Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems Are Here: Is Your Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Group Ready?

Modern Healthcare’s list of Top Ten Hospital EHR Vendors Has Insights for Lab Managers Published data indicates that about 90% of the nation’s hospitals have implemented an electronic health record (EHR) system. This remarkable statistic has direct implications for clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups, since typically 70% or more of a patient’s permanent health record is comprised of laboratory test data. However, the 90% EHR adoption rate among the...

Why Smart Medical Labs Are Collecting More Reimbursement during Today’s Tough Economy

Essential action area for clinical laboratory management and pathology management With the American economy in a tailspin, payers and patients want to delay or avoid payment for laboratory testing services. That is not good news for clinical labs and pathology groups. It means their billing and collection departments must perform at an even more productive level just to stay even! At the same time, during poor economic times, “cash is King!” Clinical laboratories and pathology...
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