Cincinnati’s Health Alliance Dissolves, Was a Pioneer in Consolidation of Clinical Pathology Laboratory Testing

Its Laboratory Alliance Lab Outreach Business was Sold in 2003 Back in the mid-1990s, Cincinnati was the location for a multi-hospital clinical laboratory consolidation that was one of the first and biggest of its time. Now, all but one of the original organizing hospitals of The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati have gone their separate ways. The original goal was for the alliance to help its not-for-profit health members compete economically. Now this story may turn out to be a...

Healthcare Reform in the United States May Actually Increase Medical Tourism

More medical tourists may also contribute to further globalization of lab testing Medical tourism continues to be a force with the potential to exert significant influence on healthcare in the United States. For that reason, experts have weighed in recently on how efforts to reform healthcare may either inhibit or encourage growth in the number of Americans opting to become medical tourists. Just as medical tourism has the potential to be transformative to certain aspects of healthcare here in...
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