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Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups

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Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups

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Ochsner Becomes First Health System to Interface Apple’s HealthKit App to its Epic EHR; Will It Help Patient’s Monitor Their Medical Laboratory Test Results?

electronic health recordNew products are expected to radically change the wearable fitness device game by allowing physicians and patients and even pathologists to see the same data

If Apple Inc. can succeed with its latest wearable health device, experts predict that physicians may soon begin using it to monitor the health of their patients. This may be auspicious for pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists if physicians ask them to monitor that patient data and provide consultative support.

It was in September when Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) unveiled its new smartwatch. When combined with Apple’s HealthKit software platform, the Apple watch might well the most powerful wearable health-tracking device to hit the market yet. (more…)

How Clinical Pathology Laboratories Can Add Value to Physicians Practicing in the Medical Home Model

Rapid, RNA Probe-Based Multiplex Assay Can Help Doctors More Accurately Diagnose Vaginitis

New models for integrated healthcare, such as medical homes and accountable care organizations (ACO), are moving from concept to reality. This will create different ways for clinical pathology laboratories to add value to patient care.

One important attribute of these new integrated healthcare delivery vehicles is the greater emphasis given to primary care. Health policymakers want primary care physicians, OB/GYNs, and pediatricians to be more proactive in detecting and treating disease while encouraging the patient to more actively maintain optimal health.
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