For Medical Laboratory Tests, PIVO Enables Healthcare Practitioners to Obtain Blood Samples from Hospital Patients without a Needle Stick

Because patient satisfaction continues to drive Medicare scoring, interest grows in technologies that reduce or remove pain from the patient’s experience, particularly when a phlebotomist draws blood for clinical laboratory testing Clinical laboratories know full well that patients do not like being stuck by needles. And hospital administrators know that increasing the hospital’s patient-satisfaction scores is important for Medicare hospital accreditation. This is why hospital administrators...

Comparative Effectiveness: It’s Here! It’s Now! And It’s Funded to the Tune of $1.1 Billion!

Effort will identify which clinical procedures actually benefit patients—and are cost-effective “Comparative effectiveness research (CER)” is likely to be one method that healthcare reformers use to establish reimbursement for different medical technologies and treatments. This will apply equally to clinical laboratory testing and pathology professional services as well as other medical procedures. There is a compelling reason why comparative effectiveness is likely to happen on this turn of...
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