Healthcare Experts Say Consumers Are Ready for Self-Test Flu Kits, But Are Physicians and Clinical Laboratories Ready to Let That Cat Out of the Bag?          
Clinical laboratories could play a key role in helping users collect their samples correctly, interpret results, and transfer flu test data to their health records Clinical laboratories may have another opportunity to provide service to their clients and the physicians who treat them. With the success of at-home COVID-19 testing, consumer demand for self-tests is […] The post <strong>Healthcare Experts Say Consumers Are Ready for Self-Test Flu Kits, But Are Physicians and Clinical Laboratories Ready to Let That Cat Out of the Bag?     </strong> appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Federal EKRA Law Continues to Cause Uncertainty in Clinical Laboratory Sales Compliance
Healthcare attorneys advise medical laboratory leaders to ensure staff understand difference between EKRA and other federal fraud laws, such as the Anti-kickback Statute More than four years have passed since Congress passed the law and yet the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018 (EKRA) continues to cause anxiety and confusion. In particular are the […] The post <strong>Federal EKRA Law Continues to Cause Uncertainty in Clinical Laboratory Sales Compliance</strong> appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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High School Students in Upstate New York Learn 60 Critical Medical Laboratory Skills
Program launched by a Rochester-area technical center is intended to provide early study for students interested in a career in clinical laboratory medicine Acute shortages of clinical laboratory staff across all types of skills is one of the big stories of this new year. It is also triggering unconventional approaches to reach students in high […] The post <strong>High School Students in Upstate New York Learn 60 Critical Medical Laboratory Skills</strong> appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Healthcare Experts See Links Between COVID-19 and RSV as Tripledemic Pressures Ease on Hospitals and Clinical Laboratories
Some medical experts suggest an ‘immunity gap’ related to COVID-19 mitigation measures, while others point to alternative theories Surge in fall/winter SARS-CoV-2, influenza (flu), and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) hospitalizations and ensuing clinical laboratory test referrals—dubbed by some public health experts as a “tripledemic”—appear to have eased in the US, according to stats from the […] The post <strong>Healthcare Experts See Links Between COVID-19 and RSV as Tripledemic Pressures Ease on Hospitals and Clinical Laboratories</strong> appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Interest in Purchasing/Performing At-home Medical Tests Grows Among Older Adults, according to University of Michigan Poll
As clinical laboratory self-testing expands, sharing of test results with healthcare providers becomes even more essential to optimize health outcomes Survey data collected by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) indicates that consumer interest in direct-to-consumer (DTC) medical self-testing is growing. In fact, DTC testing appears to be more popular […] The post <strong>Interest in Purchasing/Performing At-home Medical Tests Grows Among Older Adults, according to University of Michigan Poll</strong> appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Study Comparing Data from Hospitals and Insurers Finds Major Hospitals Still Not Complying with Price Transparency Law
But insurers are complying under the Transparency in Coverage regulations and that is where discrepancies in the disclosure of prices to the public have been found Despite federal regulations requiring hospitals to publicly post their prices in advance of patient services, some large health systems still do not follow the law. That’s according to a […] The post <strong>Study Comparing Data from Hospitals and Insurers Finds Major Hospitals Still Not Complying with Price Transparency Law</strong> appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Pathology Leader Explains Growing Role of Pathologists ’ Assistants in Exclusive Interview
Though burnout due to COVID-19 pandemic plays a role, the future is bright for pathology assistants Anatomic pathology laboratories are expanding the role of Pathologist Assistants (PathAs) beyond the traditional duties. What does that mean for the future of this critical position? In an article she penned for the College of American Pathologists (CAP), certified […] The post <strong>Pathology Leader Explains Growing Role of Pathologists’ Assistants in Exclusive Interview</strong> appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Dr. Risch Laboratory Group in Switzerland Partners with Drone Company to Deliver Medical Laboratory Specimens in a Unique Way
Clinical laboratories continue to test sample delivery by drone as a viable alternative to ground transport In Switzerland, another clinical laboratory drone delivery service recently launched and it has several unique capabilities. This new pilot project to test the delivery of medical laboratory samples by UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle, aka drone) is being conducted by […] The post <strong>Dr. Risch Laboratory Group in Switzerland Partners with Drone Company to Deliver Medical Laboratory Specimens in a Unique Way</strong> appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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US National Institutes of Health All-of-Us Research Program Delivering Genetic Test Results and Personalized Disease Risk Assessments to 155,000 Study Participants
NIH program could lead to new diagnostic biomarkers for clinical laboratory tests across a more diverse segment of US population In another milestone in the US National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) plan to gather diverse genetic information from one million US citizens and then use that data to inform clinical care in ways consistent with […] The post <strong>US National Institutes of Health All-of-Us Research Program Delivering Genetic Test Results and Personalized Disease Risk Assessments to 155,000 Study Participants</strong> appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Clinical Laboratory Technician Shares Personal Journey and Experience with Burnout During the COVID-19 Pandemic
It’s not only medical laboratory technicians, healthcare workers across the board continue to deal with extreme pressures that preceded the pandemic Burnout in healthcare is a constant problem, especially in overstressed clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups. To raise awareness about the plight of medical laboratory technicians (MLTs) and other frontline workers in the healthcare […] The post <strong>Clinical Laboratory Technician Shares Personal Journey and Experience with Burnout During the COVID-19 Pandemic</strong> appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Study Shows Huge Increase in Bloodstream Infections in Europe During First Two Years of COVID-19 Pandemic
Clinical laboratory data was key in identifying antibiotic-resistant bacteria responsible for surge in BSIs in hospitals and other healthcare facilities in 2020 and 2021 Clinical laboratory data compiled by the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) shows that a massive increase in bloodstream infections (BSIs) occurred among EU nations during the first two years of […] The post <strong>Study Shows Huge Increase in Bloodstream Infections in Europe During First Two Years of COVID-19 Pandemic</strong> appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Breath Sample Is Used by Opteev Technologies ’ Combined COVID/Influenza/RSV Screening Device with 95% Sensitivity and 90% Specificity
Clinical laboratories and point-of-care settings may have a new diagnostic test if this novel handheld device and related technology is validated by clinical trials Efforts to develop breath analyzers that accurately identify viral infections, such as SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza, have been ongoing for years. The latest example is ViraWarn from Opteev Technologies in Baltimore, Maryland, […] The post <strong>Breath Sample Is Used by Opteev Technologies’ Combined COVID/Influenza/RSV Screening Device with 95% Sensitivity and 90% Specificity</strong> appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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23andMe Genetic Testing Helps Reunite Texas Woman with Her Family after Being Abducted in 1971 as a Toddler
Clinical laboratory scientist who aided in the investigation compared DNA test results with publicly available genetic information In an interesting twist in the solving of crime, genetic test results—along with help from a clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) turned amateur genealogist—guided relatives of Melissa Highsmith to her whereabouts after she was allegedly kidnapped as a toddler […] The post <strong>23andMe Genetic Testing Helps Reunite Texas Woman with Her Family after Being Abducted in 1971 as a Toddler</strong> appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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University of Utah Study Points to Genetic Link for High Risk of Stillbirth
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HHS Office of Inspector General Report Finds ‘Steep Decreases’ in Medicare Beneficiaries Receiving Clinical Laboratory Testing During COVID-19 Pandemic’s Early Months
OIG warns that without adequate clinical laboratory testing healthcare organizations could see more deaths and increased spending Clinical laboratory leaders and pathologists know that lab test volume decreased dramatically during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. That was primarily because community lockdowns stopped people from seeing their doctors for the standard range of chronic […] The post <strong>HHS Office of Inspector General Report Finds ‘Steep Decreases’ in Medicare Beneficiaries Receiving Clinical Laboratory Testing During COVID-19 Pandemic’s Early Months</strong> appeared firs...
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