2007’s Top Lab Stories Reveal Rapid Changes Since 2002

| January 1, 2008

Fresh off the printing press is list of the “Top 10 Lab Stories for 2007” from The Dark Report.

The headlines show the changing laboratory marketplace between 2002 and 2007.

Top 10 Laboratory News Stories of 2002
1. Lots of Consolidation Among Public Laboratory Companies

2. National Oligopoly-Regional Monopoly Becomes Laboratory Industry Fact

3. Public Measurement of Hospital And Physician Performance Is Here

4. Quality Management Systems Gain Traction In Growing Numbers of Labs

5. Forget the MT/MLT Staff Shortage: Histotech Shortage is Here Now!

6. Heavily-Discounted Lab Test Pricing Again Proves To Be a Poor Strategy

7. Laboratory Automation Gains Credibility, But Far From True TLA

8. “Proprietary” Lab Test Technology Designed to Cost Lab Customers More

9. At Long Last, a Major City Dominated By Hospital Lab Outreach Programs

10. LabCorp Gobbles Up DIANON Systems, Ready to Challenge in Anatomic Path

Top 10 Laboratory News Stories of 2007
1. UnitedHealth Deal with LabCorp Upsets MC Contract Status Quo

2. New Investors Drive Up Valuations for Laboratory Testing Companies

3. Medicare Competitive Bid Demo Moves Toward Implementation

4. IVD Industry Attracts New Players, Prices for Molecular Firms Skyrocket

5. Lean/Six Sigma Techniques Gain Mainstream Acceptance by Labs

6. EMRs in Doctors’ Offices Trigger New Demands on Competing Labs

7. Speedy Change in Six Lab Sectors Points to Accelerating Evolution

8. TC/PC Batters Anatomic Pathologists, New CMS Rules Offer Some Relief

9. Hospital CEOs Realize Capital Value By Selling Lab Outreach Businesses

10. Procter & Gamble Positions Itself To Retail Diagnostic Tests in Stores

Category: Clinical Laboratories

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