Part Two on Cost-Cutting Trend in Nation’s Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups: How Innovative Labs Are Responding to Falling Lab Test Prices

In today’s tough financial environment, medical laboratories with effective Lean and Six Sigma improvement programs are showing the best financial performance When Dark Daily wrote about how cost-cutting is now a major clinical laboratory industry trend last Wednesday, publication of that ebriefing triggered a flow of emails and commentary from readers far and wide. Pathologists and medical laboratory managers who read Dark Daily tell us that they are facing painful decisions about where to...

ISO 15189 Proves to Be a “Hot Topic” for Clinical Pathology Laboratories at Lab Quality Confab

Quality management systems (QMS) attracts plenty of attention on day one of this conference DATELINE: San Antonio, Texas—ISO 15189 Medical Laboratories was clearly a hot topic yesterday at the Fourth Annual Lab Quality Confab and Process Improvement Institute. Almost every session devoted to quality management systems (QMS) and ISO 15189 had a standing-room-only audience. Here in San Antonio, about 250 clinical laboratory managers and pathologists from several different countries have gathered...
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