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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 thought I would
seek direct guidance from HHS and answer the most commonly asked ...
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- ...
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 the medical laboratory community to help spread the message to the
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 the country who perform and interpret more than 10 ...
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 ...
Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day.
This is the 25th 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 and allocation of resources.
We have come a long way in our understanding, treatment and ...
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 background. ASCLS, an organization to which I have belonged ...
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 the world's largest clinical laboratory meeting and exposition. These meetings are ...
The other day a staff person said, “I’ll bet the nurses don’t like coming to the lab. This is our turf, and it’s us against them when that happens.”
Most nurses love coming the lab if they are greeted with warm smiles and pleasantries. It’s ironic that we laboratory people will stay inside our “black box” and complain when our work isn’t ...
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), now called the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS).
Now in its 36th ...