The State of Sepsis CareWill Gains from Guideline Compliance Trump Procalcitonin?By Genna RollinsDelivering on improved sepsis outcomes requires tight coordination of healthcare teams. Find out how labs are participating as integral members of hospitals’ sepsis response teams and learn which lab tests are essential for reducing patient mortality.
Privacy in the Era of EHRsWhat’s the Lab’s Responsibility?By Bill MaloneBeginning this year, physicians and hospitals can begin cashing in on government incentives for deploying EHRs. Regulators have made it clear that lab data is a critical component; however, laboratorians will have to be aware of exactly how their data are used to avoid privacy pitfalls.
Online ExtraAACC Members Respond to Healthcare ReformSurvey Finds Mixed Bag of Angst, Approval, and Uncertainty
Fecal Occult Blood TestsLife Savers or Outdated Colorectal Screening Tools?By Callum G Fraser, PhDFecal tests, particularly those that detect occult blood, remain a favored screening modality for colorectal cancer. This article discusses the pros and cons of both traditional and newer fecal occult blood testing from a laboratory professional’s point of view.
AACC’s Expert AccessUnexpected Test Results: The Effects of Herbal Remedies Each month, AACC’s Expert Access Live Online Program features a different hot topic. Read excerpts from a Q&A with Amitava Dasgupta, PhD, DABCC, about unexpected laboratory test results and the effects of herbal remedies.
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