new clinical laboratory diagnostic tests Anatomic pathologists and clinical laboratories are of course familiar with the biological...
Ohio Healthcare Network Serving Amish and Anabaptist Communities Could Provide Blueprint for Hospital Price Transparency
This rural health system has nearly a decade of experience offering cash-only package pricing for medical services including, most recently, inpatient stays While healthcare networks and hospital organizations nationwide argued over pricing transparency, Pomerene...
AdventHealth Gives 10,000 Floridians Free Genetic Tests, Sees Genomics as the Future of Precision Medicine
Many other healthcare systems also are partnering with private genetic testing companies to pursue research that drive precision medicine goals It is certainly unusual when a major health network announces that it will give away free genetic tests to 10,000 of its...
Retail Chain Pharmacies Add CLIA-Waived Point-of-Care Blood Testing and Other Preventive Health Services to Their In-store Offerings
Independent clinical laboratories may continue to see their customer numbers drop as more consumers choose healthcare delivered in non-traditional locations More clinical laboratory companies are offering testing in non-traditional locations with non-traditional...
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