San Diego-based epidemiologist and former Hamilton resident speaks at McMaster about the danger of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, and how to fight them.
Closer to home, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a hot topic in the clinical pathology peer-reviewed literature, at meetings and training courses, and among bloggers.
The jargon around AI can be intimidating and confusing for laboratory managers and leaders. Perhaps we could all help ourselves by becoming familiar with certain basic concepts and definitions. For the purpose of this article, we have framed these basics into 11 questions, with the aim of demystifying AI.
A new, simpler blood test helps screen for disease with HIV and syphilis tests next, says Indigenous agency.
Medical laboratories that develop appropriate clinical strategies may find opportunities to leverage several new technologies expected to have a big impact on providers.
Now, technology is helping laboratories to increase efficiency through automating highly repetitive tasks to reduce the incidence of human error. Storing and accessing data in one place, creating contingencies and filing all relevant documentation within context can save time and money, and assure data integrity.
Two novel blood assays demonstrated efficacy in detecting various cancer types at different disease stages, according to results of two studies presented at ASCO Breakthrough in Bangkok.
Hiring competent personnel is the first step to successfully filling positions in a laboratory. The next measure to ensure that person’s expertise can be fully utilized and integrated into the existing environment involves providing an onboarding experience that gets new hires up to speed efficiently. Setting up rigorous, interesting, and ongoing onboarding programs can lead to higher retention of quality employees, and thus, fewer turnovers for a lab or organization.
High-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) testing is more sensitive than cytology for the detection of cervical cancer and its precursors. However, limited and inconsistent data are available about the efficacy of the combination of these two methods for screening cervical adenocarcinoma.
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