Utah Cancer Specialists Chooses XIFIN VisualStrata for Its Precision Medicine Needs

According to 61% of respondents to a recent survey, unstructured data curation and annotation is the number one IT challenge for precision medicine programs.Precision medicine is a relatively new field that has both high interest and various challenges. It shows great promise in oncology care, which means dealing with vast amounts of data that is often in silos. This situation makes it difficult...

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XIFIN Wins Best Practices Leadership Award for Precision Medicine Informatics

XIFIN recently received the prestigious 2019 Global Precision Medicine Informatics Enabling Technology Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan, a growth strategy consulting firm. The award recognizes XIFIN’s strategic thought leadership, innovation, and performance exhibited in the precision medicine informatics industry.We are honored to be recognized by Frost & Sullivan for our...

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XIFIN Portals Improve the Client and Patient Experience While Helping Laboratories Manage Cost

Historically, when a patient received an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) and an associated bill for laboratory diagnostic services, and the patient had any questions about the charge(s), they had to call into the laboratory to get those questions answered. They also needed to call into the laboratory to ask to set up a payment plan, if they could not afford to pay their balance in full. In some...

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U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Announces the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) Initiative for COVID-19: Here’s What Laboratories Need to Know to Participate

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a new initiative aimed to accelerate innovative development and commercialization of COVID-19 testing technologies to speed delivery of accurate, easy to use, scalable tests to all Americans.1 The $1.5 billion investment of Federal stimulus funding introduced the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) Initiative to provide funding for the rapid...

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Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics Deliver New Data Insights for Diagnostic Providers (Part 1 of 2)

I see the process of data science as being similar to the process historians go through to understand our past. In each case, we are looking back at something that has happened and making interpretations about it and how it might influence our future. In doing so, both data scientists and historians rely on primary data sources and sometimes secondary data sources. The challenge of using...

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Amid Chaos — Big Changes Can Create Future Opportunity and Resilience

Unquestionably, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the diagnostic industry. Whether you manage a hospital outreach program, pathology practice, remote patient monitoring company, or an independent lab with a broad test menu – volumes have been reduced dramatically with the cancellation of elective procedures. As the XIFIN Laboratory Volume Index reveals, some diagnostic...

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CMS Suspends the Expansion of the Accelerated and Advance Payments Program During the COVID-19 Pandemic for Part B Suppliers

Effective April 26, 2020, CMS is no longer accepting new applications for Advanced Payment Program loans from Part B suppliers including laboratories and reevaluating all new and pending applications for the Accelerated Payment Program.1 Since the announcement of the Expanded Accelerated and Advanced Payment Program on March 28, 2020, CMS has processed 45,000 applications and dispersed over...

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Appreciation for Dedicated Lab Warriors

Laboratory Professionals Week, April 19-25, is an annual celebration of lab professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in healthcare and patient advocacy.This year, Lab Week is occurring while lab professionals and pathologists are staunchly working and sacrificing on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Laboratory professionals...

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