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Press Start: Lead an Empowered Life as a Clinical Laboratorian

Stop the Flu Madness
September 24, 2009 11:43 AM by Glen McDaniel
As we approach the flu season there are lots of questions about influenza testing and horror stories about a looming epidemic or pandemic. Patients are flooding doctors' offices and emergency departments, and clinicians are demanding widescale testing; Read More...
Healthcare is Not Recession Proof
December 12, 2008 9:20 AM by Glen McDaniel
One of the things we have always taken as gospel is healthcare is pretty recession proof because people will always need healthcare services. My dad used to say "people will always need to eat and will always get sick" when describing the most stable Read More...
Replaced By Robots
September 22, 2008 10:32 AM by Glen McDaniel
A few years ago I visited a hospital in eastern Tennessee and was fascinated by a pharmacy robot named Alexander. Alexander would take medications from the pharmacy up to the floors. Alex, holding its precious cargo in a secure ATM-like body, would, using Read More...
Offshore Clinical Lab Tests
December 18, 2007 10:41 AM by Glen McDaniel
Remember when outsourcing did not apply to healthcare? Businesses developed the concept of contracting or otherwise arranging for some services to be performed outside the main business if it made financial sense. Outsourcing is utilizing experts from Read More...
The Night Shift May Be Dangerous to Your Health
December 11, 2007 9:55 AM by Glen McDaniel
Hospitals never close and most clinical laboratories operate 24/7 to provide essential diagnostic services. Most laboratorians have a shift preference; with a minority preferring third, or so called "graveyard" shift. Whether it's a personal preference Read More...


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