In the clinical histology laboratory, process improvement always has a common goal: to improve and ensure the safety, quality, and cost-efficiency of the lab. Attend this webcast to acquire essential knowledge about achieving improvements that will make your patients notice.
In the United States, as in most of the Western world, there is an increasing shortage of skilled clinical laboratorians and laboratory floor space. Alverno Clinical Laboratories (PCL Alverno), a leading reference laboratory with over 750 tests, launched an aggressive campaign in 2013 to improve laboratory workflow via a comprehensive approach that focuses on people, processes, and technology.
On January 29, Judith Yost, director of the Division of Laboratory Services at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will keynote a webinar on the agency’s newly launched Individualized Quality Control Plan for non-waived laboratories.
The National Cancer Institute has awarded Insight Genetics a $1.5 million Phase II continuation of its SBIR contract for developing a companion diagnostic to assess patient resistance to therapies for non-small cell lung cancer.
Trovagene and US Oncology Research have joined forces to examine the utility of quantitative urine-based KRAS mutation detection and monitoring in pancreatic cancer patients.
The US Preventive Services Task Force has issued a final recommendation on risk assessment, genetic counseling, and genetic testing for BRCA-related cancer in women.
The tumor profiling laboratory of Caris Life Sciences has earned accreditation to the standard for "Medical Laboratories: Requirements for Quality and Competence" (ISO 15189), developed by the International Organization for Standardization.
In its annual fee schedules for 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services deferred—but didn’t kill—implementation of its proposal to limit some independent lab payment rates to outpatient prospective payment system levels.
The American Society for Clinical Pathology and the California Society of Pathologists will partner on a seminar to eliminate costly, ineffective medical practices at the CSP’s annual meeting.
A new white paper from the Cambridge Healthtech Institute offers advice on how to find employees who not only excel at their jobs, but love them.