Microhospital Trend is Gathering Momentum and Could Provide Revenue to Independent Clinical Laboratories
Though they mostly receive medical laboratory services from their parent health networks, microhospitals may, nevertheless, need services from independent clinical laboratories as well For years, independent clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups have been adapting to healthcare networks undergoing changes based on increased demand for convenient, affordable medical services. One such innovation is the growing […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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More Big Companies Engage Health Networks Directly to Cover Their Employees ’ Healthcare: Should Medical Laboratories Be Talking to Self-Insuring Employers?
By negotiating directly with healthcare systems employers garner cost savings, while creating opportunities for clinical laboratories willing to be flexible about claims and reimbursement It’s a healthcare trend called “direct contracting” and it is the latest method that self-insuring employers are using to better manage the cost of their health benefits plan, while maintaining access […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Independent Clinical Laboratories in Maryland May Need to Step-up Outreach with Hospitals as New CMS Program Launches Jan. 1
Clinical laboratory leaders will want to pay close attention to a significant development in Maryland. The state’s All-Payer Medicare program—the nation’s only all-payer hospital rate regulation system—is broadening in scope to include outpatient services starting Jan. 1. The expanded program could impact independent medical laboratories, according to the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA), which told Dark […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Facing Increasing Pressure from an Evolving Regulatory Environment, Clinical Laboratories Need to be ‘Inspection Ready’ in 2019
Experts say medical laboratories must overcome staffing challenges and develop a culture of continual inspection readiness Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups will be entering 2019 facing not only financial upheaval from Medicare Part B fee cuts and narrowing payer networks, but also an increasingly rigorous and ever-evolving regulatory environment. Although the Clinical Laboratory Improvement […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Duke University Researchers Unveil New Method for Detecting Blood Doping in Athletes by Analyzing Changes in RNA in Red Blood Cells That Could Lead to Opportunities for Clinical Laboratories
Until now, blood doping by athletes to increase performance has been difficult to detect by organizations dedicated to doping-free sports Research into DNA and RNA keeps resulting in potential new opportunities for anatomic pathologists and clinical laboratories to conduct more precise testing. One recent example comes from Duke University (Duke) where researchers announced they’ve created […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Why It ’s Time for All Clinical Laboratories and Anatomic Pathology Groups to have a Genetic Testing and Gene Sequencing Strategy
As personalized medicine becomes more popular, clinical laboratories, and anatomic pathologists are uniquely positioned to use next-generation sequencing to advance their scope among regulators, insurers, providers and patients, while adding clinical value and generating a new revenue source By now, most clinical pathologists and medical laboratory scientists recognize that genetics, genetic testing, and gene sequencing […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Excessive $48,329 Charge for California Patient ’s Outpatient Clinical Laboratory Testing Calls Attention to Chargemaster Rates and New CMS Price Transparency Rule
Studies show medical laboratories may be particularly hit by adjustments to hospital chargemasters as hospitals prepare to comply with Medicare’s New Transparency Rule Recently, Kaiser Health News (KHN) published a story about a $48,329 bill for allergy testing that cast a spotlight on hospital chargemaster rates just as healthcare providers are preparing to publish their […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Innovations in Microsampling Blood Technology Mean More Patients Can Have Blood Tests at Home, and Clinical Laboratories May Advance Toward Precision Medicine Goals
Clinical laboratory leaders aiming for patient-centered care and precision medicine outcomes need to acknowledge that patients do not want to be in hospitals or travel to physician offices and patient care centers for blood tests. It can be inconvenient, sometimes costly, and often painful. That’s why disease management methods such as remote patient monitoring are […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Sorting through EHR Interoperability: A Modern Day Tower of Babel That Corrects Problems for Clinical Laboratories, Other Providers
Despite the widespread adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems and billions in government incentives, lack of interoperability still blocks potential benefits of digital health records, causing frustration among physicians, medical labs, and patients Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups understand the complexity of today’s electronic health record (EHR) systems. The ability to easily and […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Healthcare Mergers, Physician Consolidation, and Increased Healthcare Utilization Expected to Increase Medical Cost by 6% in 2019
PwC report indicates deal-making may generate long-term savings, but adds to higher medical costs as hospital systems dominate markets and drive up prices Consolidation of big hospital health networks combined with a loss of independent doctor practices has changed the healthcare landscape in recent years, and clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups have been directly […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Even Medicare Advisors Recognize the Trend to Treat Patients in Settings Other than Hospitals with New Recommendations to Congress
Shifts to new types of facilities where patients are treated provide clinical laboratories and pathology groups with new opportunities to add value to providers and patients Two important trends have serious implications for the nation’s traditional hospitals. One is the ongoing shift of patient care from inpatient settings to outpatient providers. The other trend is […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Stanford University Study Traces Hospital-Acquired Bloodstream Infections to Patients ’ Own Digestive Tract
New bioinformatic tool finds gut microbiota may be ‘potential reservoir of bloodstream pathogens’ suggesting patients’ own bodies can be source of infections Clinical laboratories in hospitals and health networks throughout the nation are collaborating in the priority effort to reduce deaths from sepsis and related blood infections. Now comes news that researchers at Stanford have […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Can Artificial Intelligence Diagnose Skin Cancers More Accurately than Anatomic Pathologists? Heidelberg University Researchers Say “Yes”
New study conducted by an international team of researchers suggests that artificial intelligence (AI) may be better than highly-trained humans at detecting certain skin cancers Artificial intelligence (AI) has been working its way into health technology for several years and, so far, AI tools have been a boon to physicians and health networks. Until now, […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Canadian Province Solves Biopsy Backlog by Adding Staff and Calling on Pathologists to Help with ‘Gross Examination’ Stage of Biopsy Tests
Physicians in Saskatchewan called for changes after wait times for anatomic pathology test results reached six weeks or more Anatomic pathologist and histopathologist shortages have plagued the single-payer healthcare systems in Canada and the United Kingdom (UK) in recent years. The consequence is increased wait times for physicians in both countries to receive medical laboratory […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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How DNA Databases Help Investigators Solve Crimes; Will Clinical Laboratories Be Asked to Help?
Studies show consumer genealogy databases are much broader than is generally known. If your cousins are in such a database, it’s likely you are too Recent news stories highlighted crime investigators who used the DNA data in consumer genetic genealogy databases to solve cold cases. Though not widely known, such uses of direct-to-consumer DNA databases […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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CRISPR-Cas9 DNA Editing Possibly Linked to Cancer, But CRISPR-Cas13d RNA Editing Could Offer New Avenues for Treatment
CRISPR-Cas9 connection to cancer prompts research to investigate different approaches to gene editing Dark Daily has covered CRISPR-Cas9 many times in previous e-briefings. Since its discovery, CRISPR, or Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, has been at the root of astonishing breakthroughs in genetic research. It appears to fulfill precision medicine goals for patients with […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Studies Show Potential for Google ’s AI Tools to Improve Pathologist Accuracy and Efficiency
Computer-assisted analysis using Google’s LYNA algorithm shows significant gains in speed required to analyze stained lymph node slides and sensitivity of micrometastases detection in two recent studies Anatomic pathologists understand the complexities of reviewing slides and samples for signs of cancer’s spread. Two studies involving a new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm from Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) claim […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Controversy Surrounding Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Paige.AI Highlights Risks of Data Sharing and Monetization in Anatomic Pathology
Patient privacy, ethics of monetizing not-for-profit data, and questions surrounding industry conflicts appear after the public announcement of an arrangement to grant exclusive access to academic pathology slides and samples Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups already serve as gatekeepers for a range of medical data used in patient treatments. Glass slides, paraffin-embedded tissue specimens, […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Shortage of Histopathologists in the United Kingdom Now Contributing to Record-Long Cancer-Treatment Waiting Times in England
Only 3% of histopathology departments that responded to the Royal College of Pathologists’ workforce census reported enough staff to meet clinical demand There is a chronic shortage of histopathologists in the United Kingdom (UK) and it is being blamed for cancer treatment waiting times that now reach the worst-ever levels, as National Health Service (NHS) […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Australia Struggles with Rollout of National Electronic Health Record System
900,000 Australians have opted out of the nation’s new digital electronic health record system due to privacy and security concerns plaguing the My Health Record database Countries around the world continue to attempt creating a single national electronic health record (EHR) system. And though billions have been spent, success remains elusive. Australia (AU) also has […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Future EHR Systems Could Impact Clinical Laboratories by Offering Cloud Services and Full Access to Patients on Mobile Devices
Future EHRs will focus on efficiency, machine learning, and cloud services—improving how physicians and medical laboratories interact with the systems to support precision medicine and streamlined workflows When the next generation of electronic health record (EHR) systems reaches the market, they will have advanced features that include cloud-based services and the ability to collect data […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Copay Accumulators Is a New Tactic in Struggle Between Payers and Pharma at Patients ’ Expense
Though patients get a big discount when paying for drugs, copay accumulators prohibit discounts from applying to plan deductibles, extending time it takes for enrollees to reach full plan coverage There’s a new insurance/payer industry tactic in town and Dark Daily thinks clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups should know about it. It’s called a […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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UK Study Reveals 535 New Genes Associated with High Blood Pressure; Could it Lead to a New Genetic Test Panel for Clinical Laboratories?
UK study shows how LDTs may one day enable physicians to identify patients genetically predisposed to chronic disease and prescribe lifestyle changes before medical treatment becomes necessary Could genetic predisposition lead to clinical laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) that enable physicians to assess patients’ risk for specific diseases years ahead of onset of symptoms? Could these LDTs […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Milliman Medical Index Predicts Families Will Spend More for Healthcare in 2018 Than Previous Years; Growth Trend Could Impact Clinical Laboratories Unprepared to Collect Fees at Time of Service
Employers and consumers continue to pay more for health benefits from one year to the next, continuing a trend that is not auspicious for clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups Most clinical laboratories don’t have the capability to collect payments from patients at time of service the same way patients pay doctors during office visits. […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Recently published White Paper reveals how the use of new microsampling blood collection methods provide reliable, economical collection, shipping and storage solutions
Many of the newer patient-centered technologies are those based on the concept of remote patient monitoring (RPM). RPM is proving so beneficial for patients and healthcare professionals, it has touched off a new wave of innovation—that of microsampling blood collection technology. Download the free White Paper More technicians, and the clinicians who rely upon them, […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Payer-Provider Partnerships Accelerating as Insurers and Healthcare Networks Look to Improve Care Quality and Reduce Costs
Shift from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement is fueling increase in joint ventures and co-branded insurance products, creating opportunities for nimble clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups As healthcare moves from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement, health insurers and providers are joining forces at a steadily increasing rate, with nearly three-quarters of partnered products in early 2018 […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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For Early-State Lung Cancer Detection, GRAIL ’s Experimental Clinical Laboratory Blood Screening Test Shows Promise
Silicon Valley startup is using gene sequencing to identify in the bloodstream free-floating genetic material shed by tumors There has been plenty of excitement about the new diagnostic technologies designed to identify circulating tumor cells in blood samples. Now, a well-funded Silicon Valley startup has developed a blood test that it says holds promise for […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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The Problems with Ancestry DNA Analyses
Diagnostic medical laboratories may sequence DNA genetic tests correctly, but there are issues with how companies analyze the information In 2017, some 12 million people paid to spit in a tube and have their genetic data analyzed, according to Technology Review. Many companies offer this type of DNA testing, and each of them works with […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Researchers Easily Reidentify Deidentified Patient Records with 95% Accuracy; Privacy Protection of Patient Test Records a Concern for Clinical Laboratories
Protecting patient privacy is of critical importance, and yet researchers reidentified data using only a few additional data points, casting doubt on the effectiveness of existing federally required data security methods and sharing protocols Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathologists know the data generated by their diagnostics and testing services constitute most of a patient’s personal […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Genetic Testing as Part of Primary Care and Precision Medicine is Underway at NorthShore University HealthSystem and Geisinger Health
Both health systems will use their EHRs to track genetic testing data and plan to bring genetic data to primary care physicians Clinical laboratories and pathology groups face a big challenge in how to get appropriate genetic and molecular data into electronic health record (EHR) systems in ways that are helpful for physicians. Precision medicine […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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New Cividis Colormap Could Enable Color Blind Surgical and Anatomic Pathologists to View Digital Pathology Images Normally
New dichromatic color scale developed by scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory could play a role in how slides are stained and how software color-codes digital pathology images in ways that make it easier for human eyes to recognize structures and features of interest Clinical laboratories, anatomic pathologists, and other specialized diagnostics providers play […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Broad Institute/Massachusetts General Hospital Researchers Develop Multi-Gene Test That Identifies Those at High Risk for Developing Heart Disease and Four Other Potentially Deadly Conditions
Next step is to design Web portal offering low-cost ‘polygenic risk score’ to people willing to upload genetic data received from DNA testing companies such as 23andMe Pathologists and other medical professionals have long predicted that multi-gene diagnostics tests which examine thousands of specific gene sequences might one day hold the key to assessing disease risk, […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Essenlix Builds Mobile Technology Device That Performs CBC Tests Attached to a Smartphone
New advancements in mHealth, though encroaching on testing traditionally performed at clinical laboratories, offer opportunity to expand testing to remote locations Mobile technology continues to impact clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups and is a major driver in precision medicine, as Dark Daily has reported. Most of the mobile-test development which incorporates smartphones as the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Human Cell Atlas Project to Identify and Catalog All Human Cell Types; Could Lead to New Diagnostic Tests for Precision Medicine and Anatomic Pathologists
Even in its early stages the Human Cell Atlas project is impacting the direction of research and development of RNA sequencing and other genetic tests No one knows exactly how many cell types exist in the human body. Though traditional texts place numbers in the hundreds, recent studies have found ranges from thousands to tens […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Nano-Optic Endoscope Offers Anatomic Pathologists, Medical Laboratories Higher Resolution and Precision Optical Imaging
New metalens technology from MGH and SEAS researchers gives greater endoscopic optical imaging resolution and sample detail for anatomic pathologists performing diagnostics Anatomic pathologists and clinical laboratories know that biopsy samples are necessary to diagnose many diseases. But, current endoscopic imaging techniques used by physicians sometimes fail to clearly visualize disease sites. Consequently, biopsies collected […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Innovative Clinical Laboratories of Hospitals and Health Systems Now Working to Standardize and Rationalize Lab Tests and Lab Services
It’s the next wave in the long-running trend of hospital laboratory consolidation, as the need to trim costs and support thriving medical laboratory outreach programs continues There’s an important new development in the hospital/health system sector of the clinical laboratory industry that continues the longstanding trend of consolidating multi-site lab operations. It is to rationalize […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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IBM ’s Watson Not Living Up to Hype, Wall Street Journal and Other Media Report; ‘Dr. Watson’ Has Yet to Show It Can Improve Patient Outcomes or Accurately Diagnose Cancer
Wall Street Journal reports IBM losing Watson-for-Oncology partners and clients, but scientists remain confident artificial intelligence will revolutionize diagnosis and treatment of disease What happens when a healthcare revolution is overhyped? Results fall short of expectations. That’s the diagnosis from the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and other media outlets five years after IBM marketed its […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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MEDACorp Survey of Hospital Administrators Shows Inpatient Care is Decreasing; Could Change From Where Clinical Laboratories Receive Orders
As inpatient care declines, outpatient care expands, signaling a shift from where physician orders for medical laboratory tests originate It’s a well-established fact that the year-over-year increase in the volume of outpatient procedures is consistently greater than 8%, while the annual growth in inpatient admissions is at or below 3%. Clinical laboratory managers and anatomic […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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CMS Finalizes Rule Rebranding ‘Meaningful Use’ Program to ‘Promoting Interoperability’
Ongoing federal regulatory push for EHR interoperability requires medical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups to have strategies for ensuring seamless interfaces with providers and hospitals What difference does a name make? Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups soon may know the answer to that question following the renaming of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Patients Who Post Negative Comments about Healthcare Experiences on Social Media Review Sites Are Being Sued by Physicians and Hospitals; Clinical Laboratories Might Be Similarly Vulnerable to Being Drawn into Lawsuits
Defamation, libel, harassment, and causing emotional distress are some of the charges patients who launched online negative review campaigns are defending themselves against in court Healthcare systems, surgeons, family practitioners, clinical laboratories, anatomic pathologists—none are immune to receiving negative online reviews from patients who believe they’ve been damaged by their caregivers. And these reviews can […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Leapfrog Group Report Shows Hospitals Failing to Eliminate Hospital-Acquired Infections; Medical Laboratories Can Help Providers ’ Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs
Contrary to CMS and Joint Commission programs implemented in 2017 to reduce them, incidents of hospital-acquired infections have risen for the past few years Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathologists know that hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) can be deadly, not just for patients, but for their caregivers and families as well. Even one HAI is too many. […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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FREE SPECIAL EDITION WHITE PAPER How to Create a Patient-centered Lab with Breakthrough Blood Collection Technology: Microsampling takes blood collection out of the clinic
Breakthrough methods in blood collection technology have the ability to expedite your lab’s move to patient-centered care, as well as answer the challenges of changing remote patient requirements. The Dark Report is pleased to offer this FREE White Paper, an ideal resource for those interested in new microsampling technology—what it is, how it works, and how it can transform your lab. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Administrative Costs Highest in US, According to NEJM and Health Affairs Studies; Reduction Efforts Will Impact Clinical Laboratories
Clinical laboratory test claims make up a substantial proportion of all claims filed each year. Thus, any effort to streamline or reform claims adjudication and administration in the US will alter how labs and pathologists conduct business Clinical laboratory managers and anatomic pathologists know how costly and complex the US healthcare system can be. However, […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Are Patients Becoming the New Payers? Analysis by TransUnion Suggests This Might Be the Case and the Implications for Clinical Laboratories Could Be Profound
Healthcare revenue cycle consultant Jonathan Wiik suggests healthcare providers must prepare their organizations for patients who need help paying increasing medical costs When patients cannot pay their bills, all of healthcare—including clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups—also struggle. And, according to experts, medical laboratories already complying with federal value-based payment programs and precision medicine directives […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Kalorama Report Analyzes Global EMR/EHR Market as Tech Giants Apple, Google, and Microsoft Prepare to Launch Their Own Offerings. Will This Alter Current Conditions for Clinical Laboratories and Pathologists?
While approaches differ between the three companies, heavy investment in EMR/EHR and other HIT solutions could signal significant changes ahead for a market currently dominated by only a few major developers If healthcare big data is truly a disruptive force in healthcare’s transformation, then a big battle looms for control of that data. Some experts […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Previously High-Flying Theranos Provides Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups with Valuable Lesson on How Quickly Consumer Trust Can Be Lost
Affected patients speak about emotional, financial, and medical costs of receiving inaccurate results from the startup’s faulty Edison ‘finger-stick’ blood draw testing device Healthcare consumers trust America’s clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups to provide accurate test results. When those test results are inaccurate, the loss of public trust can trigger a sharp decline in […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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‘Low-Value’ Medical Lab Tests and Other Overused Medical Procedures Led to $282-Million in ‘Wasted’ Healthcare Spending in Washington State in One Year, Washington Health Alliance Reports
Just eleven common tests and procedures blamed for 93% of low-value services and 89% of wasted spending Overuse of medical laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures has been a long-standing issue among pathologists and other healthcare providers. Now a Washington State healthcare watchdog organization has put a $282-million price tag on the cost of what it […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Recent Acquisitions by Roche Highlight the Importance of Structured Data and Concerns for Diagnostics Providers and Pathology Laboratories
Data generated by medical laboratories and diagnostic providers takes an increasing role in treatment and precision medicine and allows greater analysis of data and integration of data into the care process Most anatomic pathologists recognize that the unstructured data that makes up most pathology reports also represents a barrier to more sophisticated use of the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Some Bacteria Derail Weight Loss, Suggest Analysis of Individuals ’ Microbiomes; a Clinical Lab Test Could Help Millions Fight Obesity
CDC reports more than 93-million US adults are obese, and health issues related to obesity include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and cancers In recent years, the role of the human microbiome in weight loss or weight gain has been studied by different research groups. There is keen interest in this subject because of […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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Precision Medicine ’s Most Successful Innovators to Speak in Nashville, including Vanderbilt Univ. Med. Center, Illumina, Geisinger Health, Northwell Health
Genetic testing, gene sequencing done by clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups underpin how first-mover hospitals, health networks are improving patient outcomes In just a few weeks, an unprecedented gathering will bring together the nation’s most prominent first-mover health networks, hospitals, and companies operating programs that deliver precision medicine daily to patients in clinical care […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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