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ADVANCE Discourse: Lab

Smart Contacts
July 24, 2014 5:04 PM by Michael Jones
We’ve discussed mobile medicine and hand-held technology before, but a recent partnership between drug manufacturer Novartis and internet juggernaut Google takes the theory to a whole new level. The two companies announced their collaboration to develop Read More...
Crowdsourcing: Funding Vs. Information
February 13, 2014 2:22 PM by Michael Jones
In a recent post , I covered some unique opportunities presented by crowdfunding for technological advances in areas like molecular diagnostics. While the crowdsourcing mentality can work well in gathering funds for equipment producers, crowdsourcing Read More...
A Blessing and a Curse
November 20, 2013 2:29 PM by Michael Jones
Every day, there are unprecedented advances in any number of fields in the healthcare industry. As personalized treatments become the norm, genetic sequencing options allow physicians to understand their patients at the genetic level -- and what could Read More...
Too Much Information
July 17, 2013 11:34 AM by Michael Jones
In the age of information, staying connected can be as much a burden as an advantage. Between alerts, emails, tweets and whatever other social media coverage we’re receiving, it’s easy to overlook some things. Apparently the same holds true for healthcare Read More...
EHR Integration
July 3, 2013 3:16 PM by Michael Jones
The integration of electronic health records (EHR) has been widely viewed as an essential step towards continued progress in the industry, but how can healthcare facilities ensure the new record-keeping systems are being used effectively and efficiently. Read More...
Medicine Goes Mobile
May 31, 2013 12:20 PM by Michael Jones
Smartphones are amazing pieces of technology. Not only can we organize our calendars, surf the internet, listen to music, play scrabble and communicate with our friends and family using any number of social networking platforms -- let alone the actual Read More...
Genomic Research and EMR
April 10, 2013 5:39 PM by Michael Jones
With so many new technologies emerging in recent years, trying to combine multiple advances can be challenging, especially when those advances haven’t been standardized yet. In a recent article from Newswise, doctors and researchers from both the Mayo Read More...
The Value of Healthcare IT
February 29, 2012 8:34 AM by Lynn
Having just returned from HIMSS, I’m still revved by the exciting technologies and movement in the healthcare IT industry. Mobility seemed to be a reoccurring theme, as well as longevity and the ability to adapt to regulations and changing paradigms. Read More...
Annual Resource Directory Coming Soon
November 16, 2011 9:59 AM by Lynn
As ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory is in its 20 th year of serving the clinical laboratory management community, we're so excited to bring you the latest edition of our annual resource directory. The staff has been working diligently on pulling Read More...
Lab Manager Says IT Data Empowers Labs, During AACC Annual Meeting Panel Discussion
July 27, 2011 7:59 AM by Jill Hoffman
During a media breakfast sponsored by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics at the 2011 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo (July 24-28), Susan Dawson, clinical laboratory manager of Laboratory Medicine, Swedish Read More...
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...
Tech Giants Team Up for Online Health Records
February 6, 2009 1:45 PM by Todd Smith
Google and IBM have collaborated on a system designed to allow patients to stream data from medical devices--such as glucose meters--directly to Google Health or other online personal health record services. Google Health, which was launched last year, Read More...
Stimulus Bill May Boost Healthcare IT
January 21, 2009 9:47 AM by Todd Smith
Newly-inaugurated President Barack Obama will immediately begin working with Congress to tackle the national economic stimulus package, which includes a major funding plan for a health information technology program as well as new funding for the NIH Read More...


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