Academic Pathologists at the University of Minnesota Developing for Innovative Ways to Add Value for Patients Using Advanced Expertise in Clinical Pathology Test Services

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota is anticipating new clinical and operational needs of physicians practicing in ACOs and medical homes MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA—Academic pathology departments are facing a host of challenges as a direct result of the rapid pace of change happening today in the U.S. healthcare system. Some challenges are financial because of reduced funding. Other challenges are clinical or due to the formation of ACOs and similar types...

Vacancy Rates for MTs and Technical Staff in Medical Laboratories Continue to Climb

American Society of Clinical Pathology study cites better pay and lack of skills as main barriers to recruiting MTs, CLSs, and MLTs Staffing shortages of medical technologists (MT) continue to be a significant problem for clinical laboratories across America. Moreover, the vacancy rates of qualified clinical laboratory scientists required to properly staff medical laboratories are increasing. These findings were released recently by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). At the...
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