Blog Sep 2018



Making Sense of ASP and SaaS Software Delivery Models

  • September 27, 2018

The difference between Application Service Provider (ASP) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery models is significant, yet many people confuse the two because they are both “hosted.” It’s important to know that just because a solution is hosted, that doesn’t mean it provides the benefits of a SaaS solution.In a SaaS model, a software...

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Leveraging the Laboratory: Keys to an Effective Outreach Laboratory’s Revenue Cycle

  • September 24, 2018

This past week,  Mayo Medical Laboratories hosted a conference, Leveraging the Laboratory: The Power of Outreach, for their client laboratories to discover new and unique solutions to combat the most common challenges for outreach labs.This conference was very beneficial and thought-provoking as health system executives, industry experts, and...

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Disappointing District Court Opinion in ACLA v. Azar

  • September 24, 2018

Late last week, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion in ACLA v. Azar, the lawsuit filed by the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) that claims the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is unlawfully implementing the 2014 Medicare legislation, jeopardizing beneficiaries’ access to critical...

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Labs and Patients: Moving from Faceless to Engaged

  • September 19, 2018

Across healthcare today, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in patient responsibility, subsequently driving patients to demand more transparency between their providers and around the cost of their healthcare interactions. Unfortunately, the pathology industry has lagged on implementing methods to proactively engage and educate patients with patient-...

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Your Roadmap to Sustaining Growth in Today’s Lab Market

  • September 13, 2018

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Richard Faherty, managing director of The Dark Intelligence Group. I was on a panel with fellow industry veteran David Nichols. The main topic of discussion was why it is vital for laboratory leaders to understand and maximize the value of the lab, even if you’re not in a buying or selling mode?...

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Buying or Building a Laboratory Information System?

  • September 5, 2018

Achieving and maintaining operational efficiency and effectiveness is an important criterion to ensure success for today’s diagnostic companies. Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) are the backbone of the day-to-day workings of a lab. Lab leaders will undoubtedly need to make decisions about developing a custom system to address their...

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