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Managing Medullary Thyroid Cancer

A task force recently updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of medullary thyroid cancer for the first time since the original guidelines were issued in 2009.

TOP AACC ARTERY DISCUSSIONS

Why EMRs Are Terrible

An AACC member shared a New York Times article about how electronic medical records (EMRs) have hindered, rather than helped, the delivery of healthcare, and asked for other AACC members’ take on it.

One member agreed with the article’s insight that healthcare providers need to work much closer with software developers to create user-centered EMRs and reach the Holy Grail of: “A technology that physicians suddenly can’t live without.”

AACC’S ONLINE COMMUNITY

Connect With Your Laboratory Medicine Colleagues

AACC Artery is an online community where AACC members can engage with each other to find answers to questions, share knowledge, and refine ideas about scientific practice and research issues, lab management, and career advancement.

PATIENT CARE

AACC’s Lab Tests Online is the premier online patient resource on lab testing. Developed in collaboration with 16 other laboratory associations, Lab Tests Online effectively educates patients and their loved ones about their lab tests. At the same time, the peer-reviewed site teaches users about the critical role that laboratory testing plays in the practice of medicine. The site is used regularly by laboratorians, physicians, and other medical professionals who need to quickly confirm their understanding of a test or who seek help in talking about testing with their patients. Lab Tests Online has been translated and adapted by 16 partner sites around the globe.

About AACC

AACC is a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare. Our leadership in education, advocacy and collaboration helps lab professionals adapt to change and do what they do best: provide vital insight and guidance so patients get the care they need.