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...

Seattle’s Valley Medical Center says: “Quest Out, PACLAB In!”

Today in Renton, Washington, Valley Medical Center announced a new comprehensive contractual relationship involving medical laboratory services with PACLAB Network Laboratories of Bellevue, Washington. This is a significant development in the Greater Seattle market for several reasons. First, it means that Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) has lost another important hospital relationship in Greater Seattle, once again to PACLAB. It was back in December, 2003, when 244-bed Evergreen...
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