Hospitals Mine Clinical Data to Help Reduce Costs and Avoid Readmissions, Creating Opportunities for Clinical Laboratory Pathologists to Contribute to Improved Patient Outcomes

Medical laboratory test data is one cornerstone of this data mining activity and pathologists are well-positioned to take a more prominent role in helping clinicians use lab tests more effectively Data mining has arrived at many hospitals and health systems. The goal is to mine large quantities of clinical data to identify useful patterns that can guide clinicians to intervene with specific patients. This trend creates a big opportunity for pathology informaticians to step forward and...

Federal Prosecutors Get Guilty Pleas from Three Clinical Laboratory Executives in Two Different Anti-Kickback Cases, One in New Jersey and one in North Carolina

Former executives at two different clinical laboratories pleaded guilty in two separate cases of fraud, but physicians who accepted illegal payments have yet to be named or charged Three former executives at two clinical laboratory companies pleaded guilty recently in two separate cases of fraud brought by U.S. district attorneys in New Jersey and North Carolina. It remains uncommon for federal prosecutors to take aggressive enforcement action against medical laboratories and pathology...
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