Thanks To Our Corporate Benefactors

The Dark Report and the Executive War College staff would like to extend a special thanks to our 2017 Benefactors, whose support contributes immensely to the success of our conference.  Please extend warm greetings when you meet them at the event!


Atlas Medical is a trusted provider of outreach and multi-lab test sharing connectivity solutions that support the continuum of care.  With more than 26 years’ experience in pre- and post-analytic diagnostic testing workflow, we provide our customers with peace of mind-delivering expertise & creative solutions to help solve their interoperability & business problems, on time and within budget.  Our customers include hospital outreach labs, centers of excellence, multi-lab networks, reference labs and other diagnostic facilities. Our solutions are patient-centric focused, and address the challenges diagnostic testing facilities are facing today.

BD-logo-2016BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD leads in patient and health care worker safety and the technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. The company provides innovative solutions that help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures, optimize respiratory care and support the management of diabetes.

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics develops clinical diagnostic products that help advance and optimize the clinical laboratory. Beckman Coulter’s instruments, systems and tests help streamline processes to enhance efficiency, reduce costs and expedite the delivery of results. For 80 years, Beckman Coulter has been a global leader devoted to providing solutions to laboratories of all sizes, offering a broad portfolio of chemistry, immunoassay, hematology, urinalysis, microbiology, automation and information systems. Beckman Coulter is dedicated to advancing healthcare for every person and moving science, innovation and the lab forward.

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 is a leading provider of software and analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled services all designed to enable smarter healthcare. By leveraging our Intelligent Healthcare Network™ – the single largest financial and administrative network in the United States healthcare system – payers, providers and pharmacies are able to improve efficiency, reduce costs, increase cash flow and more effectively manage complex workflows.

lifepoint-logo-250Lifepoint Informatics is the trusted leader in healthcare information technology shaping the healthcare technology market with uncomplicated clinical integration, health information exchange, and data interoperability solutions for hospitals, health systems, clinical laboratories, diagnostic imaging, health insurers and accountable care organizations.  Built on a unified workflow platform, our solutions interoperate seamlessly across multiple modalities, application layers, and end-user devices.  Lifepoint customers love our clear, user friendly data integration solutions that facilitate health information exchange, enable successful outreach connectivity, EMR integration, EHR interfacing, physician portal, and quality reporting among disparate clinical systems.


Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalized healthcare-a strategy that aims to fit the right treatment to each patient in the best way possible.

Siemens HealthineersSiemens Healthineers develops innovations that support better patient outcomes with greater efficiencies, giving providers the confidence they need to meet the clinical, operational and financial challenges of a changing healthcare landscape.  As a global leader in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, and healthcare information technology, we have a keen understanding of the entire patient care continuum-from prevention and early detection to diagnosis and treatment.

Slone Partners is a premier executive search firm that specializes in recruitment for the diagnostics, life sciences, clinical trials, contract research, healthcare information technology, and laboratory testing industries. Since 2000, Slone Partners has been chosen by innovative, world-class organizations to fill key positions with the best industry talent.

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Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. provides diagnostic and laboratory information systems to more than 1,700 laboratories. For the past 30 years, Sunquest has delivered solutions that optimize financial results, enhance efficiency and improve the quality of patient care. The company’s pathology-focused mission, outreach awareness and point of care solutions establish Sunquest as a leader in the healthcare technology industry. Headquartered in Tucson, AZ, Sunquest also has offices in the United Kingdom and India.


TELCOR’s Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) operates on the premise that every laboratory needs to get paid for the work they do in the most efficient manner. Increasing collections, minimizing operating costs and having unparalleled data visibility to properly manage revenue cycle are the only ways laboratories can assure optimum profitability with continued downward pressure on test pricing.  TELCOR sets the standard for revenue cycle management solutions. Using flexible, user-friendly configuration options, laboratories will increase collections and reduce expenses making a significant positive impact on profitability.  Executives have access to real-time data to make decisions and access analytics that power profitability.

XIFIN Connected Health Logo 250XIFIN is a healthcare IT company that leverages diagnostic information to improve the quality and economics of healthcare. With an unsurpassed technological and financial foundation and extensive industry expertise, XIFIN enables diagnostic providers to improve their financial control, increase reimbursement, and collaborate with patients, providers, and payors via the exchange and management of key healthcare images, data, and reports. Enterprise-class business intelligence goes beyond transactional summaries to deliver accurate, actionable, auditable, information that puts a finger on your organization’s pulse. XIFIN delivers the visibility and control you need to perform in today’s challenging healthcare environment.  To learn more, visit or follow XIFIN on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Thanks To Our 2017 Sponsors

The Dark Report and the Executive War College staff would also like to extend a special thanks and wish to acknowledge the valuable support provided by those who sponsored speakers, sessions, and services that contribute immensely to the success of our 2017 event.

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The hc1® Healthcare Relationship Cloud® enables health systems, diagnostic labs, post acute care, and ancillary service providers to grow profitably and deliver amazing service. hc1 has been adopted across more than 1,000 healthcare locations around the globe, including Cleveland Clinic, Alere, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Sonic Healthcare. The company has received accolades from Gartner Research, was named “Best Healthcare CRM” by Frost & Sullivan, and is included in the KLAS Healthcare CRM Report 2016. To learn more about hc1, please visit and follow us on Twitter @hc1_HRM, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Quadax logoAt Quadax we solve revenue cycle complexity-combining smart technology with superior support and services. We understand your lab’s unique challenges and have expert solutions optimized to deliver maximum reimbursement. We are experts at incorporating the balance and needs of patients, providers, and payers.  With our premier software, hosted within our secure cloud, we turn valuable data into actionable insights to help laboratories overcome reimbursement obstacles and achieve their financial objectives. We support your goal of patient advocacy while optimizing your revenue cycle operation. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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As healthcare consolidates and diagnostic testing is offered closer to the patient, laboratories need a strategic, long-term informatics partner and integration expert that understands the changing environment and supports the lab’s role in patient care throughout.  Orchard‘s Laboratory Information Systems are utilized by laboratories across the country – including all types and sizes of physician groups, clinics, hospitals, and reference laboratories. Orchard’s success comes from our focus on the laboratory and our commitment to partner with our customers to develop, deliver, integrate, and support the very best lab information systems. Learn more about Orchard’s POCT management and integration tool –  Orchard® Trellis™.

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Sysmex America, Inc. (Lincolnshire, Illinois) the U.S. headquarters of Sysmex Corporation (Kobe, Japan), is a trusted world leader in clinical laboratory systemization and solutions that optimize the clinical utility, operational efficiency and financial performance of the lab.  Sysmex America distributes and supports a diversified portfolio of best-in-class automated in vitro diagnostic hematology, coagulation and urinalysis analyzers, reagents and information systems for laboratories and healthcare facilities as well as a flow cytometry portfolio (For Research Use Only).

USHealthtek logoU.S. HealthTek is your laboratory industry-specific IT consulting company. Each service-oriented team member has over 20 years of laboratory experience and understands the challenges labs face today.  In addition to our project management experience, we offer a suite of products designed specifically to meet the needs of our laboratory clients, including supply ordering, client relationship management, a directory of services creator and a task tracker.  When these exceptional products are combined with our expert services, our clients have the tools necessary to survive and thrive in today’s ever-changing marketplace.

ELLKAY empowers diagnostic laboratories with cutting-edge technologies and solutions that improve their bottom lines, increase sales, and attract and retain clients. With connectivity to over 500+ PM/EMR systems in 30,000+ physician practices, we’ve become a nationwide leader providing system and data connectivity across the healthcare industry. Learn more at or call (201) 791-0606.

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LabMetrics provides advanced, quality laboratory consulting and healthcare services through their experienced, professional associates, industry-leading subject matter experts and business partners. We differentiate ourselves from the competition by focusing on the integration of traditional management consulting (business, financial and operations) with information technology and automation, delivering services and solutions that help our clients remain competitive and profitable in this fast changing marketplace.

As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. Laboratory accreditation programs include CAP 15189, accrediting laboratories to the ISO 15189 standard. CAP 15189 aims to reduce risk, optimize performance, lower costs, and provide proof of an integrated quality management system throughout all parts of an organization that interact with the laboratory. For more information about the CAP, read the CAP Annual Report at

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4medica’s cloud-based interoperability and clinical interfacing solutions provide real-time access to patient centric, clinically integrated data from multiple care-setting sources. Our lab, pathology, radiology and hospital ADT connectivity platform is fully integrated within the 4medica web-based provider portal, and well known for its sophisticated test ordering and reporting capabilities.  Our advanced Clinical Data Exchange (CDX) clearinghouse platform helps commercial labs, specialty labs, hospitals, outpatient facilities, and physicians clinically integrate to reduce costs, eliminate data entry errors, and improve care coordination at the point of decision.

Psyche logo 2011Psyche Systems Corporation is a private, profit-driven software company that has focused exclusively on delivering laboratory information software to hospitals, clinics, reference and private labs since 1976. This unwavering focus on serving our core customer base enables Psyche to maintain strong customer loyalty while delivering high quality products and services at a competitive price. Psyche Systems’ laboratory information software are best-of-breed products designed to meet the specific needs of anatomic pathology, cytology, histology, dermatopathology, GI, clinical, toxicology, microbiology and molecular laboratories.

Rhodes Group is a healthcare company that brings together software, clinical, financial, and operational expertise to help our clients succeed. With deep industry experience and leadership, our software and services help:

  • Optimize traditional services – reducing costs, improving efficiency, and maximizing revenue
  • Unlock data – enabling sophisticated analysis across clinical, operational and financial domains to leverage your data and turn insight into action.
  • Offer new services such as population health – improving patient care and lowering overall cost-of-care

Rhodes Group is the glue that connects your systems and turns data into success. For more information, visit

SCC Soft Computer is a leading LIS vendor at the forefront of laboratory, genetics, outreach, and blood services information systems software development. Committed to supplying innovative technologies to meet the needs of each of their clients, SCC offers full suites of Web-enabled laboratory and genetics information management system solutions.

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Visiun Inc., is the leading provider of performance analytics to the laboratory industry with hundreds of laboratories installed across the nation.  Performance Insight™, Visiun’s flagship product, provides laboratory managers with a comprehensive suite of analytics covering turnaround time, workflow, productivity, quality, test and blood product utilization, anatomic pathology, and many other areas key to operational efficiency in the laboratory.  Compatible with every major LIS on the market, Performance Insight provides laboratory management with the business intelligence and analytics to help their teams monitor key service commitments, delivering immediate improvements in performance, efficiency, and quality.

ups logoUPS understands what labs are most concerned about. That’s why UPS offers a range of services that can protect patient specimens and help ensure they arrive safely-and earlier, for optimum stability. At the same time, laboratories are looking for opportunities to increase efficiency. With speed and spending increasingly being key criteria for your clinicians, you need to find more ways to streamline, simplify, and shorten turnaround time-without increasing costs. That’s where the right specimen logistics provider can deliver an edge that keeps you competitive-and efficiency that can deliver results without compromising integrity. Learn more United Problem Solvers.

arup-200As a nonprofit, academic institution, ARUP believes in collaborating, sharing knowledge, and contributing to laboratory science in ways that benefit our clients and their patients. Our UM+ program helps clients control utilization, reduce costs, and improve patient care. ARUP’s test menu is one of the broadest in the industry, encompassing more than 3,000 tests, including highly specialized and esoteric assays. We offer comprehensive testing in the areas of genetics, molecular oncology, pediatrics, and pain management, among others.

NovoPath™ offers an easy-to-use, affordable, Anatomic and Molecular Laboratory Information System with Flow Cytometry and Cytogenetics Modules for a comprehensive system on one platform.  Large and small laboratories across the world utilize the Lean Process Management, Specimen Tracking and Dashboard Modules to monitor activity, improve patient safety and productivity while reducing turn-around time and costs.  NovoPath utilizes HL7, API, XML technologies to integrate to lab software and hardware such as Whole Slide Scanners.  NovoPath is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.  The intuitive case centric MS Windows application allows for quick adoption regardless of your computer skill level.

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The National Independent Laboratory Association (NILA) is a national trade association for community, regional, and health system clinical laboratories. NILA serves as a platform for laboratory owners and senior executives (CEO, COO, President, Vice-President, etc.) to share business expertise, focus on legislative and regulatory issues, work together to address industry concerns, and to improve the operations of NILA’s member laboratories. NILA currently is working on the private payor data reporting requirements in the PAMA regulations; FDA oversight of LDTs; coding/pricing for definitive drug testing; and navigating changes in the U.S. healthcare system under the Trump Administration.

EMR-Link from Liaison is a cloud-based lab and radiology outreach solution. Used by over 30,000 clinicians at over 2,000 practices with over 400 labs, it integrates your lab with any EHR system, deploys rapidly, creates clean and complete lab orders, and sends patient-friendly lab reports to the patient portal.  And because of recently signed partnerships, 80% of all U.S. long-term care facilities receive lab results via the EMR-Link hub.  For more information, visit

PAML, LLC, a healthcare solutions company with a focus in diagnostics, is headquartered in Spokane, WA. One of the top reference laboratories in the country, PAML is also nationally recognized for their innovations in clinical diagnostics and is an industry leader in joint venture partnerships with community-based hospitals because of their expertise in developing cutting-edge laboratory management systems, including state-of-the-art automation and support services.

Halfpenny Technologies is a leading provider of healthcare interoperability solutions that enable meaningful clinical data exchange. Our cloud-based, fully-managed solutions provide clinicians, labs, hospitals, pharmacies, accountable care organizations (ACOs), health plans, and health information exchanges (HIEs) with a secure, vendor-neutral infrastructure that supports care coordination, care management, regulatory requirements and data analysis within and between healthcare organizations.

CareEvolve, a leading provider of laboratory outreach solutions, is now an ELLKAY company. With this recent acquisition, the ELLKAY-CareEvolve team will provide stronger, more robust solutions that cater to the specific needs of regional and hospital outreach markets. The CareEvolve portal and interfaces power routine clinical, AP, genomics, toxicology, and other types of laboratories, providing electronic clinical workflow support between the point of care and laboratory. CareEvolve provides its laboratory customers with a broad range of features supporting the needs of physician offices, hospitals, long-term-care facilities, and patient-service-center workflows.

Grifols Diagnostic Solutions produces analyzers, reagents and instrumentation to provide accurate and reliable test results for specialists in the fields of immunohematology, hemostasis and immunology. Grifols blood typing solutions provide a scalable solution to address the needs of transfusion services from major university medical center to critical access hospitals.

True Health Diagnostics is a health services company, providing innovative clinical services and diagnostic information to help people live longer, healthier lives. The company specializes in earlier-stage prevention and diagnosis of chronic disease, including cardiovascular, diabetes, cancer, genetic disorders and a range of metabolic conditions. True Health is a trusted partner of medical professionals because we help them obtain accurate and necessary diagnoses that can improve patient care. True Health is headquartered in Frisco, Texas, with operations across the country.

GlycoMarkGlycoMark is the only clinically available blood test that specifically indicates recent hyperglycemia. It is a CE-marked and FDA cleared test that provides quantitative measurement of 1,5-anhydroglucitol (1,5-AG) in serum or plasma, for intermediate-term monitoring of glycemic control in people with diabetes.

LuminateHealth LogoLuminate Health provides labs and healthcare providers with a digital platform for their patients to access and understand their lab results.  It is the only solution that combines patient engagement with health analytics, to close gaps at home and at the point of care.  Luminate Health empowers patients to actively manage their health, while helping labs and providers differentiate their services, and improve patient care.


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