As the United States begins to address the impact of healthcare reform, global health systems are facing unprecedented challenges, including the economic burdens associated with rising costs, chronic diseases, and caring for aging populations. As a result, there is growing demand for greater quality and efficiency in the delivery of patient-care services. Laboratories worldwide are facing similar challenges, fueled by greater demand for diagnostic testing, shortages of trained technologists, new quality mandates for health providers, and changing reimbursement policies. The key challenge for medical testing laboratories of all sizes and their suppliers is to find innovative and cost-effective ways to improve testing efficiency, eliminate errors, conserve labor, and relieve workload pressures.
For U.S. Healthcare, Time Is Right for Laboratory Automation
Source: IVD Technology
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