Apple Updates Its Mobile Health Apps, While Microsoft Shifts Its Focus to Artificial Intelligence. Both Will Transform Healthcare, But Which Will Impact Clinical Laboratories the Most?

While Apple recently debuted features to bring personal health records and protected health information to its mobile devices, Microsoft shuttered HealthVault in favor of focusing on AI-powered healthcare advances As clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups know, lab testing data comprise more than 70% of the average patient’s health record. Thus, creating a universal platform on which consumers can share or review health information and medical histories with caregivers is a...

Concierge Medicine Trend Continues and Creates New Clients for Clinical Pathology Laboratories

MDVIP and similar concierge medicine companies are attracting patients willing to pay for improved access to physicians Concern about healthcare reforms and lower reimbursement are motivating ever more physicians to consider practicing concierge medicine. This is a practice model where the patient will pay the physician an annual retainer in return for greater access and more personal attention from the physician. Pathologists and clinical laboratory managers may be surprised to learn that the...
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