Blog Posts by Date: Sep 2019


Insights on the Current State of the Laboratory Industry

Today’s laboratory environment is constantly changing in some way or another, and those who wish to stay relevant and succeed must embrace digital transformation and stay on top of new rules and regulations. At XIFIN, we recognize that laboratories can often be overlooked in the wide scope of healthcare and understand the importance of engaging...

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Suggestions for the Lab CIO

In the complex healthcare environment, there is always more to learn about any role within a lab. Recently, we had the opportunity to connect with thought leaders and technology experts at our CIO roundtable, and we came out with the following suggestions that we think can help the progress of the CIO role particularly:Use Technology That...

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The Impact of Surprise Bills - What's Your Lab Going to Do About It?

In the time of information accessibility, patients are still left in the dark when it comes to their insurance coverage, which leads to surprise medical bills flooding one out of five American mailboxes. This distress creates a negative ripple effect that not only disrupts their financial situation but also affects labs. How did this happen?...

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Integrating Laboratory and Clinical Data: A Framework for Improving Reimbursement of Genomic Testing

IntroductionIn 2017, there were roughly 75,000 genetic tests on the market with about ten new tests added daily.1 The rapid expansion of genomic testing, particularly next-generation sequencing (NGS) panels, has led to uncertainty about their appropriate use, interpretation, and clinical utility. Indefinite clinical utility leads to...

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