Damo Consulting Survey Predicts Future Health Network Spending Will Primarily be on Improving EHRs; Could be Positive Development for Medical Laboratories

Survey shows healthcare providers plan to wait for AI and digital health technologies to mature before making major investments in them Clinical laboratories must develop strategies for connecting to their client doctors’ electronic health record (EHR) systems. Thus, a new survey that predicts most healthcare networks will continue to focus health information technology (HIT) spending on improving their EHRs—rather than investing in artificial intelligence (AI) and digital healthcare—provides...

Excessive $48,329 Charge for California Patient’s Outpatient Clinical Laboratory Testing Calls Attention to Chargemaster Rates and New CMS Price Transparency Rule

Studies show medical laboratories may be particularly hit by adjustments to hospital chargemasters as hospitals prepare to comply with Medicare’s New Transparency Rule Recently, Kaiser Health News (KHN) published a story about a $48,329 bill for allergy testing that cast a spotlight on hospital chargemaster rates just as healthcare providers are preparing to publish their prices online to comply with a new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule aimed at increasing pricing...

Technological Revolution in Hospital Design and Care Delivery Will Bring Changes for Clinical Pathologists and Medical Laboratories

High-tech hospitals of the future will ‘bring the healing to the patients’ with virtual consultations and remote diagnostic/monitoring services delivering added value to patient care Hospitals of the future may look nothing like the hospitals of today and those changes could have major implications for clinical pathologists and medical laboratory scientists. That’s according to Samuel Smits of Gupta Strategists, a consulting firm in the Netherlands that focuses on the four pillars of the...
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