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We are at a historic crossroads, both in healthcare and in laboratory medicine. We’re seeing a pace of change and transformation that’s unprecedented since World War II. Successful labs require awareness and a keen understanding
of the emerging healthcare marketplace.
Learn how your medical lab can survive the transition from volume- to value-based healthcare, by identifying opportunities to deliver recognized, unquestioned value to physicians, patients, parent hospitals, health systems and payers.
The Growing Role of Quality Management Systems In Clinical Laboratory Accreditation and Licensure
CLIA inspections are growing tougher every year. It’s the same story with Medicare accreditation of clinical laboratories. Requirements are tightening. Onsite lab inspections and assessments are becoming more rigorous.
Get a full understanding of how and why the use of a Quality Management System (QMS) is such a powerful way to put your laboratory at full compliance, ready for surprise inspections that result in a “no deficiency” outcome.
Some Hospitals Launch Concierge Care Clinics to Raise Revenue, Generating both Controversy and Opportunity for Medical Laboratories
Critics are quick to note that this creates a disparity in how patients access healthcare services Independent concierge care (AKA concierge medicine) is available to anyone willing to pay the additional costs, which are over and above any health insurance. In a...read more
KFF Study Finds HDHPs and Increased Cost-Sharing Requirements for Medical Services are Making Healthcare Increasingly Inaccessible to Consumers
Though ACA reforms may have slowed healthcare spending, rapidly increasing deductibles and cost sharing requirements have many experts questioning if patients can afford care at all, despite the increased availability of insurance coverage Much of the debate...read more
Researchers at Several Top Universities Unveil CRISPR-Based Diagnostics That Show Great Promise for Clinical Laboratories
Three innovative technologies utilizing CRISPR-Cas13, Cas12a, and Cas9 demonstrate how CRISPR might be used for more than gene editing, while highlighting potential to develop new diagnostics for both the medical laboratory and point-of-care (POC) testing markets...read more
What Makes US Healthcare So Expensive? It’s Price, Not Overutilization, Say Researchers at IHME and UCLA
Recent studies exploring the economics behind the high price of US healthcare independently point to the price of labor, goods, services, administrative costs, and pharmaceuticals as primary reason why the US spends almost twice as much as peer countries on healthcare...read more