The Evolution of the Lab

As a lab executive, we don’t need to tell you how much the lab has changed over the last years. Every day, more and more tests are introduced, and innovation both in tests and technology is increasing at a daily rate. Innovative and start-up labs have new testing instruments and have optimized layouts and workflows…

ICD-10 Compliance Delayed?

You’ve probably read by now that both the House and the Senate have passed the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) bill. The official name of the bill is H.R. 4302, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. The main focus of the bill delays cuts of physician reimbursements under Medicare, but a small section of…

Take the fear out of adding functionality to your existing LIS

Your lab is growing and the demand on your staff to print reports and fax is taking up more of their time.  You don’t want to change your workflow process because everyone knows what is expected of them and they are comfortable working with your current LIS.  You would like to electronically deliver reports and…

What should pathology labs have in their sales bag?

Is your pathology lab executing a growth strategy?  Have you hired a sales person or team to grow your specimen count?  We talk to pathology groups daily that are at some point in the process of developing or executing a sales strategy.  They are either 1) attempting to grow their specimen count or 2) defending against larger laboratories with…

Is an interface necessary to meet the electronic results requirement?

We received a call from one of our lab customers requesting a results only interface for one of their referring physicians.  The referring physician has sent only a small volume of cases to the lab, and the cost from the EMR vendor alone would make the cost of an interface unjustifiable.  The referring physician group…