INNOVATION

Tech Giants Continue Efforts to Disrupt Healthcare Despite Google Health Shutdown

Another attempt by an outsider to disrupt the healthcare market is apparently coming to an end. According to a leaked internal memo, after three years of operation, Google has decided to unwind its … [Read more...]

Lab Safety

Four Motivators Every Lab Safety Professional Should Know

By Dan Scungio If you search for top motivational movie speeches, you will see things that might work in real life. The President’s speech from Independence Day (1996), for example, might influence … [Read more...]

Industry Buzz

Guardant Health Challenges Exact Sciences’ Leadership of Colorectal Cancer Diagnostics Market

Colorectal cancer diagnostics is a multi-billion-dollar market that, at least before the pandemic, was projected to grow at an annual rate of nearly 6 percent. In recent months, two leading firms have … [Read more...]

Inside the Lab Industry

Abbott and Quidel Stake Out Early Claims for Leadership of SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Testing Market

What COVID-19 antigen assays lack in accuracy with regard to RT-PCR testing is offset by their speed, low cost and scalability. In the long term, these advantages make point-of-care COVID-19 antigen … [Read more...]

HUMAN RESOURCES

Are Erratic Scheduling Practices Causing Financial Instability for Your Hourly Lab Employees?

A study reveals that for today's hourly workforce, missing a single shift comes at a steep cost. New research from WorkJam, a digital workplace platform, found that for nearly half of employees … [Read more...]

LAB MANAGEMENT

Inside the Lab: Communication, Leadership & Managing Amid Change

Greek philosopher Heraclitus said the only thing constant is change. Although he never managed a diagnostic lab, his words certainly apply to the lab environment. The Case for Transparency Change is … [Read more...]

LEADERSHIP

Communication: Managing Amid Change

Greek philosopher Heraclitus said the only thing constant is change. Although he never managed a diagnostic laboratory, his words certainly apply to the lab environment. Like other facets of … [Read more...]

MARKET TRENDS

Market Trends: Quest-Walmart, LabCorp- Walgreens Add Momentum to Mass Retailing of Lab Services

Mass commercialization of health care in general and laboratory services in particular is heating up with a pair of co-branding deals between leading lab chains with national retail giants. What makes … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

AACC Calls for Lab Professionals to Support Value-Based Care

Laboratory professionals have a central role to play in supporting the transition to value-based care, according to a position statement released by the American Academy of Clinical Chemistry on May … [Read more...]

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. Federal Appeals Court says sexual … [Read more...]


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