Startup Oscar Health Finds Big Partners in Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic and Nashville’s Humana Inc.

Two different deals aim to bring a new style of healthcare insurance to individuals and small businesses Designed to be a new model for health insurance, the much-watched Oscar Health (Oscar), founded in 2012, has just inked deals with both the Cleveland Clinic and Humana, Inc. What makes Oscar worth watching by pathologists and clinical laboratory managers is that the innovative insurer was founded and is run by Gen X and Gen Y (Millennial) executives. Oscar Health is billed by its Millennial...

Digital-Era Millennials Using New Tools to Select Doctors, Stay Informed, and Shop for Care, Including Selecting Clinical Pathology Laboratories

Medical laboratories can get ahead of the trend by developing processes for serving younger healthcare consumers in different ways Experts say that Millennials are rewriting the rules of healthcare. Rather than following in baby boomers’ footsteps, this new generation of young adults shops for healthcare in ways that may change the provider-patient relationship for all providers, including pathologists and medical laboratories. Also known as Gen Y, this generation interacts with healthcare...

Generational Differences Now Reshaping Physician Attitudes and Will Likely Affect Private Pathology Group Practices

One consequence of the difference in intergenerational attitudes of physicians is the trend to more employee physicians For the dominant generation working in healthcare today—the Baby Boomers—retirement looms. At the same time, however, the younger generation—particularly Generation X—is acquiring the experience and maturity needed to assume leadership roles. As these individuals move into senior executive and administrative positions, healthcare experts are predicting growing conflict over...

Why Gen X makes it Four Generations Now Working in Clinical Pathology Laboratories

Managing a multi-generation medical laboratory workforce is a daunting challenge Here’s a challenge that’s unique in the modern history of medical laboratory management and operations. There are now four different generations of workers employed in clinical laboratories and pathology groups around the nation! Experts tell us that each generation has a unique set of preferences, work ethics, and personal goals. Thus, a specific management initiative that typically motivates one generation may...

Dartmouth Researchers Say that Doctors Now Work Fewer Hours Than Lawyers

Trend may affect workforce needs of clinical pathology laboratories, according to JAMA study Doctors now work fewer hours than lawyers! This finding has serious implications for the healthcare industry in coming years. Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups  will want to understand how this trend might affect their service relationships with physicians. Researchers determined that—for the first time—doctors are working fewer hours than lawyers. They predict this trend could lead...
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