New Point-of-Care Test and Monitor Devices Used by Chronically Ill Patients at Home

More sophistication and performance in new POCT and monitoring systems for home use Efforts to increase patient home self-testing and monitoring continue to pay off. Two new products for point-of-care (POC) health tests and patient home monitoring recently entered the marketplace. Both systems are devices that enable healthcare professionals to remotely monitor patients with chronic illnesses. Separately, UK-based The Jaltek Group and Sweden-based Ericsson each introduced wireless monitoring...

New Managed Care Contract Opportunity for Clinical Labs and Pathology Groups

As health insurers build patient-friendly web sites, they now want all the lab test data For laboratories wanting to contract with managed care plans, it will soon be “all about the data.” In upcoming contract renewal talks, expect health insurers to have a keen interest in working specifically with those clinical laboratories and pathology groups which can interface and electronically provide lab test data. Dark Daily is first to identify this important development. It creates an opportunity...

Tough Economic Times Motivate Clinical Laboratories to Cut Costs by Year End

Upcoming Lab Quality Confab features “world class” cost-cutting methods and experts Belt-tightening by clinical labs and pathology groups continues as the current economic recession approaches the end of its second full year. To generate additional cash, a significant number of labs report aggressive belt-tightening on the operations side of the business. This is particularly true of hospital and health system labs. Many have been asked by their administration to reduce spending below budgeted...

Latest Clinical Findings Shared at European Pathology Congress This Week

3,000 pathologists gather to hear just-published studies and learn about the newest assays DATELINE: FLORENCE, ITALY—As many as 3,000 pathologists from nations across the globe have gathered in Florence this week for the 22nd Annual European Congress of Pathology. Your Dark Daily Editor is here to give a presentation and learn about the most important new trends in pathology and laboratory medicine. This large conference offers a rich menu of topics and a multitude of speakers. As to be...
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