Trading in Medical Data: Is this a Headache Or An Opportunity for Pathologists and Clinical Laboratories

Legislation has been introduced that, if passed, would ensure health consumers have the opportunity to see and correct information held by data brokers When it comes to patient privacy, pathologists and clinical laboratory managers may be spending more time addressing a growing issue with the patient data their labs create and store. Third-party data brokers want to position themselves to collect healthcare data at the source so can they de-identify it and sell it to interested parties. Data...

Use of 20 Most-Prescribed Pharmaceuticals in 2009 Drive Increased Utilization of Clinical Pathology Laboratory Tests

Much medical laboratory testing done in support of cholesterol and cardiovascular management In many cases, a prescription for a therapeutic drug is the result of a medical laboratory test. Thus, pathologists and clinical laboratory managers might be interested in knowing which drugs topped the 2010 IMS Health Incorporated list for most-prescribed pharmaceuticals. Topping the list is the combo drug hydrocodone acetaminophen, which is primarily taken to control pain. This blended...
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