by IRWIN Z. ROTHENBERG, MBA, MS, CLS(ASCP)
The convergence of two powerful forces are changing the practice of laboratory medicine in ways never imagined a generation ago. These twin forces are the movement to value-based healthcare from the fee-for-service model and the rapid development of mobile technology allowing for continuous healthcare monitoring of patients beyond the clinical setting.
by BARRY CRAIG
Q: What would you consider the top 5 criteria for someone choosing a chemistry analyzer for a POL running tests for 5-10 family practice or internal medicine providers? In working on this process I've been comparing the CV's for Proficiency testing for analytes on two systems. One is a system that has hundreds of sites; the other has fewer than 20 in their peer group. Do CV values become more significant with bigger peer groups?