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July 2009 - Posts

ADVANCE Discourse: Lab

Healthcare Nation?
July 27, 2009 10:30 AM by Kelly Graham
[Guest commentary by Cheryl McEvoy, from the ADVANCE for Health Information Professionals blog, " ADVANCE Perspective: HIM "] Theory: healthcare is going the way of the fast food industry. A bit counter-intuitive, I know, given the usual wars between Read More...
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EHRs Unprepared for Genetic Information
July 24, 2009 2:37 PM by Kelly Graham
Challenges for the use an implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) are well documented, but this study in the journal Genetics in Medicine discusses another notable aspect—EHRs will need vast improvements to meet the needs of genetics and genomic Read More...
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Going Green at AACC
July 20, 2009 7:37 PM by Kelly Graham
It may be true that the term “going green” has turned into quite the trite cliché, but that doesn’t make environmentally aware practices any less important. For an event as huge as the AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo, eliminating waste and being Read More...
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On the Scene: AACC Annual Meeting
July 20, 2009 3:35 PM by Kelly Graham
Your ADVANCE reporters are arriving on scene to the AACC Annual Meeting in Chicago, and the McCormick Place Convention Center is bustling with attendees eager to check out a variety of sessions before the exhibit hall opens tomorrow. The conference is Read More...
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Gearing up for AACC/ASCLS 2009
July 14, 2009 9:45 AM by Kelly Graham
Your ADVANCE reporters are eagerly preparing for the AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago next week. We look forward to checking out the latest and greatest technologies, attending information-packed educational sessions, and most of all, Read More...
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Graphic Representation of the Second Flu Season
July 8, 2009 11:49 AM by Kelly Graham
While we're well past the end of "normal flu season," pandemic H1N1 has caused a second flu season in the U.S., as illustrated in this graph from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A great deal of influenza is still circulating throughout Read More...
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