Clinical Pathology Laboratories Are Taking Steps to Better Integrate within Healthcare Continuum

Speakers at the Executive War College discuss how their laboratories are supporting integration in support of better information flows and clinical service enhancements As you read this, the second day of the 15th Annual Executive War College on Clinical and Pathology Laboratory Management is taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana. There is an enthusiastic crowd of pathologists, administrators, and lab managers in attendance. During the opening session yesterday morning, a common theme among...

Why Radiology Giants Siemens and General Electric Want to Integrate Imaging and In Vitro Diagnostics

During the past 12 months, Siemens and General Electric each invested several billion dollars to acquire in vitro diagnostic (IVD) companies. Snatched up by Siemens were Diagnostic Products Corp. and Bayer Diagnostics. General Electric has signed an agreement to purchase Abbott Laboratories Diagnostics in a deal expected to close within the next month. By acquiring major IVD companies, both Siemens and General Electric have sent an unmistakable message. It is their expectation that the future...
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