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    2023 Outlook

    Jan. 23, 2023
    According to the results of a new survey conducted by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, hospital and health system leaders are preparing to navigate a possibly turbulent...
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    Observatory and Fast Facts

    Jan. 23, 2023
    The Joint Commission retires select accreditation requirements The Joint Commission previously announced that it would review accreditation requirements that are above and beyond...
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    Continuing Education

    Diagnosing upper and lower respiratory tract infections

    To take the test online go HERE. For more information, visit the Continuing Education tab.      LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this article, the...
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    Lab Safety

    A healthcare system and its laboratories’ experience with Hurricane Ian

    Jan. 23, 2023
    The same week that Category 4 Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida, researchers from the Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public...
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    A decade lost to the drug crisis: Toxicology testing magnifies America’s misuse

    Jan. 23, 2023
    Ten years ago, drug overdoses claimed nearly 42,000 lives annually in the United States.1 By the end of 2021, that number climbed to nearly 108,000.2 Today, the drug crisis shows...

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    Leveraging LIS tools to keep your lab inspection-ready

    Though often dreaded, laboratory inspections are an essential process to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and accreditation requirements. In fact, laboratory...
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    Shifting HIV focus from at-risk populations to at-risk behavior

    Jan. 23, 2023
    Since 2015, only about 1.2 million people have been considered ‘at risk’ of HIV and potentially able to benefit from pre-exposure prophylaxis, also known as PrEP, according to...
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    Importance of hemoglobin A1c testing for diabetes diagnosis and management post-COVID-19 infection

    How does hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing support diabetes care? The number of people affected by diabetes is expected to grow and may be further increased by the COVID-19 pandemic...
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    Optimal testing methods for early prostate cancer detection

    Jan. 23, 2023
    Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer. According to estimates by the American Cancer Society, there will be 268,490 new cases of prostate cancer in 2022 along...
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    February 2023 Q&A Readers’ questions answered

    Jan. 23, 2023
    Do you know if there are criteria for acceptable analytical performance, such as “Target value ± 0.4 mg/dL or ± 20% (greater)”, for plasma free hemoglobin? Much of the answer ...
    Lab Innovator

    A leader in clinical laboratory consulting

    Jan. 23, 2023
    Your company, ResearchDx, provides clinical laboratory consulting services. What are common issues that the consulting services help labs with? We assist laboratories in preparing...