Laboratory Automation One Solution to Workforce Shortages in Clinical Pathology Laboratories

Gap between supply and demand for Medical Laboratory Technologists (MT) encourages greater use of laboratory automation If there is a Sword of Damocles hanging over the heads of pathologists and clinical laboratory managers, it is the largest workforce shortage in the history of the medical laboratory industry. For 2011 and beyond, demand for skilled medical technologists (MT) and clinical laboratory scientists (CLS) will far outstrip supply. Today, many hospital and health system laboratories...

There Ain’t No Such Thing as a Free Lunch (TANSTAAFL): Quality Costs Money

Wall Street has yet to grasp this essential truth of laboratory medicine-lab test quality comes with its own price tag At this moment in time, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated’s  (NYSE:DGX) advertised value proposition to other labs—”industry-leading quality and technical proficiency”—has diminished credibility with pathologists and lab industry executives. They are questioning how the nation’s largest lab company could allow systemic errors that caused it to report...

Quest Diagnostics Makes “Five Dumbest Things on Wall Street” List

It may have been adding insult to injury when Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) made the “Five Dumbest Things on Wall Street: Jan. 9” list. After all, this recognition came just hours after the New York Times hit the street with its reporting of Quest’s acknowledgement of inaccurate Vitamin D test results, which itself was based on The Dark Report’s  coverage of Quest’s problems that had become public the previous week. “Five Dumbest Things on Wall...
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