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    ASCP and the Association for Pathology Informatics Forge Alliance for Mutual Benefits

    March 07, 2013
    ASCP and the Association for Pathology Informatics (API) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) effective March 7 to collaborate on education, advocacy, and membership strategies to the mutual benefit of members from both organizations. Informatics has become an increasingly relevant component for the future of pathology and laboratory medicine. This strategic alliance enables each society to gain from each other’s areas of expertise. Read more
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    Lab Management University Ends ‘Baptism by Fire’ for New Lab Managers

    March 04, 2013
    When John Baci, MBA, CPM, began his career as a laboratory professional nearly 30 years ago, there were very few formal programs available to teach laboratory management skills as his career progressed. He learned from colleagues to develop budgets, measure laboratory productivity, and manage operations, staff, and existing laboratory procedures and protocols. Read more
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    ePolicy News March 2013

    March 01, 2013
    Ready … Set … Sequester …
    As almost everyone knows by now, the Sequester—the $85 billion in across-the-board automatic spending cuts in federal spending—went into effect on March 1. These cuts will affect every sector of the economy, and health care is no exception. While many elected officials in Washington, D.C., have stated publicly they do not support the cuts, Congress does not appear to be poised to reverse these cuts at this time. Many U.S. House Republicans have indicated they are reluctant to reverse the cuts, even if they impose harsh cuts in defense spending. Read more