Putting Intelligence Into Business Intelligence: How innovative medical laboratories can combine analytics with medical laboratory information systems to improve lab operations, cut costs, and boost productivity



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AUSTIN, Texas (March 3, 2014) – As the Affordable Care Act is implemented and the country’s economic recovery remains sluggish, clinical diagnostic laboratories and pathology groups face a volatile and unpredictable financial and regulatory environment. Laboratories see downward pressure on reimbursement at both the government and payer levels, requiring labs to look for even more ways to increase efficiency and remain competitive.

Medical laboratories and pathology groups seeking tools to become more efficient and effective are increasingly looking at business intelligence software to provide a competitive edge. This technology allows laboratories to draw on the wealth of business, logistical and medical data inherent in their laboratory information systems (LIS), enabling them to more effectively make changes to improve workflow, increase efficiency, and identify, evaluate, and solve problems as they are occurring.

”As healthcare providers organize into accountable care organizations emphasizing the continuum of care, and as we see a subtle shift from fee-for-service reimbursement to fee-for-quality reimbursement strategies, there has been an increased emphasis on the value of health information technology and business intelligence software,” noted Robert L. Michel, Editor-in-Chief of DarkDaily.com and The Dark Report. “These analytics solutions ultimately lead to higher quality, making laboratories and pathology groups more reliable and cost-effective healthcare providers.”

The Dark Report is pleased to offer a recently published FREE White Paper, “Harnessing the Power of Real-Time Analytics to Achieve World Class Performance in Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups.” 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:

• Current trends in health care and the clinical laboratory testing marketplace

• The deficiencies in today’s generation of medical laboratory information systems

• How laboratory-focused business analytics can be applied to Lean quality processes

• Three in-depth case studies of how clinical laboratories are utilizing business software solutions to increase quality, improve workflow, and decrease turnaround times

Published by The Dark Report in conjunction with Visiun, Inc., a leading provider of performance analytics to the laboratory industry, this White Paper, “Harnessing the Power of Real-Time Analytics to Achieve World Class Performance in Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups” is available for free download as a PDF at http://darkdaily.com/white-papers/harnessing-the-power-of-real-time-analytics-to-achieve-world-class-performance-in-clinical-laboratories-and-pathology-groups-30314 . 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) and 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.