I had a great time speaking at the ASCLS Region I Fall Seminar in Springfield, MA last week. It’s always great to get out to the different areas in the country and have an opportunity to network and meet some new medical laboratory professionals. Thanks to Kyle Riding and the folks in ASCLS Region I… Read More »
I recently learned that a program proposal submitted by my ASCLS colleague Rebecca Rogers from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN has been accepted for the 2012 ASCLS Annual Meeting, to be held in Los Angeles, CA July 17th – 21st, 2012. Rebecca and I will be co-presenting a session on Social Networking,… Read More »
It’s been an incredibly busy summer and fall! In July my ASCLS colleague Deb Rodahl and I co-presented our session on “Identifying and Implementing Non-Labor Savings in Your Laboratory” at the ASCLS Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, and then in September we were asked to give the same presentation at the Intermountain States Seminar in… Read More »
As a consultant, I am occasionally asked if I can assist with reducing test utilization. I recently read a Wall Street Journal article (among others) entitled “Reducing Unnecessary Blood Tests By Telling Doctors the Cost” that refers to an article published in Archives of Surgery, “Surgical Vampires and Rising Health Care Expenditure.” In short, the… Read More »
The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) and the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) have announced that they have formed a task force to investigate opportunities for collaboration between the two organizations. Members of both organizations received an email on April 7, 2011 from their respective Presidents with the following message: We are pleased… Read More »
Dark Daily has an excellent article highlighting the listing of Medical Technologists/Clinical Laboratory Scientists careers in the latest U.S. News & World Report article on The 50 Best Careers of 2011. Each year, USNWR publishes its analysis of the “50 Best Careers.” In each of the past two years, Lab Technician has made the list.… Read More »
Wishing all of our clients, colleagues and friends a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year in 2011. 2010 was a great year for us here at Rodric Consulting, LLC and we look forward to all that 2011 has to offer.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has postponed implementation of a new physician signature requirement until the end of Q1 2011. This is good news to many in the clinical laboratory industry as it is felt that requiring a physician signature on the requisition is not going to provide any benefit or added… Read More »
The June 2010 edition of AACC’s Clinical Laboratory News has a very good article on the impact of the Healthcare Reform Bill recently passed by Congress and how it will effect the Clinical Laboratory industry.
In addition to attending ThinkLab ’10 in Las Vegas this week, this Friday I will be presenting the opening Keynote session for the ASCLS-Idaho Spring Meeting in Pocatello, Idaho. This session, entitled “Facing the Future,” looks a the past, present and future of the clinical laboratory, and will include an ASCLS Update. I’m looking forward… Read More »