Leroy Hood’s Institute for Systems Biology Joining Forces with Providence Health & Services in a Partnership Aimed at Advancing Scientific Wellness

Hood predicts US healthcare spending will drop in the coming years as genome sequencing becomes routine for hospital patients and big data leads to advancements in disease prevention Systems biology is a field of scientific research that has the potential to provide plenty of new biomarkers that could be used by clinical laboratories to detect disease earlier and with more accuracy and to guide physicians on how to treat disease. Now comes news of a unique collaboration designed to use...

Cue’s Smartphone Device Intended to Give Consumers an Inexpensive Way to Perform Certain Medical Laboratory Tests at Home

Company says it will offer five diagnostic tests that are useful to the public and some of these tests are among the highest volume tests performed by clinical labs Heading to market is another device that works with a smartphone to provide consumers with a way to perform five popular medical laboratory tests. The product was developed by Cue, Inc., which describes itself as an entrepreneurial mobile diagnostics developer. Cue is an at-home lab test device targeted at consumers. It will be...

Modern Healthcare’s Top 10 Largest Health System Rankings also Reveal Nation’s Largest Hospital-Based Laboratories

These annual rankings show that the nation’s largest healthcare systems continue to grow in revenue and bed count When it comes to the nation’s largest healthcare systems, it is no surprise that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) tops the list, at least when ranked by annual revenue. That is the finding of a “Top 10” survey of healthcare systems recently published by Modern Healthcare magazine. This survey is useful to pathologists and clinical laboratory managers because these “Top...

PAML & Providence Health Announce Clinical Pathology Laboratory Joint Venture in California

Hospital lab—commercial medical laboratory collaboration will launch in San Fernando Valley Yesterday, Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML) announced a new clinical pathology laboratory joint venture (JV) that is likely to create a tough new laboratory competitor in Southern California. Spokane, Washington-based PAML and Renton, Washington-based Providence Health & Services will create a new medical laboratory services company to serve California’s San Fernando Valley and its...

Do or Die: Clinical Laboratories Must Invest to Build Up LIS-EMR Interfaces with Physicians’ Offices

Experts predict a surge in the number of physicians using electronic medical record systems By dangling as much as $20 billion in front of physicians to encourage their adoption of electronic medical record (EMR) systems during the next few years, Congress has created a new and expensive challenge for the nation’s clinical laboratories. That challenge is the need for every pathology laboratory to establish a high-function interface from its LIS to the office-based physician’s EMR. According to...
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