INDUSTRY TRENDS

Supreme Court May Take on Its First Health Care Data Breach Case

In a case to watch, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider its first health care data breach case. CareFirst is arguing that the case presents a "substantial … [Read more...]

LAB OPERATIONS

Don’t Crash & Burn: Why Cutting Your Quality Department’s Budget is not a Good Idea

By Jennifer Dawson, MHA, LSSBB, CPHQ, DLM(ASCP)QIHC, QLC, SLS  bio Do you think that you can improve your organization's bottom line by reducing the budget to your quality program and … [Read more...]

LAB SAFETY

Fanning the Flames

By Dan Scungio, MT (ASCP), SLS, CQA (ASQ)  bio Story #1: The fire started in the university chemistry laboratory when a research student used a flammable chemical too close to the open … [Read more...]

FOCUS ON

Decoding Quality Terminology

By Jennifer Dawson, MHA, LSSBB, DLM(ASCP)  bio Editor's Note: G2 Compliance is pleased to announce our upcoming webinar, The Cost of Poor Quality, with Jennifer Dawson. Register … [Read more...]

OPERATIONS

Lean Six Sigma is Not Quality

Editor's Note: G2 Compliance is pleased to announce our upcoming webinar, The Cost of Poor Quality, with Jennifer Dawson. Register here. Now before the entire industry lynches me for the sacrilege of … [Read more...]

LAB SAFETY

By the Numbers: Lab Injury and Exposure Data

By Dan Scungio, MT (ASCP), SLS, CQA (ASQ)  bio Finding information about the number of Laboratory Acquired Infections (LAIs) and other laboratory injuries in the United States is difficult. … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

DEALS

2016 Year End Brought Closure to Many Diagnostic Deals

As 2016 came to a close, so too did a significant number of business deals involving diagnostic companies, tests and testing systems. Here's a summary of some of the recent transactions affecting … [Read more...]

TECHNOLOGY

Theranos Shifts Focus from Labs to Technology

Theranos announced that it will shut down its laboratory operations in wake of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's Services (CMS) sanctions resulting from the 2015 inspection of its Newark, … [Read more...]

PUBLIC HEALTH

Labs Must Rapidly Implement Zika Blood Supply Testing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently classified the Zika virus as a transfusion-transmitted infection and called on all U.S. blood centers to start universal screening of donated whole … [Read more...]


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