MANAGING THE LAB

Why Your Best Talent is Leaving and Four Ways to Win Them Back

By William A. Schiemann, Ph.D  bio
Most leaders of companies today recognize the importance of having engaged people at work. Yet research from the Metrus Institute, Gallup, and others say that…


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EMPLOYMENT LAW

Employment Law Update for HR Managers

By Mike O’Brien  bio
This is my periodic update prepared for interested HR professionals trying to deal with the complex American employment laws…


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DOJ

Medical Necessity Requirement Bites Anatomic Pathologists

By Robert Mazer  bio
The DOJ has announced two separate settlements involving claims for allegedly unnecessary special stains…


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LAB SAFETY

Getting a new lab space? Design it for safety now and save thousands later

By Dan Scungio, MT (ASCP), SLS, CQA (ASQ)  bio
Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, there was a laboratory manager who worked in a hospital that was designing a new stand-alone emergency department building which would include a…


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MANAGING THE LAB

5 ways to end generational stereotyping in your lab

By Dr. William A. Schiemann  bio
These days, the Millennial Generation is hyped, perhaps even more than Baby Boomers were hyped in the 1950s and 1960s. As I meet with executives around the globe, there is widespread confusion and…


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PATIENT SAFETY

Do No Harm: Diagnostic Errors and the Lab

By Jennifer (McMahon) Dawson, MHA, DLM (ASCP)  bio
“Do no harm” is the mantra that health care providers live by. Doctors, nurses and laboratory professionals alike enter into the business of health care because they are motivated to…


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MANAGING STAFF

Watch Out for Resume Fraud

By Lynne Curry, Ph.D  bio
You know that new laboratory assistant you just hired—the one with the terrific resume and reference? It turns out she never worked for the employers named on the resume or…


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LABORATORY SAFETY

Making Laboratory Safety as Simple as ABC

By Dan Scungio, MT (ASCP), SLS, CQA (ASQ)  bio
When it comes to safety in the laboratory, there are several rules, regulations, and guidelines to keep track of from multiple organizations. If your responsibilities for lab safety are…


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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Role of Healthcare AI in the Lab: Today & Tomorrow

By Jason Bhan, MD, Co-Founder, Chief Medical Officer at Prognos  bio
Laboratories have traditionally directed their information technology (IT) focus to support their main business of testing. The IT infrastructure they have invested in allows them to…


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EMPLOYER COMPLIANCE

The New Overtime Rules are Put on Hold. What Does That Mean for You?

By Mike O’Brien  bio
As most of you know by now, I’m sure, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) has finalized a new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rule that, among other things, raises the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for…


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