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Press Start: Lead an Empowered Life as a Clinical Laboratorian

Less is More: Time to Discontinue Redundant Processes
August 3, 2014 7:28 PM by Glen McDaniel
As laboratorians we tend to be masters (and mistresses) of multitasking and completing tasks. Ever wondered why we have so many checklists, worksheets and forms? Computerization has simply moved some of that documentation to a new format. OK, so as scientists Read More...
In Celebration of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
April 19, 2014 2:16 PM by Glen McDaniel
So, it’s that time of year again. This week we turn our attention to celebrating medical laboratorians. It is the one week out of the year when we highlight the very important role played by those of us who practice in the laboratory. Although the information Read More...
Answering Your Questions About Patients' Direct Access to Lab Results
April 5, 2014 11:48 AM by Glen McDaniel
Since my blog last month regarding to the HHS mandate that laboratories must grant patients access to their lab results on request, my mailbox has been inundated with comments and questions. A few questions were asked by more than one writer and so I Read More...
Glucose or HbA1c..Who you Gonna Call?
March 1, 2014 1:28 PM by Glen McDaniel
I have the most instructive conversations with physicians and others outside of our profession. Some day I would like to write a book of such conversations and recommend its use as a discussion point for medical laboratory students. My friend the endocrinologist Read More...
Medical Lab Science is Still a Growth Career
December 22, 2013 3:55 PM by Glen McDaniel
Just this week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its report of job prospects for the next ten years (actually between 2012 and 2022). Not surprisingly, healthcare topped the list of attractive fields, projected to grow at almost three percent, Read More...
Labs Are Vital 2.0 is Here
November 9, 2013 2:19 PM by Glen McDaniel
In 2006, industry giant, Abbott Diagnostics made a major investment in medical laboratory science by launching a campaign called Labs Are Vital. They spent quite a bit of money and expended human resources in setting up a website and trying to energize Read More...
Imagine Printing Inventory on Demand
May 25, 2013 8:50 PM by Glen McDaniel
Technology has changed exponentially in recent years. Just consider the apps available on your smart phone today compared to what was available just 5 or ten short years ago. In fact the term disruptive technology was coined to describe any new technology Read More...
Laboratory Professionals Get Results
April 22, 2013 8:11 PM by Glen McDaniel
It is that time of year when we celebrate National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (NMLPW). This is a week when the various, often competing, laboratory organizations join forces to honor the more than 300,000 medical laboratory professionals around Read More...
Wanna Buy a Credential?
March 24, 2013 3:16 PM by Glen McDaniel
Since the ASCP took over the popular and progressive NCA in 2009, I have periodically received emails from medical lab professionals not happy with the merger for various reasons. Prompted by this overwhelming response, I have previously blogged about Read More...
World AIDS Day Recap
December 1, 2012 5:36 PM by Glen McDaniel
Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day . This is the 25 th annual observance of the day originally organized under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise the awareness of HIV/AIDS and garner support for research, understanding, education Read More...
ASCLS and CLMA Talks Break Down Luckily
October 13, 2012 2:12 PM by Glen McDaniel
I recently learned that the merger talks between two laboratory organizations ASCLS and CLMA have broken down. Now it might surprise you that as a long time, avid advocate of professional unification, I was not really devastated by this news. Here's some Read More...
ASCLS Annual Meeting
July 15, 2012 8:58 PM by Glen McDaniel
I am in the process of packing to attend the ASCLS Annual Meeting 2012 in Los Angeles, Tuesday through Saturday, July 17 to 21. I am exciting because I will be an attendee as well as a presenter. As in recent years, ASCLS is joining with AACC to mount Read More...
Lay Off the PSA, USA Medical Panel Advises
May 21, 2012 10:58 PM by Glen McDaniel
The US Preventive Services Task Force is recommending that healthy men should not be routinely screened with the PSA test. There has been a buzz that this decision was in the offing for several years now, so the final ruling is not a surprise to many. Read More...
NMLPW: an Opportunity to Celebrate and Educate
April 22, 2012 12:13 PM by Glen McDaniel
This week, April 22-28, we celebrate National Medical Laboratory Professionals' Week (NMLPW). This celebartion was started in 1975 as National Medical Laboratory Week (without the word "professionals") by American Society for Medical Technology (ASMT), Read More...
No Lab, No Hospital. Simple!
February 24, 2012 6:20 PM by Glen McDaniel
Just a few minutes ago, a friend sent me a link to a news story about a hospital in New York that was forced to close because of what he described as "problems with their lab." An inspection of the laboratory by New York State Department of Health yesterday Read More...


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