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AACC recently issued a position statement on personalized medicine(PM). Much
has been written about the emergence of a more individualized approach to
medicine. Patients often present with
a variety of symptoms for the same disease and react differently to the same
laboratory will play an ...
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 we provide is so vital to healthcare, we are ...
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
was gushing to me about how wonderful HbA1c is. “I no longer order ...
this week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its report of job prospects
for the next ten years (actually between 2012 and 2022).
surprisingly, healthcare topped the list of attractive fields, projected to
grow at almost three percent, adding an estimated 5 million new workers- ...
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 this subject. I have also addressed the mixed response to the move.
Recently I have ...
The opening keynote address of the annual ASCLS meeting in Atlanta was delivered by two physicians, Dr. Laposata (a pathologist) and Dr. Meisel (an internist) discussing in point-counterpoint fashion what way clinical laboratorian' s view their role in healthcare.
They both agreed on the value of clinical laboratory to medical ...
A few years ago I had a thriving consulting business which included speaking at conferences all over the country. I spoke to clinical laboratory groups, healthcare executives, civic groups and a variety of other professionals. I was asked to deliver keynote addresses and had the good fortune of making several overseas trips.
Not only did I enjoy ...
Just over 2 months ago I wrote a blog discussing the NCA-ASCP merger. The blog elicited a lot of responses both directly on this site and through personal email. One nagging question has been the role of AMT in all of this. Some AMT certificants worried that they would become the forgotten step children. Would employers even start specifying ...
Just in: The two largest national certification agency for clinical laboratorians announced in Chicago that they have merged (finally!)
Laboratorians have long recognized that one of the factors contributing to low recognition and confusion in the profession is the myriad of certification agencies.
Our credentials are a ...
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report on unemployment is enlightening. A table lists different categories of the unemployed. The ''official'' rate is a percent total of the civilian labor force. That's 8.5% as of March. But the total including ''marginally attached workers'' is 15.6%.
That's quite a spread. BLS defines ''marginally ...