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5 ways to make your leadership come alive
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When leaders use their influence to overpower people for selfish gain, they become less effective. Good leaders understand that influence is power and that how they handle power will affect their impact and results. The more you understand influence, the better you are able to maximize it for the benefit of those you lead — which in turn benefits you as well. More



Free access to ThinkLab '11 Exhibit Hall
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Want to see the latest industry products and solutions? Register for free Exhibit Hall access. To take advantage of this offer, just register online and choose the "Exhibit Hall Only" registration option. You'll have access to the Exhibit Hall, featuring more than 150 exhibiting customers, at no cost!

Employers tell workers to get a move on
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Concerned about sedentary jobs, many offices find ways to add exercise to the workday. Some see it as an investment in workers' health care. Between the sheet-cake birthday parties and hours-long, cookie-fueled management meetings, office work has a way of undermining all our plans to live healthfully. More

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Want a job site that's tailored to your needs?
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Check out the CLMA Career Center, built specifically for clinical laboratory management professionals and view or post jobs like this:
  • Forensic Laboratories in Denver is currently searching for a Director of Operations
    The director of operations works closely with the support services manager, senior laboratory manager, laboratory director, and sales and marketing to meet client expectations and deliver quality laboratory services. In addition to criminal justice, Forensic Laboratories' services now include analysis of a large number of prescription drugs and their metabolites essential to the practice of pain management. The director of operations would be required to create and implement all strategies, policies, procedures and best practices needed to support the optimal performance of the laboratory.


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The 3 things that employees really care about
'Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders' via Fast Company    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Being a leader means energizing and motivating your team of direct reports to perform at a higher level. Again, there is no shortage of literature and advice on this issue, yet more managers get it wrong than right. There is no doubt that a motivated and energized workforce translates directly into a better bottom line. Furthermore, most managers want to keep their people motivated. More

Hospital CIOs pessimistic about pace of EHR adoption, as numbers show mixed story
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For all the excitement about hospital and physician adoption of electronic health record systems, many CIOs of the nation's leading health systems and hospitals are pessimistic about their organization's ability to meet "meaningful use" requirements by the year 2015. This is probably not news to most pathologists and clinical laboratory managers working in hospital laboratories. Generally, members of their medical laboratory team are usually part of every hospital's EHR implementation task force, since clinical laboratory test data makes up a significant portion of the typical patient health record. More

Why 'moral' people act unethically
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It's not a coincidence that moralistic individuals often behave unethically. Social psychological research suggests a causal relationship between feeling moral and acting immorally, findings that have important implications for the difficult task of instilling moral behavior in business leaders. More



4 hiring mistakes and how to prevent them
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Two out of three new hires will disappoint you, partly because 95 out of 100 of them exaggerated to get the job. These Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers are sobering, but they reflect hiring mistakes that could have been avoided. Here are four mistakes and some advice on how to avoid them. More

Healing the workplace
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We live in a stressful society, filled with uncertainty in the job market, the economy, competition and more stressors. A large percentage of employees admit to being unhappy with and psychologically disengaged from their jobs. Recent research shows that among the least happy and least engaged employees, the annual per-person cost of lost productivity due to sick days is more than $28,000, versus only $840 among the happiest and most engaged employees. More

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Bullying in the workplace
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A recent survey found that 1 in 4 employees felt they have experienced some form of bullying on the job. Women reported more cases of bullying in the workplace than men. More

1 way for hospitals to cut costs of tests
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Making physicians aware of the costs of blood tests can lower a hospital's daily bill for those tests by as much 27 percent, a new study suggests. It is common practice at hospitals to test patients' blood every day and it is wasting money and time, according to the study. More

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Patentability of diagnostic method claims
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The medical diagnostics field scored a key victory when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reaffirmed its prior holding in Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. v. Mayo Collaborative Services, ("Prometheus II"), finding in favor of patent eligibility of diagnostic applications based on what is known as the "machine or transformation" test. More
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Specimen Tracking and Courier Management

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