Last Chance to Save on Your 2012 Executive War College Registration

Don’t wait another day to register for the 17th Annual Executive War College on Lab and Pathology Management, because today, March 16th, is the last day you can save $100 on your early bird registration. And with seats filling up fast, you risk missing the opportunity to hear more than 80 leading experts on the new financial stresses that clinical labs and pathology groups can expect in 2012. This information-packed two-day event includes a full range of laboratory management and...

Innovative Clinical Pathology Laboratories Raise Analytical Test Quality with Lean and Process Improvement

Lab Quality Confab showcases the next paradigm shift for clinical laboratory QA/QC Can Lean, Six Sigma, and process improvement techniques measurably improve the quality of analytical test results produced by clinical pathology laboratories? A handful of innovative pathologists and laboratory scientists say the answer is “yes”! The outcomes from their pioneering efforts to deliberately attack and improve the quality of the analytical test results in their medical laboratories provide early...

The Joint Commission Promotes Master Black Belt as Director of the Center for Transforming Healthcare

Announcement is more evidence that hospitals and clinical pathology laboratories are adopting Lean and Six Sigma methods Guess which major healthcare organization is raising the profile of Lean and Six Sigma within its walls? It is The Joint Commission! The Joint Commission recently promoted an experienced master black belt to two key positions. Clinical laboratory managers and pathologists will be interested to learn that Alex Vandiver, MBB, was appointed to be Director of Business...

Digital Pathology to be Highlighted at This Year’s Annual Pathology Informatics Conference

Digital pathology is major trend in the clinical pathology laboratory industry Among the three dominant trends in anatomic pathology informatics, digital pathology is expected to be of the highest interest to the attendees at this year’s Pathology Informatics 2010 annual conference, which takes place in Boston on September 19-22. “More pathologists are paying attention to digital pathology because of the swift advances in the technology in recent years,” stated Bruce Friedman, Active Emeritus...

Performance-based Pathology Part A Agreements Are Win-Win with Hospitals

Pathologists find new Part A contract model creates added value for hospitals Now pathologists have a new approach to reverse the trend for hospitals and health systems to pay even less for Part A pathology professional services. Innovative pathologists are crafting what they call a “performance-based Part A Support” agreement that adds new value for the hospital, along with additional compensation for the pathologists. For pathologists, this is a major breakthrough in stabilizing and...
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