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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
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    Siemens–ASCP Scholarships Provide Students with a Lifeline to Education

    February 20, 2013
    One student in the histotechnology program at the University of Texas in Houston was close to withdrawing from his studies when he received a Siemens–ASCP scholarship for $1,000. Those funds kept him in the program until graduation. Another student had changed from a full-time to a part-time job as a medical laboratory technician. Three months into the histotechnology program, the employer laid off the student. Fortunately, the student had just received the $1,000 Siemens–ASCP scholarship and had a financial buffer to find another part-time job. Read more