From Micro-hospitals to Mobile ERs: New Models of Healthcare Create Challenges and Opportunities for Pathologists and Medical Laboratories

New low-cost alternatives to emergency department and hospital visits could require flexibility from pathology groups and clinical laboratories to provide the best quality care In response to the rising cost of conventional hospital services, innovative healthcare models such as micro-hospitals, bedless hospitals, and mobile and freestanding emergency rooms (ERs), are attempting to lower costs while maintaining quality of care by providing alternatives to traditional ER visits and hospital...

Health Kiosk Offers Consumers Self-Serve Health Screenings, Preventative Health Help, and Information on Health Plans and Obamacare

SoloHealth Stations are in 3,200 retail stores nationwide and growing  There’s a hot new consumer health product working its way into pharmacies across the nation. Say goodbye to the ubiquitous self-serve blood pressure stations found next to the pharmacy counter. Say hello to the next generation of consumer self-serve health kiosks. This trend may open a door for innovative clinical laboratories to add their service offerings to the kiosks in their communities. One example of the fast...

Consumers Now Use Medical Cost Websites to Price Shop for Clinical Pathology Laboratory Tests and Other Medical Procedures

Before consumers visit a clinical laboratory, they can now check the “fair” price of medical laboratory tests. New websites have sprung up that make it easy for consumers to find what experts consider to be fair market prices for each type of lab test, as well as for other medical procedures and healthcare services.

Digital Pathology White Paper: Pathology Innovators Use Web 2.0 to Boost Productivity and Create Clinical Value

This white paper has expired. Contact us for more information at info@darkreport.com   The time to embrace Web 2.0 technologies is now!  While Web 1.0 users simply visited a Web page, Web 2.0 allows users to interact online via blogging, message boards or social networking profiles such as Facebook or to use Web 2.0 tools specifically designed for medical use. Web 2.0 capabilities are taking advantage of digital pathology and reaping great benefits from it. Instead of having to pack and ship...

New Study of How Digital Pathology Enabled by Web 2.0 Functions Boosts Productivity and Adds Clinical Value

PRESS RELEASE The Dark Report 21806 Briarcliff Dr. Spicewood, Texas 78669 512-264-7103 o 512-264-0969 f FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ron Matin rbmartin@darkreport.com New Study of How Digital Pathology Enabled by Web 2.0 Functions Boosts Productivity and Adds Clinical Value AUSTIN, Texas (January 14, 2010) — Pathologists using digital scanning and digital pathology systems can now utilize latest-generation Web 2.0 functionality to enhance productivity and increase compensation. That’s...