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...]

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...]

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 … [Read more...]

PARTNERSHIPS

Diagnostics Companies Form Coalition Supporting cfDNA Prenatal Testing

Five major players in genetic testing have joined forces to promote cell-free DNA (cfDNA)-based noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT). A newly formed organization, Coalition for Access to Prenatal … [Read more...]

JOBS

Lab Sector Generates Job Growth

Laboratories have been a significant generator of jobs over the past decade, with the entire sector growing by 25 percent. That's according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which began … [Read more...]


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