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July 16, 2013 PRESS RELEASE
Clinical Laboratory Innovators in Lean Six Sigma will gather in New Orleans October 1-2, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas (July 16, 2013) — This fall, the clinical lab industry’s leaders in the use of Lean, Six Sigma, ISO 15189, and other process improvement methods will gather October 1-2, 2013 for the annual Lab Quality Confab and Performance Improvement Institute. The event will take place in historic New Orleans, at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel just steps from the famous French Quarter.
Now in its seventh year, Lab Quality Confab is the most widely attended meeting in the clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology industry, attracting attendees from countries all across the globe.
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August 29, 2012 PRESS RELEASE
Clinical Laboratory Innovat ors in Lean Six Sigma to Gather in San Antonio November 6-7, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas (August 29, 2012) - This fall, the clinical lab industry’s leaders in the use of Lean, Six Sigma, ISO 15189, and other process improvement methods will gather November 6-7, 2012 for the annual Lab Quality Confab and Performance Improvement Institute. The event will take place in San Antonio, Texas, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on the famous Riverwalk.
Now in its sixth year, Lab Quality Confab is the best-attended meeting in the clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology industry. It attracts attendees from countries all across the globe.
“Since its inception in 2007, the Lab Quality Confab has continually grown in both size and reputation,” said Robert L. Michel, founder of Lab Quality Confab and Editor-In-Chief of The Dark Report. “It is the one lab industry meeting where clinical laboratory managers and pathologists come together—not only to share their successful process improvement methods,
insights, and innovations—but to also gather the most accurate and practical information about how to use these performance improvement techniques in their laboratories.”
July 13, 2009 - Sunquest
The Dark Report’s Robert Michel on Predictive Medicine
Sunquest is pleased to feature the third in a three-part exclusive
interview series with Robert L. Michel, Editor-in-
Chief of the Dark Report and President of The Dark Intelligence
Group, Inc. Robert is an industry-renowned commentator, consultant,
author, editor, speaker and entrepreneur. He is also a leading expert
on the management of clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology
The topic for this interview is how hospital laboratories are preparing
to lead healthcare into the era of molecular diagnostics and predictive
What do you see as the impact in the next
five years of predictive medicine and technologies on the overall
healthcare industry and specifically for hospitals, laboratories,
pathologists and physicians?
Let’s start with laboratory medicine as a consultative resource
because that’s a critical factor in implementing predictive
medicine—particularly from the lab’s perspective. It’s
not news to laboratory professionals that pathologists, lab PhDs
and other skilled laboratory professionals understand when it is
timely in a patient’s life to order particular lab tests and
how to best develop a care plan to follow, as indicated by the test
Dark Report and Siemens Introduce the World's First Integrated Molecular
Molecular imaging advances are transforming the diagnosis tools
today. Thomas Miller, CEO of Siemens speaks at the first ever Molecular
Summit in Philadelphia. Miller will discuss Siemens' vision for
a new era in medicine, one enabled through integration of molecular
imaging, molecular diagnostics and informatics
Dark Report's Robert Michel Extrpolates Industry Trends
Robert Michel provides strategic advice to laboratories and companies
all over the globe. Find out more about Robert Michel and what you
might learn at his next laboratory meeting of the minds.
Dark Report's Robert Michel Extrpolates Industry Trends (2)
Robert Michel hosts or collaborates on several interesting global
gatherings of industry leaders. The Dark Report must bring his readers
intelligence about the increasingly global marketplace and the players
involved, so Robert finds the stories.
Consolidation Offers Many Local Benefits
Bringing together independent path groups can significantly increase
partner's income. An interview with Robert Michel on pathology consolidations
Dark Report Meeting Enlightens
(Clinical Lab Products Magazine)
The Executive War College in New Orleans every April or May is information
packed. One editor from CLP walks away with many new ideas about
the clinical pathology industry. Some of the best talks include
"Why new technologies and the Internet will fuel rapid changes
to the lab marketplace" and "Clinical pathology professional
services for which managed care companies will reimburse".
to learn more.
with TECHNIDATA America’s Jacques Baudin
Jacques Baudin, GM of TECHNIDATA sits down with Robert Michel to
discuss his global experience, laboratory software and middleware.
Laboratories CEO, Marc D. Grodman, M.D., Recognized With Laboratory
The Dark Report announces that Marc Grodman, MD is one of top "Mover
& Shaker" honorees among clinical laboratory industry leaders.
on revolution in personalised medicine caused by molecular diagnostics
New diagnostic tools and imaging advances to be discussed at this
year's Molecular Summit in Philadelphia this February. More information
about the event can be found at www.molecular-summit.com
News outlets online regarding Quest Diagnostics
and Vitamin D Testing Errors!
New York Times
Acknowledges Errors in Vitamin D Tests
Quest Diagnostics provided possibly erroneous results to thousands
of people who had their vitamin D levels tested in the last two
Lab Discloses Problem With Vitamin D Testing
"Last year, we did have an issue in a few of our labs that
affected a small minority of tests in those labs," Samuels
said in an interview this week. "We identified the problem
ourselves. We corrected the problem. We notified doctors and other
customers and offered free retesting."
Dumbest Things on Wall Street
We here at the Five Dumbest Research Lab aren't scientists, but
checking a patient's blood for Vitamin D doesn't seem all that difficult
sent out number of flawed Vitamin D test results
Testing problems were linked to a small percentage of the company's
labs, says Wendy Bost, a spokeswoman for Quest. The company is not
making public the locations where the mistakes occurred or saying
how many patients may have been affected. However, the pathology
publication The Dark Report, who's current issue drew attention
to the Quest case, suggests thousands of patients may have been
International Herald Tribune
lab acknowledges problem with vitamin D test
The company, Quest Diagnostics, has already sent letters to thousands
of doctors listing the patients who might have received "questionable"
test results and offering free re-tests. Typically the test costs
$100 to $200 or more.
Results on Some Vitamin D Tests
Jan. 8, 2009 -- Quest Diagnostics, a company that performs lab tests
for patients nationwide, says some of the vitamin D tests it conducted
in 2007 and part of 2008 yielded incorrect results.
in Vitamin D of Quest Acknowledges
The nation’s largest healing laboratory association supposing
presumably erring formula to thousands of people who had their vitamin
D levels tested in a final dual years, a association has acknowledged.
D test results in question
Quest Diagnostics provided possibly erroneous test results.
Diagnostics reports inaccurate vitamin D tests
Problems in "a few of our laboratories" led to erroneous
results on some tests performed from 2007 through the middle of
2008, said Gary Samuels, a spokesman for the Madison, N.J., company.
Kansas City Star
Diagnostics erroneously reported Vitamin D tests
Quest Diagnostics Inc., which acquired the former LabOne of Lenexa
in 2005, said it gave potentially inaccurate results to thousands
of people whose vitamin D levels were checked using a company test.
admits vitamin D errors
Vitamin D is the new black. Like oat bran and omega-3s, each once
the answer to any nutrition question, the answer these days is vitamin
D. It's hot.
Lab reveals problem
with vitamin D testing
Blood tests to check levels of vitamin D are on the rise because
of research showing a possible link between too little of the "sunshine
vitamin" and a higher risk of cancer or heart disease.
In Vitamin D Test at Quest Diagnostics
Thousands of doctors have been notified of potential inaccuracies
with vitamin D tests that they had ordered. For patients whose results
were questionable, Quest offered free retests.
Gluten Free Raleigh Blog
of Caution: Inaccurate Vitamin D tests at Quest Diagnostics Labs
If you have had your Vitamin D levels checked within the last 2
years at a Quest Diagnostics Lab then you may want to keep reading.
I think they may have been too busy counting the $5 Billion in sales
they had over the first nine months of 2008.
Says Nearly 10% Of Its Vitamin D Tests Were Inaccurate
The errors came about when Quest switched from an FDA-approved test
to "a new test of its own design," reports the New York
lab discloses problem with vitamin D testing - Health News
Dr. Wael Salameh, a senior medical official with Quest, said internal
monitoring picked up hints of a problem during the summer an "upward
trend" in the vitamin D levels being registered by some of
its tests. "That tipped us off," Salameh said.
acknowledges problems with test for vitamin-D levels
Quest's action is "the largest patient test recall I'm aware
of in my 20 years in the business," said Robert L. Michel,
the editor of The Dark Report, a newsletter for pathologists.
Acknowledges Errors in Vitamin D Tests
The incident also raises questions about vitamin D testing, which
has surged because studies have suggested that a deficiency of the
nutrient raises the risk of bone weakness, cancer, heart attacks,
autoimmune diseases and other diseases. Propelled by such research,
Quest and other major laboratory companies have reported test volumes
roughly doubling from one year to the next.
Problem with Inaccurate Vitamin D Results was First Reported by
The Dark Report
AUSTIN, Texas (January 12, 2009) - Last week, it was national news
when Quest Diagnostics Incorporated acknowledged it had reported
inaccurate Vitamin D tests on tens of thousands of patients during
2007-2008 and was conducting a patient recall/retest program. This
story was first uncovered and reported by the lab industry's reliable
source for lab business intelligence, The Dark Report, in its December
22, 2008 issue.