Increase in Reports of Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A cases in the United States almost tripled from 2016-2018 when compared with 2013-2015.  According to the CDC, the increase was not uniform throughout the country. 

Prior to the introduction of Hepatitis A vaccine in 1995, it was common to see incidence rates of 30,000 cases/year. ...

Commercial Drone Use Expands in Medical Care

Approximately 14 months ago, I published a piece “Drones Could Impact Laboratory Testing Sooner Than You Think”.  In the fall of 2017, US Department of Transportation announced an Unmanned Aircraft System pilot program to explore expansion of drone usage in the private sector. WakeMed Health and...

DISRUPTIVE FORCES IN HEALTH CARE – Will They Affect Your Lab?

 

In late January Amazon, Berkshire-Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced the formation of an independent healthcare company to provide “simplified high-quality and transparent health care at a reasonable cost”.  They indicated the new organization would be “free from profit-making incentives...

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