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    Mobile App Makes Studying Easier for ASCP BOC Certification

    April 26, 2013
    A mobile app is now available so that medical laboratory students can download questions from the fifth edition ASCP BOC Study Guide on their iPhone or Android phones. “The mobile phone goes everywhere with our students and is used as a versatile communication device,” says Kathleen “Kay” Doyle, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, who served for many years on the ASCP BOC Board of Governors.   Read more
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    Appropriate Test Utilization Takes Center Stage at ASCP 2013

    April 16, 2013
    Too often convenience overrides common sense in health care. Clinicians may order a laboratory test instead of performing a complete patient history and a physical examination. However, many times it is preferable for clinicians to actually gather the “non-test information up front,” says Lee Hilborne, MD, MPH, FASCP, DLM(ASCP)CM, who will moderate a general session at the ASCP 2013 Annual Meeting, Sept. 18–20, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Read more
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    Are Smart Phones Smart Enough for Patient Care?

    April 15, 2013
    Traveling in China, Mark Tuthill, MD, FASCP, checks his iPhone and discovers a digital pathology slide of one of his patients from the United States. The hypothetical scenario illustrates the unprecedented level of access to healthcare data that is now available in today’s digital era, according to Dr. Tuthill, Director of Pathology Informatics at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. Read more