Executive War College on Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Management Returns in November with Emphasis on New Clinical and Financial Opportunities
Following a nearly two-year disruption due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, pathologists and clinical laboratory professionals once again have an opportunity to gather and learn from each other It is good news that the daily number of new cases of COVID-19 continue declining here in the United States. That fact, and the growing number of vaccinations, […] The post Executive War College on Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Management Returns in November with Emphasis on New Clinical and Financial Opportunities appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Are Oncologists Liable for Pandemic-Related Treatment Delays? Are Oncologists Liable for Pandemic-Related Treatment Delays?
For the most part, concerns about malpractice liability because of delayed cancer diagnoses are unfounded, according to medical-legal experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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Digital diagnostics firm Cubismi tapped for Microsoft for Startups program
A new digital diagnostics and artificial intelligence (AI) firm, Cubismi, ha...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Oncology imaging errors are the most common cause of lawsuits Business models emerge for AI in medical imaging Taking care of logistics can reduce errors in emergency radiology Misdiagnosis is most common malpractice claim (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
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Stopping Marine Plastic Pollution: A Key IUCN Congress Goal
Plastic bags may remain intact for years in the marine environment. Plastic products certified to be industrially compostable are no solution for littering, as they do not degrade efficiently in the environment and continue to pose a threat to wildlife as they break down. Credit: Eleonora de Sabata / Clean Sea LIFEBy Guy DinmoreSt David’s, Wales, Jul 1 2021 (IPS) Documented images of albatross chicks and marine turtles dying slow deaths from eating plastic bags and other waste are being seared into our consciences. And yet our mass pollution of Earth’s seas and oceans, fuelled by single-use plastics and throw-a...
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Wrong-Site Surgery Doc Says He Can't Be Sued Wrong-Site Surgery Doc Says He Can't Be Sued
A surgeon is attempting an unusual malpractice defense, which will be challenged; unconscious beliefs about people of color raise liability risks; father of impaired baby seeks mega damages.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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What It Means to Be a Clinical Laboratory Whistleblower Outlined in Newly Released ‘Tell-All’ Book by Lab Executive Chris Riedel
Book provides detailed road map for clinical laboratory professionals who believe they have a valid case to file under the federal qui tam statute, as well as lab owners who want to understand what motivates whistleblowers and what practices to avoid Several high-profile whistleblower cases uncovering massive fraud have shocked the clinical laboratory industry over […] The post What It Means to Be a Clinical Laboratory Whistleblower Outlined in Newly Released ‘Tell-All’ Book by Lab Executive Chris Riedel appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Getting Paid for COVID-19 Test Claims: Ways for Clinical Laboratories to Make it Happen Faster While Avoiding Post-Payment Audits
Legal, regulatory, and payer experts outline steps that help medical laboratories better navigate federal and state regulatory guidelines, eliminate coding and billing missteps, and maximize reimbursements Even as daily COVID-19 test numbers continue to decrease, many clinical laboratories have substantial numbers of COVID-19 test claims that remain unpaid. Despite federal and state law requiring that […] The post Getting Paid for COVID-19 Test Claims: Ways for Clinical Laboratories to Make it Happen Faster While Avoiding Post-Payment Audits appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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MD Charged With Manslaughter Now Faces Malpractice Suit MD Charged With Manslaughter Now Faces Malpractice Suit
An Alabama neurosurgeon who was charged with manslaughter in the death of a medical student is now facing a malpractice suit alleging he performed the wrong brain surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
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Popular Science Review Finds Seven At-Home COVID-19 Antigen Tests ‘Easy to Use’ and ‘An Important Tool to Slow Spread of the Coronavirus’
Though clinical laboratory RT-PCR tests remain the ‘gold standard’ when diagnosing COVID-19, at-home antigen tests offer convenience and quick test results. But are they accurate? Less than six months after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the first ever emergency use authorization (EUA) for an over-the-counter SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test to Ellume for its […] The post Popular Science Review Finds Seven At-Home COVID-19 Antigen Tests ‘Easy to Use’ and ‘An Important Tool to Slow Spread of the Coronavirus’ appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Popular Science Review Finds Seven At-Home COVID-19 Antigen Tests ‘Easy to Use’ and ‘An Important Tool to Slow Spread of the Coronavirus’
The post Popular Science Review Finds Seven At-Home COVID-19 Antigen Tests ‘Easy to Use’ and ‘An Important Tool to Slow Spread of the Coronavirus’ appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Oncology imaging errors are the most common cause of lawsuits
Oncologic imaging represents 44% of radiology malpractice cases with diagnosti...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Could AI lower malpractice risk for physicians? Pa. man wins $11M award for MRI brain damage U.S. physicians use imaging as defensive medicine Misinterpreted CT scans leading cause of malpractice 4 steps for physicians to influence AI legal issues (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
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Survey: Many Mohs Surgeons Are Struggling on the Job Survey: Many Mohs Surgeons Are Struggling on the Job
Female Mohs surgeons were more likely to say that time at work, malpractice concerns, insurance reimbursement, and compensation structure negatively affected their well-being.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
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Repurposing Your Lab ’s Leftover COVID-19 Samples: Building New Revenue and Better Patient Outcomes Through Collaboration with Life Sciences
To address labs’ dire need for clean and reliable data, Dark Daily is pleased to offer this new FREE white paper for laboratory professionals that explains the key steps—and positive results—of strengthening the data service infrastructure of your clinical lab. The post Repurposing Your Lab’s Leftover COVID-19 Samples: Building New Revenue and Better Patient Outcomes Through Collaboration with Life Sciences appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Boston Globe Investigation Finds Many Boston Hospital CEOs Also Sit on Healthcare Company Boards
Cozy relationships between hospital chief executives and healthcare companies they do business with may raise ethical questions If hospital employees, including pathologists, wonder why their hospital uses a certain company’s products and services it may be because their Chief Executive Officer (CEO) sits on the Board of Directors of the same companies from which the […] The post Boston Globe Investigation Finds Many Boston Hospital CEOs Also Sit on Healthcare Company Boards appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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American Society for Clinical Pathology Website Was Hacked Last Year, Possibly Exposing Credit Card Information of Members and Online Shoppers
Thousands of pathologists and medical technologists may have had their private data stolen, though ASCP investigators did not confirm this as having happened For a “limited time period” in 2020, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) was the target of a cyberattack that “potentially exposed payment card data as it was being entered” on […] The post American Society for Clinical Pathology Website Was Hacked Last Year, Possibly Exposing Credit Card Information of Members and Online Shoppers appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Federal Prosecutors Signal That Accuracy of Theranos ’ Blood Tests Will Be Centerstage in August Fraud Trial
Pregnant former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes makes her first court appearance in 15 months as pre-trial maneuvering continues in court case involving clinical laboratory tests During pre-trial hearings for the August fraud trial of former Theranos CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, federal prosecutors signaled that the accuracy of Theranos’ blood tests will be center stage in their […] The post Federal Prosecutors Signal That Accuracy of Theranos’ Blood Tests Will Be Centerstage in August Fraud Trial appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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New Proposed Federal Rule Could Remove Requirement for Hospitals to Share Negotiated Medicare Advantage Rates with CMS
CMS says it is responding to hospitals’ plea for relief from burdensome reporting requirements, but not altering federal price transparency laws Despite federal price transparency law that went into effect January 1 after a year-long court battle, some hospitals continue to balk at sharing their payer-negotiated rates for healthcare goods and services—including medical laboratory testing—claiming […] The post New Proposed Federal Rule Could Remove Requirement for Hospitals to Share Negotiated Medicare Advantage Rates with CMS appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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3 ways radiology can improve patient 'handoffs'
Radiology "handoffs" -- that is, transitioning patients to other department...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIR: Stroke treatment training program improves outcomes Malpractice claim rate against U.S. physicians drops Taking care of logistics can reduce errors in emergency radiology 5 ways to create a culture of safety in radiology Improving radiation oncology safety is a continuous process (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
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Chris Cornell ’s Family Settles Malpractice Suit With His Former Doctor
The singer’s family maintained that Dr. Robert Koblin had over-prescribed and mismanaged his medication (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Hospital-based Clinical Laboratory Scientist is Suing Her Former Employer After Being Fired Due to Long-Haul COVID-19 Illness
Medical laboratory employee alleges healthcare system discriminated based on her medical condition, failed to accommodate her disability, then retaliated and created hostile working conditions What is a clinical laboratory’s obligation when an employee is infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and does not make a speedy recovery? Medical laboratory executives should ponder this question now that […] The post Hospital-based Clinical Laboratory Scientist is Suing Her Former Employer After Being Fired Due to Long-Haul COVID-19 Illness appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Cuomo, Lemon: NBC committed 'malpractice' by not showing knife
(Natural News) While doubling down during Thursday’s CNN Tonight handoff on their support for Officer Nicholas Reardon’s decision to shoot knife-wielding Ma’Khia Bryant, CNN hosts Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon blasted outlets like NBC who didn’t show the knife in Bryant’s hand while reporting on the shooting. The pair accused such outlets of “journalistic malpractice” because they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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ED and Urgent Care Medical Malpractice Claims 2001-15 ED and Urgent Care Medical Malpractice Claims 2001-15
A new review examines recent malpractice claims originating from emergency departments and urgent care centers. What are the common factors?Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
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Pew Charitable Trusts and CDC Find Hospitals Are Overusing Antibiotics, Set New Targets for Antibiotic Prescribing and Avoiding Antimicrobial Resistance
Clinical laboratories and microbiology tests provide key tools for physicians engaged in antibiotic stewardship programs One important and continuing trend in healthcare is the need for hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical providers to introduce effective antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs). The findings of a recent study on antibiotic stewardship emphasize the need for improvement and […] The post Pew Charitable Trusts and CDC Find Hospitals Are Overusing Antibiotics, Set New Targets for Antibiotic Prescribing and Avoiding Antimicrobial Resistance appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Covaxin production to increase 10 times by September: Harsh Vardhan
Highlighting the steps taken to fulfil the requirement of remdesivir, Vardhan in a tweet said, "Production being doubled to 74.1L per month by May; Express permission given to 20 manufacturing plants to increase production; Exports prohibited; Prices capped; Strict monitoring to curb any malpractice, hoarding and black marketing." (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
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Federal Government Study Shows EHR Interoperability at All Time High as 55% of Hospitals Report Robust Data Exchange
But information blocking remains a barrier to complete information exchange, creating ongoing issues for clinical laboratories and pathology groups Interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs) remains one the biggest challenges for clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups that must interface with the EHRs of their physician clients to enable electronic transmission of medical laboratory orders […] The post Federal Government Study Shows EHR Interoperability at All Time High as 55% of Hospitals Report Robust Data Exchange appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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AHA Expresses Opposition to Merger between UnitedHealth Group ’s OptumInsight and Change Healthcare, DOJ Agrees to Look into the $13B Deal
Clinical laboratory information would be part of a “massive” transfer of data that may affect medical decision-making ‘to the detriment of consumers and healthcare providers’ the AHA stated in a letter to the DOJ In yet another example of healthcare market concentration and consolidation where the big get bigger—sometimes at the expense of patients, physicians, […] The post AHA Expresses Opposition to Merger between UnitedHealth Group’s OptumInsight and Change Healthcare, DOJ Agrees to Look into the $13B Deal appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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OIG Report Indicates Fraudulent Upcoding at Hospitals is More Prevalent than Expected, Recommends More CMS Oversight and Auditing of Medicare Spending
Oddly, as upcoding severity levels have risen, reported higher-severity inpatient hospital stays have dropped, OIG reported Medicare upcoding fraud is a growing problem for the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Now, a report from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) suggests that the practice […] The post OIG Report Indicates Fraudulent Upcoding at Hospitals is More Prevalent than Expected, Recommends More CMS Oversight and Auditing of Medicare Spending appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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The fight to overcome vaccine hesitancy among African Americans
A tide of misinformation and centuries of medical malpractice have led to wariness around the Covid-19 jab (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
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Do Frequent Malpractice Offenders Often Get Away With It? Do Frequent Malpractice Offenders Often Get Away With It?
State boards asleep at the switch, report says; beauty doctor settles to save face; botched endoscopic procedure triggers big award.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Intellectual Property Cause of Death, Genocide
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Feb 9 2021 (IPS) Refusal to temporarily suspend several World Trade Organization (WTO) intellectual property (IP) provisions to enable much faster and broader progress in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic should be grounds for International Criminal Court prosecution for genocide. Jomo Kwame SundaramMaking life-saving vaccines, medicines and equipment available, freely or affordably, has been crucial for containing the spread of many infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV-AIDS, polio and smallpox. Jonas Salk, who developed the polio vaccine, insisted...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Drug Mistakes Can Cause Serious Harm Malpractice Case: Drug Mistakes Can Cause Serious Harm
This doctor failed to check the medicine he used during a surgery, resulting in severe injury to the patient. What should he have done differently?Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
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AI for image interpretation: Friend or foe to radiologists?
Will using artificial intelligence (AI) for image interpretation tasks hel...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI predicts cardiovascular risk on routine chest CT Utilization is the new innovation in healthcare enterprise AI Mirai AI model upgrades breast cancer risk assessment AI enhances performance of CT lung cancer screening Could AI lower malpractice risk for physicians?Comments: 2/4/2021 1:02:16 AMHospital-Rad Here we go again.   AI replacing rads.     2/4/2021 9:22:41 AMdrad123 AI or sci fi?   Maybe someday bots will continually scour the PACS.   Lets open up ...
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AI for image interpretation: Friend or foe to rads?
Will using artificial intelligence (AI) for image interpretation tasks hel...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI predicts cardiovascular risk on routine chest CT Utilization is the new innovation in healthcare enterprise AI Mirai AI model upgrades breast cancer risk assessment AI enhances performance of CT lung cancer screening Could AI lower malpractice risk for physicians?Comments: 2/4/2021 1:02:16 AMHospital-Rad Here we go again.   AI replacing rads.     2/4/2021 9:22:41 AMdrad123 AI or sci fi?   Maybe someday bots will continually scour the PACS.   Lets open up ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Utilization is the new innovation in healthcare enterprise AI
Enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) has shown tremendous promise in th...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA proposal to relax 510(k) rules on AI raises eyebrows FDA publishes action plan for medical AI software Could AI lower malpractice risk for physicians? 3 predictions for radiology AI in 2021 CMS approves payments for Viz.ai software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
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South Africa: Racist Malpractice Fuels Conspiracy Theories
[New Frame] Could the long history of racist medical malpractice, social media conspiracy theorists and big pharma profiteering threaten the success of South Africa's biggest vaccination programme? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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How Likely Are Malpractice Lawsuits From Treating COVID? How Likely Are Malpractice Lawsuits From Treating COVID?
Fear is high over the risk for coronavirus-related liability claims, but is the worry warranted? Legal experts break down the dangers and share what type of suits are possible.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
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Filing Suit for ‘Wrongful Life’
More Americans are writing end-of-life instructions as the pandemic renders such decisions less abstract. But are medical providers listening? (Source: NYT Health)
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Could AI lower malpractice risk for physicians?
Although some legal scholars believe that liability concerns could hinder adoption...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Operational applications drive AI adoption in radiology What issues are hindering AI's utility in radiology? 4 steps for physicians to influence AI legal issues Can imaging informatics professionals help with legal cases? Most malpractice suits resolved in radiologists' favor (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
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Potential jurors favor use of artificial intelligence in precision medicine
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Physicians who follow artificial intelligence (AI) advice may be considered less liable for medical malpractice than is commonly thought, according to a new study of potential jury candidates in the U.S. Published in the January issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM). The study provides the first data related to physicians' potential liability for using AI in personalized medicine, which can often deviate from standard care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
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Malpractice Case: Could an ECG Have Saved This Woman? Malpractice Case: Could an ECG Have Saved This Woman?
When it comes to symptoms of uncertain cause, it's important for physicians to use all tools at their disposal to make a diagnosis.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
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Critical Shortages of Supplies and Qualified Personnel During the COVID-19 Pandemic is Taking a Toll on the Nation ’s Clinical Laboratories says CAP
As demand for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus testing increases, leaders of the College of American Pathologists meet online to brainstorm possible solutions to the crisis In September, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) began its series of “virtual media briefings” given by leading pathologists and physicians at the forefront of COVID-19 testing which are designed to “offer […] The post Critical Shortages of Supplies and Qualified Personnel During the COVID-19 Pandemic is Taking a Toll on the Nation’s Clinical Laboratories says CAP appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Fueled by a History of Mistreatment, Black Americans Distrust the New COVID-19 Vaccines
When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes widely available to Americans, Brianna Clarke says she won’t be taking it. “I don’t trust the vaccine,” the 22-year-old says. “I think it’s too soon to have a vaccine.” Clarke, who lives in Willingboro, N.J., is among a significant number of Black Americans who are skeptical of the healthcare industry in general and, critically, the COVID-19 vaccines recently developed by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, more specifically. Over the past couple of weeks, the U.S. has averaged in the neighborhood of 200,000 new COVID-19 cases per d...
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Reporter Who Broke Theranos Scandal Maintains Disgraced Clinical Laboratory Testing Company Could Have Returned Funds to Defrauded Investors Instead of Fighting Lawsuits
Former CEO Elizabeth Holmes now awaits March 9 court date on federal fraud charges that include reporting false medical laboratory test results on some patients Clinical laboratory leaders have watched with keen interest the federal criminal proceedings against disgraced Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes, whose blood-testing company lost nearly $1 billion of investors’ […] The post Reporter Who Broke Theranos Scandal Maintains Disgraced Clinical Laboratory Testing Company Could Have Returned Funds to Defrauded Investors Instead of Fighting Lawsuits appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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FDA Authorizes First At-Home COVID-19 Antigen Tests, but Roadblocks Remain for “Fast-and-Frequent” Antigen Testing
Developers of medical laboratory tests had high hopes that cheap saliva-based tests would compete with at-home OTC tests that use nasal swabs, but skepticism among scientists continues Reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) technology has become the standard for clinical laboratory diagnostic testing used to detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. However, to enable more […] The post FDA Authorizes First At-Home COVID-19 Antigen Tests, but Roadblocks Remain for “Fast-and-Frequent” Antigen Testing appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Workplaces Must Screen Employees for COVID-19, Say Authorities in the US and Ontario, and This Trend Could Mean Big Business for Clinical Laboratories
As mandatory screenings for private industry workers increases, some states launch free COVID-19 testing for state employees, while engaging medical laboratories to provide such testing Amid the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, welcoming employees back to work is not as simple as opening the company’s doors. Businesses based in some areas of the US and Canada are being […] The post Workplaces Must Screen Employees for COVID-19, Say Authorities in the US and Ontario, and This Trend Could Mean Big Business for Clinical Laboratories appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Google DeepMind ’s AlphaFold Wins CASP14 Competition, Helps Solve Mystery of Protein Folding in a Discovery That Might be Used in New Medical Laboratory Tests
The AI protein-structure-prediction system may ‘revolutionize life sciences by enabling researchers to better understand disease,’ researchers say Genomics leaders watched with enthusiasm as artificial intelligence (AI) accelerated discoveries that led to new clinical laboratory diagnostic tests and advanced the evolution of personalized medicine. Now Google’s London-based DeepMind has taken that a quantum step further by […] The post Google DeepMind’s AlphaFold Wins CASP14 Competition, Helps Solve Mystery of Protein Folding in a Discovery That Might be Used in New Medical Laboratory Tests ap...
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Oak Street Health Opens Three Primary Care Clinics in Walmart Supercenters in Texas with Full Menu of Clinical Services
The clinics are part of a growing trend among large retailers to open full-service healthcare clinics where consumers seek out other goods and services Major retail chains continue to partner with local health systems and other healthcare companies to expand the range of primary care services delivered in their stores. The latest such collaboration is […] The post Oak Street Health Opens Three Primary Care Clinics in Walmart Supercenters in Texas with Full Menu of Clinical Services appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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2021 ForecastClinical Laboratories Use Automation to Expand Their Data Capabilities | And Strengthen Their Resilience to Respond Faster During a Pandemic and Beyond
To address labs’ dire need for clean and reliable data, Dark Daily is pleased to offer this new FREE white paper for laboratory professionals that explains the key steps—and positive results—of strengthening the data service infrastructure of your clinical lab. The post 2021 ForecastClinical Laboratories Use Automation to Expand Their Data Capabilities | And Strengthen Their Resilience to Respond Faster During a Pandemic and Beyond appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Immunocompromised Patients with COVID-19 May Remain Infectious for Much Longer than Previously Thought
Clinical laboratory professionals should note that one case study describes a COVID-positive cancer patient shedding infectious particles for five months, which is much longer than expected Just when researchers start believing they understand COVID-19 infections, something happens that reveals there is still more to learn. These additional findings are relevant for clinical laboratory managers and […] The post Immunocompromised Patients with COVID-19 May Remain Infectious for Much Longer than Previously Thought appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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