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ADVANCE Discourse: Lab

Trump’s 7-point Healthcare Plan, Part 2
March 7, 2016 2:52 PM by Michael Jones
[Editor’s Note: This blog was originally contributed by ADVANCE staffer Valerie Neff Newitt.] Major news organizations have been quick to examine and critique the policy, and have noted that requests for further details from Trump headquarters have so Read More...
MLP Workforce Report
October 29, 2015 6:09 PM by Chelsea Lacey-Mabe
The attrition of lab professionals due to aging and retirement will open ample opportunities for new technicians and technologists. The need for diagnostic lab services will continue to increase with the aging population. Donning gloves, a protective Read More...
Distractingly Sexy
June 15, 2015 4:10 PM by Michael Jones
After winning the Nobel Prize 1 in 2001 for his research in cell division, Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt recently made headlines for his attempt to prove the existence of foot-in-mouth disease while speaking at the World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ). Read More...
Struck a Nerve
October 15, 2014 10:45 AM by Lynn
All of the phlebotomists are probably cringing at the term I used in the headline, but it seems germane considering the overwhelming number of comments the ADVANCE editorial staff has received since the launch of our 2014 Salary Survey. (If you haven’t Read More...
CMS Reconsiders Reimbursement Cap
December 19, 2013 4:49 PM by Michael Jones
Across the country, laboratories and laboratory professionals have been bracing themselves for substantial cuts to Medicare reimbursements planned to move forward in the coming year. According to a press release from ASCP, the proposed cuts would have Read More...
Generational Differences in Physicians
September 12, 2013 3:41 PM by Michael Jones
Thanks to the state of the US economy, the Baby Boomer generation has largely been forced to remain in the workforce rather than entering retirement. As recent graduates continue flood the market, this has left multiple generations and, subsequently, Read More...
Unofficial Representative
July 25, 2013 10:01 AM by Michael Jones
I am a Millennial -- or, as Time Magazine referred to us, I am one of the “Me Me Me Generation.” I imagine the number of people who will be shocked by how I managed to write something so coherent without checking my phone a half-dozen times and attaching Read More...
Meetings on the Move
January 30, 2013 10:59 AM by Michael Jones
I recently ran the Disney marathon -- It was magical. Also, long. After the race, I proceeded to consume my weight in fried food and chocolate for about a week until I finally evened out and started eating like a normal person again. Of course, I’ve written Read More...
Celebrate Your Staff
February 1, 2012 11:22 AM by Lynn
Although National Medical Laboratory Professionals week is two months away, I hope by now your plans to celebrate the teamwork, dedication and achievements of your staff are well under way. (If not, be sure to check out the special NMLPW on our web site Read More...
Healthcare Staffing Predictions
November 2, 2011 9:20 AM by Lynn
While the recession and healthcare reform created the “perfect storm” for challenges in healthcare staffing needs, it’s predicted that once more hospitals and health networks adopt new patient care delivery models, particularly the accountable care organization Read More...
Lab Staffing Issues
September 14, 2011 9:13 AM by Lynn
Several resources— Dark Daily , American Society of Clinical Pathology, American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science, San Francisco Business Times and so one—continue to report on the severe shortage of medical technologists. In addition to healthcare Read More...
What Would You Do? The Employee Who Cried "Unfair!"
June 16, 2011 11:09 AM by Kelly Graham
We're working on compiling all of the wonderful responses we received for our recent survey on dealing with difficult employees. We're putting all of your advice, stories and tips into a special section--watch for it in the coming weeks. In the meantime, Read More...
The Value of Continuing Education
June 15, 2011 9:04 AM by Lynn
Although budgets remain tight, the need to enhance skills and business acumen is imperative. Of course attendance at the major laboratory conferences is a wonderful way to build skills, network with others who share similar challenges or can provide solutions, Read More...
International Labs
March 11, 2011 9:23 AM by Kelly Graham
Robert Michel and The Dark Daily team wrote a couple of interesting entries this week about international labs after a trip to Egypt. I find it fascinating to study similarities and differences in accreditation, workflow and processes, and quality in Read More...
Holiday Happiness at Work
December 18, 2009 11:44 AM by Kelly Graham
Editor's note: The following is a guest blog from C arrie Brown-Wolf, national speaker and the author of, "Soul Sunday: A Family's Guide to Exploring Faith and Teaching Tolerance." After earning a master's degree at Columbia University's Teachers College, Read More...


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