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Google Files Patent for Needle-free Blood Draw System That Could Eventually Remove Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups from the Process

Patent filing describes a device that is intended to allow patients to collect their own blood specimens without the need for needles Google, (now known as Alphabet, Inc.; NASDAQ:GOOG) recently filed an application for another patent that deals with medical laboratory test technology. This patent application is for a needle-free blood draw system that enables […]

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Rapid IVD technology advances intended to give clinical labs new diagnostic tools

Of the five trends described in a report published by Kalorama, only two made the list in both 2015 and 2016: Consolidation within the IVD industry and growth in molecular point of care. What a difference one year can make in the most significant trends influencing the in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry, which also influences […]

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Physician Practice Management Companies Stage a Comeback; Anatomic Pathology Groups Remain Skeptical

As reimbursement models shift, physician practice management companies (PPMCs) offer increased value and appeal for hospital-based physicians (HBPs) Are physician practice management companies (PPMCs)—a hot trend during the 1990s—poised to make a comeback in this decade? Whether this healthcare business model can gain traction during the 2010s remains to be seen, but, of all physician […]

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Healthcare price transparency trend shows increasing support by US physicians but hospitals and labs are slow to respond

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina expands a website that allows consumers to check the prices charged by physicians; Clinical labs are watching the price transparency trend Once again, a major health insurer has raised the stakes on transparency of the prices charged by physicians, hospitals, clinical laboratories, and anatomic pathology groups. Blue Cross […]

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