Clinical Lab Industry Should Prepare for Many Marketplace Changes, Predict Experts at Yesterday’s Executive War College

Labs are facing new threats as managed care plans cut reimbursement levels and new companies are coming between labs and their physician clients

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DATELINE: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA—It was a big opening for the 17th annual Executive War College (EWC) on Laboratory and Pathology Management yesterday. A record crowd of about 700 enthusiastic clinical laboratory managers and pathologists heard lab industry leaders predict a fast-changing future for the medical laboratory testing industry.

The editorial team from The Dark Report and Dark Daily are all here to cover the sessions and provide you with useful intelligence and insights about market trends and innovations in the management and operations of clinical laboratories. That was true of yesterday’s opening general session, followed by an afternoon of clinical laboratory management case studies.

Innovations in Clinical Pathology Laboratory Management at the 2011 Executive War College in New Orleans

Record crowd of pathologists and clinical laboratory managers hear from medical lab industry leaders

Dateline: New Orleans, Louisiana
—Here at the 16th annual Executive War College (EWC) on laboratory and pathology management, a crowd of record size has gathered to learn the latest trends in the clinical laboratory testing marketplace, and to hear about innovations and new management breakthroughs, as shared by top-performing medical laboratories.

As your Dark Daily editor, this is my first EWC. Readers of Dark Daily’s ebriefings ( know me from my articles on the website. I’ve learned much about clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups since joining The Dark Group last year. And though my editorial background includes a recent six-year stint as Editor of Health Management Technology magazine, I was nevertheless impressed by the depth of information being offered at EWC. It is why this is truly the “must attend” conference for lab managers and pathologists.