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More Negative Press for the Laboratory
May 17, 2015 1:58 PM by Glen McDaniel
A little while ago I wrote a blog in which I referred to a great, balanced, intelligent article written about the medical laboratory and printed in The US News and World Report. That article was remarkable by its rarity. I asked my readers to respond Read More...
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AMT Partners with Kidney Fund in New Campaign
September 19, 2014 6:53 PM by Glen McDaniel
According to a recent press release , American Medical Technologists ( AMT) has partnered with the American Kidney Fund (AKF) to foster and promote collaborative work focusing on the role of allied health professionals in the prevention and treatment Read More...
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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...
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CSI Effect Sends Wrong Signal to Patients
October 1, 2011 12:19 AM by Glen McDaniel
In recent years the legal community has described a phenomenon called the CSI Effect .Based on the popularity of television programs like CSI, jurors as well as the public at large have come to expect that every criminal case can be solved definitively Read More...
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Contagion: A Nice Nod to the Lab Community
September 14, 2011 1:58 PM by Glen McDaniel
I just saw the blockbuster movie Contagion and must say I was pretty impressed. When I watch a medical-themed movie, I always look at it with a critical eye. How factual is it? Is it authentic in terms of scenarios, equipment, procedures and vocabulary? Read More...
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Competition for Joint Commission-Finally!
June 7, 2009 5:27 PM by Glen McDaniel
For years the Joint Commission has been the accreditor of hospitals including all its departments (including laboratories). Although many are not aware of it, even hospital laboratories accredited by CAP (College of American Pathologists) are also reviewed Read More...
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CEO Issues Infection Challenge
February 13, 2009 8:39 AM by Glen McDaniel
Paul Levy, president and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, in his recent blog "Running a Hospital," proudly published his hospital's nosocomial infection rate and boldly challenged other hospitals to do the same. He also threw down Read More...
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Never Events
July 14, 2008 10:19 AM by Glen McDaniel
New York Medicaid program has announced it will not pay for what it terms 14 " never events ." I recently wrote a blog discussing the fact that Medicare, a major healthcare payer, will no longer pay hospitals for the cost of care deriving from medical Read More...
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