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Hospitals Push Towards Increased Patient Safety

Last update on June 11, 2015.

Recently, I was handed an article "Minnesota hospitals report errors in hopes of learning from mistakes" published by the Star Tribute of Minneapolis. The article covers an ongoing push by hospitals to increase patient safety by decreasing hospital errors. Easily avoidable mistakes can and have caused significant damage for both hospitals and patients alike. Within ...

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Demonstrating Value in Laboratory Medicine

Last update on May 8, 2015.

With the passing and legitimization of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) the landscape of medicine has been forever changed. Subsequent changes have been impactful on Pathology and Laboratories, namely in how they have changed Medicare reimbursement rates for physicians and laboratories.

Recently, the big changes have centered on introducing “value-based” assessments of services rather than ...

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