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Executive War College 2013

19th ANNUAL EXECUTIVE WAR COLLEGE IS COMING!
SAVE YOUR SEAT
Join us in New Orleans April 29-30, 2014


Make your plans now to attend the 19th Annual Executive War College Conference on Laboratory & Pathology Management, and prepare your lab for the major trends, pitfalls, and new payer policies that 2014 is bringing! With close to 80 innovative speakers, you can't afford to miss this networking opportunity.

PLUS Special Optional Workshops on Day Three
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Learn more and Register today!


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Mark your calendars! October 21-22, 2014 at Astor Crowne Plaza, New Orleans - SAVE YOUR SPOT

8th ANNUAL LAB QUALITY CONFAB and PROCESS IMPROVEMENT INSTITUTE

Everything and everyone in quality management, gathered to share the latest and best. Find out what other clinical laboratories are doing. Gain insights into the benefits and challenges of process-improvement implementation. Best of all, get proven real-world solutions that can help you and your lab team transform your laboratory.

Plus optional full day workshops on LEAN for Lab Leaders!


DID YOU MISS 2013? We have you covered.
Order LIVE session recordings now!
(Follow along with the powerpoints)


Visit LabQualityConfab.com to add your email.


What is THE DARK REPORT Laboratory Intelligence Service and why do you need it?

The Dark Report is a periodic intelligence report founded in 1995 by R. Lewis Dark, publisher emeritus. The publication reports news about the latest facts and trends and key analysis (not just news like other sources) that affect medical laboratories of all kinds. The Dark Group, Inc., and The Dark Report Intelligence Service provide intelligence and strategic market analysis exclusive to CEOs, CFOs, COOs, pathologists, senior laboratory executives, and investment professionals.

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Our lab intelligence is the single-best source of the information you need to maximize the money you make, and the money you keep! Read on...

The Dark Report is published by our Dark Intelligence Group for the exclusive benefit of lab leaders like you-leaders for whom HEALTHCARE MARKETPLACE INTELLIGENCE is a valuable, usable, critically important "money side" tool.

The Group's special mission:

  • to keep members on top of the often-hostile business and financial lab world,

  • to investigate sensitive, dollar-driven hot spots,

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  • and to do so long before it becomes common news, often months in advance of when nonmembers finally find out about it!

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  • We tap into the savvy "insider knowledge" of a wide range of confidential sources to develop intelligence members can bank on...and The Dark Report delivers it to them, posthaste, 17 times annually or every THREE WEEKS! (plus other intelligence benefits like weekly ebriefing news, audio conferences, and FREE White Papers, and Lab Product Reviews).


        

    Best known for The Dark Report, we also host the annual Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management every April or May, in New Orleans. This two-day event, now in its 19th year of success, attracts laboratory administrators from as far away as South Africa, Germany, New Zealand, China, India, and Columbia, who all seek to learn the latest successful innovations in laboratory management.

    Every February, The Dark Report, Inc. co-hosts a conference in London called Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine (FiLM). Please visit the website for more information and archives from past years.

    Near the end of every September or October, The Dark Report, Inc. hosts Lab Quality Confab an annual gathering dedicated to advancing the knowledge, skills, and effectiveness of quality management practitioners in diagnostic medicine. Programs, information, and training are designed for every level of manager and all levels of knowledge and experience. Diagnostic medicine, particularly the services of clinical laboratory, pathology, imaging, and radiology, make up the primary emphasis of the Lab Quality Confab Process Improvement Institute. Our agenda includes two full days, and over 50 sessions devoted exclusively to quality management techniques! Please visit the website for more information.


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    19th ANNUAL EXECUTIVE WAR COLLEGE
    Executive War College on Lab and Pathology Management in New Orleans
    (April 29-30, 2014)
    Add you email on the website for updates.
    Register Now!

     


    8th ANNUAL LAB QUALITY CONFAB and PROCESS IMPROVEMENT INSTITUTE

    Everything and everyone in quality management, gathered to share the latest and best.
    Visit the website to learn more and to order your 2013 audio of every session and LEAN workshops. SAVE THE DATE!
    (October 21-22, 2014 - Learn More Now )



    MOLECULAR SUMMIT
    Radiology & Pathology's Most Important Summit On the Integration of Molecular Imaging & Diagnostics Management
    Philadelphia, PA (February)
    Live Audio Recordings Available!

     


    AUDIO-CONFERENCE DIGITAL RECORDINGS FOR YOUR LAB TEAM
    (Speaker presentation slides, live digital audio and Q and A session included with your order)

    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Important New Trends on Med-Tech Recruiting, Salaries, and Compensation: National Changes, Regional Developments
    (February 22, 2012) Speakers: Chris Harol, Laura Lee Feiner
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: HIPAA Form 5010 Implementation: Real-World Solutions to Ease the Transition from 4010 to 5010 and Avoid Reimbursement Delays
    (January 18, 2012) Speakers: Lale White, Jackie Griffin and Matt Warner, XIFIN
    Order LIVE Recordings!

    AUDIO CONFERENCE: How Proposed Code-Stack Changes Will Impact Palmetto GBA's Handling of Molecular Diagnostic Tests and LDTs
    (December 20, 2011) Speakers: Mike Barlow and Elaine Jeter, MD
    Order LIVE Recordings!

    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Washington Puts Lab-Test Cost-Cutting on the Table for 2012: Devastating Fee Cuts Plus Other Congressional Proposals and How Your Lab Can Prevent Them
    (October 26, 2011) Speakers: Peter Kazon and Alan Mertz
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Meaningful Use: Phase 1 Lessons Learned and How to Prepare Your Lab for Phase 2 Requirements
    (September 21, 2011) Speakers: Pat Wolfram and Robert Atlas
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Achieving Financial Success with Hospital Laboratory Outreach: Six Proven Ways to Boost Net Revenue
    (August 24, 2011) Speakers: Kathleen A. Murphy and Larry Siedlick
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Prepare Your Lab for a Medicare RAC Audit: Essential Do’s and Don’ts to Reduce Compliance Risk and Avoid Penalties
    (July 20, 2011) Speakers: Jane Pine Wood, Tom Rehwald
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: ACOs and Medical Homes: Preparing Your Lab for Dramatic Changes in How Physicians Use Clinical Laboratories
    (June 23, 2011) Speakers: Brian R. Jackson, James M. Crawford
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Anticipating the Disruption from HIPAA 5010 Forms and ICD-10: Essential Action Steps to Maintain Your Lab’s Cash Flow
    (May 24, 2011) Speaker: Lale White
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Managing Multiple Generations in Your Lab: Proven Methods to Motivate Gen X, Gen Y, and Baby Boomers in the Same Workplace
    (April 20, 2011) Speaker: Jeff Smith
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Negotiating RFPs: How to Get the Best Value for Your Laboratory
    (March 23, 2011) Speakers: Molly Orluck, President, mollyorluck enterprises inc., Michele Pessa, President, JeNG Consulting
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Managed-Care Contracting: How to Ensure the New Healthcare Reforms
    Won't Lower Your Lab's Health Plan Reimbursements

    (February 17, 2011) Speaker: Michael Snyder,Vice President of Laboratory Management, Medical Spend Management Systems
    Order LIVE Recordings!

    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Achieving Best Practices in Laboratory Operations and Workflow: How to Sustain Lean and Tear Down Silos in Your Lab
    (January 20, 2011) Speaker: Pat Wolfram, - Ignis Systems Corporation, Ruth Johanson - Providence Health - Order LIVE Recordings!

    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Achieving Best Practices in Laboratory Operations and Workflow: How to Sustain Lean and Tear Down Silos in Your Lab
    (December 15, 2010) Speaker: Patrick Maul and Robert Giles
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: How to Solve Your Lab's Med-Tech Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention Problems Now!
    (November 16, 2010) Speaker: Peggy McKee
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: How to Stay Legal in 2011: New Legal Issues and Regulatory Changes Affecting Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups
    (October 19, 2010) Speakers: Richard Cooper, Jane Pine Wood, McDonald Hopkins
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: How Meaningful Use and EMR Adoption Will Reshape Your Lab's Competitive Future-and Its Profitability
    (September 28, 2010) Speakers: Kelly A. Feist, Robert Atlas, Pat Wolfram
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Molecular Diagnostics for Community Hospital Labs: Hitting Clinical and Financial Home Runs in Infectious Disease and Oncology Testing
    (August 25, 2010) Speakers: Frederick L. Kiechle, MD, Ph.D, Kathleen M Murphy, Ph.D, Gregory A. Hosler, MD, Ph.D
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Why Health Insurers Want to Pre-Authorize Genetic Assays and Expensive Clinical Pathology
    (July 13, 2010) Speakers: Matthew Zubiller, McKesson Corporation, Michael Tarwater, MuirLab
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Protecting Your Laboratory's Important Business Assets From Internal and External Threats: Key Developments in the Area of Trade Secret, Protection, Non-Competes, and Employee Handbooks
    (June 24, 2010) Speakers: James J. Boutrous II and James J. Giszczak
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Transfusion & Blood Management: Practical Advice on How to Save Blood, Save Dollars and Save Lives
    (May 19, 2010) Speakers: Timothy Hannon MD, MBA and Marisa B. Marques, MD
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Clinical Pathology Audio Conference: How to Negotiate Part A Reimbursements Using a Performance-Based Approach
    (April 21, 2010) Speakers: Robert H. Tessier, Saraswathi Nair, M.D.
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Managed Care's Most Significant New Trends in 2010 and Their Impact on Your Lab's Contract Renewal Negotiations
    (March 17, 2010) Speakers: Michael Snyder, Sam Merkouriou
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: The A-to-Z of Vitamin D: Why It's Today's Hottest Lab Test!
    (February 24, 2010) Speaker: Dr. Bruce Hollis, PhD
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: New Opportunities for Your Lab's LIS–EMR Interface: How to Profit From the "Big Wave" About to Hit Healthcare
    (January 20, 2010) Speakers: Pat Wolfram, Ruth Johanson
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Achieving World-Class Performance: New Ways Your Lab Can Use Lean Six Sigma to Stop Bad Outcomes and Boost Financial Performance
    (December 17, 2009) Speakers: Leslie Sprick, M. Susan Stegall; Sprick, Stegall & Associates, LLC Vince D Mello (Moderator) President, D Mello LabMed Consultants
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Succession Planning Essentials: Preparing Your Lab for the Coming Wave of Retiring Managers and Staff
    (November 17, 2009) Speakers: Jeff Smith and Priscilla Cherry
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: New Legal Issues and Regulatory Changes and Their Potential Impact on Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups
    (October 27, 2009) Speakers: Jane Pine Wood, Richard Cooper
    Order LIVE Recordings!

    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Important New Managed Care Contracting Trends, Issues, and Opportunities for Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups
    (September 17, 2009)
    Order LIVE Recordings!

    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Pathology and Radiology's Combined Future is Now at KU: How Integrated Breast Cancer Diagnostics are Improving Patient Care
    (August 19, 2009)
    Order LIVE Recordings!

    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Laboratory Managers: How to Become A Better Coach and Create a More Productive Working Environment in Your Lab
    (July 16, 2009)
    Order LIVE Recordings!

    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Laboratory and Pathology Mergers and Acquisition Activity: How Recent Sales and The Current Economy Could Impact the Value of Your Lab
    (June 16, 2009)
    Order LIVE Recordings!

    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Sure-Fire Methods to Slash Your Laboratory's Reference and Send-Out Testing Costs
    (May 14, 2009)
    Order LIVE Recordings!

    AUDIO CONFERENCE: How to Recruit and Retain the Best Med Techs
    (April 16, 2009)
    Order LIVE Recordings!

    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Creating Patient Requisition Forms That Dramatically Increase Market Share and Profitability
    (March 18, 2009)
    Order LIVE Recordings!

    AUDIO CONFERENCE: How to Improve Pathologist Compensation and Productivity for You and Your Lab
    (February 18, 2009)
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Building Customized Laboratory Test Reports That Create Brand Awareness and Client Loyalty for Your Laboratory
    (January 14, 2009)
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Managed Care Lab Contracting: How To Negotiate The Best Pricing And Terms For Your Lab
    (December 17, 2008)
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: How To Find And Eliminate All The Waste In Your Lab! Proven Techniques To Successfully Identify Waste In Your Laboratory—And Get Rid Of It For Good
    (November 13, 2008) Order LIVE Audio Recordings

    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Improving Lab Management Productivity: How To Evaluate Your Team And Stimulate Increased Performance And Profitability
    (October 21, 2008)
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: How Hospitals And Health System Labs Can Profit From New Must-Have Molecular Tests And Technologies
    (September 23, 2008)
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Increase Your Lab Revenue With Better Billing & Coding: How To Collect More Money While Slashing Collection Costs
    (August 26, 2008)
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Laboratory and Pathology Mergers & Acquisitions: Must-Have Essentials To Learn Before You Sell or Buy A Lab
    (July 30, 2008)
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    AUDIO CONFERENCE: Using Your Lab's Culture To Turbocharge Productivity & Profits: Changing Your Culture To Achieve Your Goals
    (May 6, 2008)
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    Editor-in-Chief, R. Michel is quoted in NEW YORK TIMES regarding recent laboratory "compliance scare". New York Times Article

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