Next Evolution of the World Class Clinical Laboratory: Using a Patient-Centric Business Model to Increase Efficiency and Revenue



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AUSTIN, Texas (September 24, 2013) – Medical laboratories face unprecedented business challenges today, driven by changes in market drivers, regulation and reimbursement. Those changes include evolving reimbursement models, a growing emphasis on the continuum of care, increased patient interaction, and the increasing demands of interoperability across numerous disparate information technology systems. Adaptation requires more than the tactical investment of organizational resources needed to address “Meaningful Use,” but must involve positioning themselves as patient-centric provides of healthcare information and data.

”There are both clinical service reasons and financial imperatives that require every clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology group to deploy effective laboratory informatics capabilities to support patient-centric care,” noted Robert L. Michel, Editor-in-Chief of and The Dark Report. “The new integrated care delivery models make it essential that clinical lab test data can move seamlessly across the continuum of care.”

The Dark Report is pleased to offer a recently published FREE White Paper, “Next Evolution of the World Class Clinical Laboratory: Using a Patient-Centric Business Model to Increase Efficiency and Revenue.” Published by The Dark Report and Dark Daily, it is available free to laboratory professionals as a PDF download.

Along with other topics, this FREE White Paper specifically addresses:

• The changing landscape for diagnostic providers

• The definition of a patient-centric approach to clinical diagnostics

• A description of the obstacles a clinical laboratory can overcome using a patient-centric business model

• A detailed work plan on how to become a patient-centric laboratory

• Practical examples of patient-centric benefits are explored, including the use of tools that enable consolidated billing, eligibility checking, and longitudinal reporting, as well as many other benefits.

The paper’s author is the Chief Strategy Officer of Atlas Medical,  a division of Atlas Development Corporation. Mr. Clymer holds a BS and Masters degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell, and an MBA from the Cornell Johnson School of Management, where he was a Knight Scholar. He has led Atlas’s efforts to provide medical laboratory solutions since 1995.

This White Paper, “Next Evolution of the World Class Clinical Laboratory: Using a Patient-Centric Business Model to Increase Efficiency and Revenue” is available for free download as a PDF at . It is part of the Dark Daily Resource Center, which has a growing library of White Papers and other information resources tailored specifically for the needs of laboratory administrators, lab managers, pathologists, and lab industry consultants.

For additional information, Contact: Ron Martin, 512-264-7103


Established in 1995, THE DARK REPORT  is the leading source of exclusive business intelligence for laboratory CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Pathologists and Senior industry executives. It is widely-read by leaders in laboratory medicine and diagnostics. The DARK REPORT produces the famous Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management (every spring, which showcases innovations by the nation’s and globe’s leading laboratory organizations. Dark Daily is an Internet-based e-briefing intelligence service, read worldwide by thought leaders in laboratory and pathology management. Other well-known conferences conducted by THE DARK REPORT are Lab Quality Confab (on the use of Lean and Six Sigma methods in labs and hospitals), Molecular Summit (on the integration of in vivo and in vitro diagnostics). THE DARK REPORT co-produces Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine annually in the United Kingdom; Executive Edge bi-annually in Canada; and The Business of Pathology bi-annually in Australia.