Cancer Researchers Use Astronomy Analysis Algorithms to Develop Platform for Locating and Examining Predictive Biomarkers in Tumors
Yet another example that technologies from non-medical fields continue to find their way into anatomic pathology and clinical laboratory medicine Anatomic pathologists and medical laboratory scientists may soon have new tools in the fight against cancer, thanks to researchers at the Mark Foundation Center for Advanced Genomics and Imaging at Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg-Kimmel […] The post Cancer Researchers Use Astronomy Analysis Algorithms to Develop Platform for Locating and Examining Predictive Biomarkers in Tumors appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Swiss Researchers Develop a Multi-omic Tumor Profiler to Inform Clinical Decision Support and Guide Precision Medicine Therapy for Cancer Patients
New biomarkers for cancer therapies derived from the research could usher in superior clinical laboratory diagnostics that identify a patient’s suitability for personalized drug therapies and treatments In another advancement toward accurate precision medicine, Swiss researchers from the University Hospitals of Zurich and Basel, ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich, and pharmaceutical company Roche have […] The post Swiss Researchers Develop a Multi-omic Tumor Profiler to Inform Clinical Decision Support and Guide Precision Medicine Therapy for Cancer Patients appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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US Department of Veterans Affairs ’ Million Veterans Program Receives Its 125,000th Whole Human Genome Sequence from Personalis Inc.
As many clinical laboratory scientists know, gene sequencing technology continues to become faster, more accurate, and less expensive per whole human genome sequenced In February, Dark Daily reported that Personalis, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSNL) had delivered its 100,000th whole human genome sequence to the US Department of Veterans Affairs Million Veterans Program (VA MVP). Now, the Menlo […] The post US Department of Veterans Affairs’ Million Veterans Program Receives Its 125,000th Whole Human Genome Sequence from Personalis Inc. appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Australian Company Launches At-Home Genetic Test in the US That Claims to Identify a Person ’s ‘Risk’ for Contracting the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus. But What Science Supports the Test’s Ability to Accurately Assess Risk?
Since all Americans have access to free COVID-19 vaccines, many pathologists and clinical lab managers will ask if this test is even necessary. Some experts say “maybe” Here’s another example of genetic test developers who are willing to push boundaries and sell a diagnostic test directly to consumers that has some diagnostic experts and pathologists […] The post Australian Company Launches At-Home Genetic Test in the US That Claims to Identify a Person’s ‘Risk’ for Contracting the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus. But What Science Supports the Test’s Ability to Accurately Assess Risk...
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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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Swedish Researchers Develop Urine Test That Can Identify Asthma Types and Their Severity, Potentially Leading to Improved Precision Medicine Diagnostics
The study ‘shows that measurement using a urine test provides improved accuracy relative to other measurement methods, for example certain kinds of blood tests,’ a KI news release states Researchers at the Karolinska Institute (KI) in Sweden have developed a non-invasive urine-based test that can identify what type of asthma a patient has and its […] The post Swedish Researchers Develop Urine Test That Can Identify Asthma Types and Their Severity, Potentially Leading to Improved Precision Medicine Diagnostics appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Penn Medicine Researchers Develop Fast, Accurate, Inexpensive COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Based on Electrochemical Technology
The rapid diagnostic test costs less than $5 per unit and can be adapted for other diseases, the developers say, which opens a slew of possibilities for clinical laboratories Just as the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus spurred deployment of new vaccine technology based on messenger RNA (mRNA), the COVID-19 pandemic also could prove to be a watershed […] The post Penn Medicine Researchers Develop Fast, Accurate, Inexpensive COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Based on Electrochemical Technology appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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American Robotics Gets FAA Approval to Operate First Fully Automated Drone for Commercial Use ‘Beyond Visual Line of Sight’ Bringing Unmanned Delivery of Medical Supplies and Clinical Laboratory Specimens a Step Closer to Reality
Boston-based American Robotics is approved to operate its Scout unmanned aircraft in rural areas and below a certain altitude, achieving a milestone that may allow the industry to ‘truly take off’ Routine drone delivery of clinical laboratory specimens and medical supplies moved a step closer to reality with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) green light […] The post American Robotics Gets FAA Approval to Operate First Fully Automated Drone for Commercial Use ‘Beyond Visual Line of Sight’ Bringing Unmanned Delivery of Medical Supplies and Clinical Laboratory Specimens a Step Cl...
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University of Utah and Sloan Kettering Institute Study Sheds Light on How the Body Recognizes “Good” from Bad Bacteria in the Microbiome
Researchers found that early in life intestinal microorganisms “educate” the thymus to develop T cells; findings could lead to improved immune system therapeutics and associated clinical laboratory tests Researchers at the University of Utah and the Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI)—the experimental research division of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York—have uncovered […] The post University of Utah and Sloan Kettering Institute Study Sheds Light on How the Body Recognizes “Good” from Bad Bacteria in the Microbiome appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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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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International Team of Genetic Researchers Claim to Have Successfully Mapped the Entire Human Genome
With 100% of the human genome mapped, new genetic diagnostic and disease screening tests may soon be available for clinical laboratories and pathology groups Utilizing technology developed by two different biotechnology/genetic sequencing companies, an international consortium of genetic scientists claim to have sequenced 100% of the entire human genome, “including the missing parts,” STAT reported. […] The post International Team of Genetic Researchers Claim to Have Successfully Mapped the Entire Human Genome appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Thailand Researchers Train Labrador Retrievers to Detect COVID-19 in Human Sweat
This is yet another example that dogs can be highly accurate screeners for disease. But are they ready to be included in clinical laboratory diagnostic tests? Thailand researchers have trained dogs to screen for COVID-19 infections in humans, despite the country’s “spicy and flavorful cuisine,” the AP reported. This is just the latest example of […] The post Thailand Researchers Train Labrador Retrievers to Detect COVID-19 in Human Sweat appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Thailand Researchers Train Labrador Retrievers to Detect COVID-19 in Human Sweat
This is yet another example that dogs can be highly accurate screeners for disease. But are they ready to be included in clinical laboratory diagnostic tests? Thailand researchers have trained dogs to screen for COVID-19 infections in humans, despite the countries “spicy and flavorful cuisine,” the AP reported. This is just the latest example of […] The post Thailand Researchers Train Labrador Retrievers to Detect COVID-19 in Human Sweat 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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International Study into Ancient Poop Yields Insight into the Human Microbiome, May Produce Useful Insights for Microbiologists
By analyzing ancient poop, researchers have discovered how much the human microbiome has changed over the past millennium, what may have brought about the change, and how those changes formed today’s human microbiome Two thousand year-old human poop has yielded new insights into the evolution of the microbial cells (microbiota) inhabiting today’s human gut—collectively known […] The post International Study into Ancient Poop Yields Insight into the Human Microbiome, May Produce Useful Insights for Microbiologists appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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ASCO Study Shows Cervical Cancer Cases Have Declined by More than 1% Per Year Over the Past 16 Years, Likely Due to HPV Screening and Vaccine
Some experts question the usefulness of Pap testing going forward. But how would cutting back on Pap testing affect clinical laboratory revenue and is it safe for cancer patients? Recently, a major medical society issued its findings that cervical cancer in the United States has been on a sustained decline for more than a decade […] The post ASCO Study Shows Cervical Cancer Cases Have Declined by More than 1% Per Year Over the Past 16 Years, Likely Due to HPV Screening and Vaccine appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Attention All Surgical Pathologists: Algorithms for Automated Primary Diagnosis of Digital Pathology Images Likely to Gain Regulatory Clearance in Near Future
Hello primary diagnosis of digital pathology images via artificial intelligence! Goodbye light microscopes! Digital pathology is poised to take a great leap forward. Within as few as 12 months, image analysis algorithms may gain regulatory clearance in the United States for use in primary diagnosis of whole-slide images (WSIs) for certain types of cancer. Such […] The post Attention All Surgical Pathologists: Algorithms for Automated Primary Diagnosis of Digital Pathology Images Likely to Gain Regulatory Clearance in Near Future appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Ransomware Attacks on Scripps Health, Universal, and Utah Pathology Services Show Hospitals and Health Systems Are Increasingly in the Crosshairs
Recent attacks illustrate how costly a security breach can be and why clinical laboratories and pathology groups must work to protect their information systems from ransomware attacks Recent ransomware attacks on Scripps Health, Universal Health Services, and Utah Pathology Services clearly illuminate the vulnerabilities within the healthcare industry to being targeted. These attacks left patients’ […] The post Ransomware Attacks on Scripps Health, Universal, and Utah Pathology Services Show Hospitals and Health Systems Are Increasingly in the Crosshairs appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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University of East Anglia Researchers Develop Non-Invasive Prostate Cancer Urine Test
The researchers believe their test ‘could reduce the number of unnecessary prostate cancer biopsies by 32%,’ UEA reported New diagnostic technologies may make it possible for men to provide a urine sample that can allow a clinical laboratory to not only accurately diagnose prostate cancer but also help determine whether it is an aggressive form […] The post University of East Anglia Researchers Develop Non-Invasive Prostate Cancer Urine Test appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Four International Pandemics That Occurred Prior to COVID-19
and Contributed to Increased Clinical Laboratory Testing to Aid in Managing the Outbreaks Since 1900, millions have died worldwide from previous viruses that were as deadly as SARS-CoV-2. But how much do pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists know about them? SARS-CoV-2 continues to infect populations worldwide. As […] The post Four International Pandemics That Occurred Prior to COVID-19 appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Nationally Acclaimed Forensic Pathologist Cyril Wecht, MD, JD, Pens Memoir Highlighting Personal Triumphs and Controversies
Outspoken Wecht wants readers to understand ‘the multifaceted challenges of the interface of law and medicine’ Pathologists will recognize the name of nationally-acclaimed forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht, MD, JD, who for more than a half-century has been at the center of many of the country’s highest-profile civil and criminal cases. Thus, Dark Daily readers will […] The post Nationally Acclaimed Forensic Pathologist Cyril Wecht, MD, JD, Pens Memoir Highlighting Personal Triumphs and Controversies 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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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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US Preventative Services Task Force Study Finds Evidence of Benefits to Vitamin D Screening in Asymptomatic Adults is ‘Inconclusive’
New USPSTF guidelines suggest reducing the volume of Vitamin D deficiency testing in the general population, which could reduce revenue for clinical laboratories From 2005 to 2011, the volume of clinical laboratory tests for Vitamin D soared nationally as more doctors tested more patients for Vitamin D deficiency. This became a major source of revenue […] The post US Preventative Services Task Force Study Finds Evidence of Benefits to Vitamin D Screening in Asymptomatic Adults is ‘Inconclusive’ appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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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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Irish Cancer Society Report Shows Patients May Wait Two Years or More for Genetic Cancer Test Results
Wait times blamed on the Irish National Health System’s ‘overstretched’ services and ‘under-resourced’ commitment to cancer genetic testing done by medical laboratories Histopathologists in the UK and anatomic pathologists in the US understand the important role predictive genetic testing can play in helping patients understand their risk for certain types of breast, bowel, and ovarian […] The post Irish Cancer Society Report Shows Patients May Wait Two Years or More for Genetic Cancer Test Results 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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Community Anatomic Pathology Groups Show Increased Interest in Adopting Digital Pathology and Whole-Slide Imaging, But Can They Do It on a Budget?
Acceptance of digital pathology and whole-slide imaging is now almost universal among academic health center pathology departments and the nation’s largest pathology companies Across the United States, many private practice anatomic pathology groups now recognize that digital pathology is the path forward for the entire profession. During the past decade, most academic pathology departments and […] The post Community Anatomic Pathology Groups Show Increased Interest in Adopting Digital Pathology and Whole-Slide Imaging, But Can They Do It on a Budget? 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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Gene Sequencing of COVID-19 Outbreak in Minnesota School System Guides Public Health Officials in Slowing Spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus
Data was used to create a transmission map that tracked the spread of infections among school athletes and helped public health officials determine where best to disrupt exposure Genomic sequencing played a major role in tracking a SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in a Minnesota school system. Understanding how and where the coronavirus was spreading helped local officials […] The post Gene Sequencing of COVID-19 Outbreak in Minnesota School System Guides Public Health Officials in Slowing Spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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South Korean Telecommunications Partner with Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Companies to Send Test Results to Consumers ’ Mobile Devices
As consumer demand increases for medical laboratory testing services that bypass the supervision of primary care doctors, clinical laboratories may be affected Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing organizations and telecommunications companies in South Korea are collaborating to help consumers stay informed of their health status by sending lab test results directly to their mobile devices without […] The post South Korean Telecommunications Partner with Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Companies to Send Test Results to Consumers’ Mobile Devices appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Medscape Report on Physician Salaries in 2020 Shows Pathologists at Middle in Pay, but Near Top in Job Satisfaction
Though pathology salaries rank 16th among 29 medical specialties, it is in the top 10 among specialties that attract women and respondents say that comes with a lot of paperwork Despite “hardships” brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, 18,000 physicians in more than 29 medical specialties who participated in Medscape’s 2021 Physician Compensation Report said […] The post Medscape Report on Physician Salaries in 2020 Shows Pathologists at Middle in Pay, but Near Top in Job Satisfaction appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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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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Walmart to Open 4,000 Healthcare ‘Supercenters’ by 2029 That Include ‘Comprehensive’ Clinical Laboratory Services
With the majority of Americans living just a few miles from a Walmart, how might independent clinical laboratories compete? Retail giant Walmart (NYSE:WMT) plans to install 4,000 primary care “supercenters” in stores by 2029 that will include clinical laboratory testing services. This is on top of the dozens of Walmart Health locations already in operation […] The post Walmart to Open 4,000 Healthcare ‘Supercenters’ by 2029 That Include ‘Comprehensive’ Clinical Laboratory Services appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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COVID-19 Pandemic Tied to Historically Low Influenza Cases, Leading to Uncertainty about Next Winter ’s Flu Vaccine
Clinical laboratories may see increase in flu and COVID-19 specimen processing as people return to pre-pandemic social behaviors, experts predict While SARS-CoV-2 infections continue to ravage many parts of the world, influenza (flu) cases in North America have hit a historic low. As winter approached last year, infectious disease experts warned of a “twindemic” in […] The post COVID-19 Pandemic Tied to Historically Low Influenza Cases, Leading to Uncertainty about Next Winter’s Flu Vaccine appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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FDA Grants CLIA Waiver Allowing First Test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea to Be Performed at the Point of Care
Federal regulators continue to recognize value of clinical laboratory testing in near-patient settings To help in the diagnosis and management of two sexually-transmitted diseases, another point-of-care diagnostic test will soon be available for use in physician’s offices, urgent care clinics, and other healthcare settings. The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it granted a […] The post FDA Grants CLIA Waiver Allowing First Test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea to Be Performed at the Point of Care appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Wall Street Journal Investigation Finds Computer Code on Hospitals ’ Websites That Prevents Prices from Being Shown by Internet Search Engines, Circumventing Federal Price Transparency Laws
In a letter, Congress urged the HHS Secretary to conduct “vigorous oversight and enforces full compliance with the final rule” Analysis of more than 3,100 hospital websites by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has found “hundreds” containing embedded code that prevents search engines from displaying the hospitals’ prices. This is contrary to the Hospital Price […] The post Wall Street Journal Investigation Finds Computer Code on Hospitals’ Websites That Prevents Prices from Being Shown by Internet Search Engines, Circumventing Federal Price Transparency Laws appeared first on Dark Dai...
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COVID-19 Surveillance Screening Program Used in Chicago School Systems Comes Under Scrutiny by Illinois Department of Public Health Following New York Times Article
Dozens of Chicago-area schools were reopened with the help of an $11 COVID-19 saliva test, but the qualifications of the clinical laboratory, and whether it complied with federal regulations, were called into question It was only a matter of time when newly-formed clinical laboratories—taking advantage of the federal government’s loosening of regulations to promote COVID-19 […] The post COVID-19 Surveillance Screening Program Used in Chicago School Systems Comes Under Scrutiny by Illinois Department of Public Health Following New York Times Article appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 23, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Kristen Noonan Tags: Clinical Laboratory/Pathology Automation, Analyzers, Testing Systems Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing News From Dark Daily anatomic pathology Chris McClain CLIA Clinical Laborat Source Type: news

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)
Source: Dark Daily - April 21, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Uncategorized Source Type: news