Industry Trends

Investors Sink Nearly $15 Billion into Digital Health Companies in First 6 Months of 2020

The pandemic has enabled developers of Electronic Health Record (EHR), Laboratory Information Systems, ePrescription software and other digital health technologies to attract investment capital at … [Read more...]

Inside the Diagnostics Industry

Infectious Disease Testing on Path to Steady Growth, Even Without COVID-19

From a pure business perspective, the pandemic has been a windfall for Abbott, Cepheid, PerkinElmer, Roche, Thermo Fisher Scientific and other COVID-19 testing companies. However, while the COVID-19 … [Read more...]

Genetic Testing

AMP Survey Finds that Inadequate Reimbursement Hinders Use of Molecular Diagnostics

Inadequate reimbursement is hindering utilization of molecular testing. That is the conclusion of a new survey from the Association of Molecular Pathology (AMP). Survey respondents also suggested that … [Read more...]

Industry Trends

Inside the Diagnostics Industry: Guardant Health Takes Aim at Exact Sciences’ Leadership of Colorectal Cancer Market

Colorectal cancer is a key segment of the U.S. and world diagnostics market that generates billions of dollars in test revenues per year and is projected to grow at an annual rate of nearly 6 percent. … [Read more...]

Industry Trends

Surging COVID-19 Cases Are Pushing Laboratories to the Breaking Point

Long lines for testing. Shortages of critical testing supplies. Case backlogs and long reporting delays. Laboratories across the country and the patients they serve are reliving the nightmares of … [Read more...]

Economic Trends

Labs Lost Less & Will Recover More than Other Healthcare Sectors, Says New Report

Although it’s not exactly “Happy Days Are Here Again,” a new S&P report is predicting that the healthcare sector has seen the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic and won’t have to go through “a return … [Read more...]

Utilization Management

Inside the Diagnostics Industry: Quest-hc 1 System Leverages Lab Data to Help Providers Monitor Test Utilization

Getting Medicare and private insurers to pay for lab tests is as challenging as it’s ever been. It’s not just about reimbursement. Payors have become fanatically dedicated to weeding out lab testing … [Read more...]

INDUSTRY TRENDS

Adoption Quickening for Genomic Cancer Testing in Community Settings

Clinicians are increasingly using genomic cancer testing in community health care settings, although there are lingering questions about the utility of results. These are the findings of several … [Read more...]

INDUSTRY TRENDS

Consumers Interested in Raw Genetic Data, Third Party Interpretation Tools

Consumers of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing download raw data at high rates and frequently use third-party interpretation (TPI) tools, according to a study published June 13 in the American … [Read more...]

INDUSTRY TRENDS

Laboratory Initiation of Cascade Genetic Testing Spurs Uptake

A laboratory-initiated, online effort to reach cancer patients' relatives coupled with discounted genetic tests can increase rates of cascade testing, according to a study published in the January … [Read more...]


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