Multi-Modality Diagnosis Is New Trend That Integrates Imaging and Lab Testing

Today Dark Daily wants to introduce you to the emerging medical discipline of “multi-modality diagnosis.” Advances in genetics and molecular technologies are actively breaking down the traditional scope of practice for several medical specialists. At ground zero in this new area of medicine are pathology and radiology. Multi-modality diagnosis can be defined in a simple manner. It is the use of several different types of clinical data-in an integrated fashion-to make a diagnosis....

Invivo and In Vitro Integration Unfolding at UCLA Laboratories

California is often a national leader for innovations in managed care contracting, as well as new approaches for delivering healthcare. So when your Dark Daily editor visited the laboratory at the UCLA Medical Center this week, he was quite curious about the ways in which clinical laboratory testing and anatomic pathology services are being used at this respected national academic center. For one thing, UCLA has recently moved into a brand new hospital building. The Ronald Reagan Medical...

New Use for Existing Lab Technology Wins UK Technology Award

Here’s another example of taking existing laboratory technology and applying it in a new way. A scientist at Queen’s University Belfast in the United Kingdom is using an existing technology to create what he describes as “intelligent molecules,” capable of identifying tags in human cells that could signal the presence of organisms common in an epidemic. They also could be use to track infections in a population and identify patients who would be vulnerable to certain...

Big Policy Shift on EMR and E-Health by American College of Physicians

It’s big news when the nation’s largest medical specialty organization shifts its policy on physician use of electronic medical record (EMR) systems and e-health services. The American College of Physicians (ACP), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, issued a new position paper. ACP says that physicians, patients, technology companies, and policymakers must collaborate to foster e-health activities and electronic communication among physicians and patients. ACP further states that...

Patient-Centric E-Health Envisioned by American College of Physicians

Patient-centric e-health services, including personal and electronic health records, remote monitoring of patients, electronic physician-patient communication, and patients seeking health information on-line, represent a new vision of healthcare’s future according to a recent position paper from the American College of Physicians (ACP), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ACP’s new position paper demonstrates how the physician community is recognizing the role integrated healthcare...
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