Executive War College attracts almost 900 attendees annually, and is the
pre-eminent gathering for leading lab executives, senior administrators, pathologists, and lab industry consultants and vendors! This conference provides you with an unmatched opportunity to gain recognition among the lab profession’s most accomplished leaders and innovators.

There’s no better opportunity to raise the profile of your company, while catching the attention of decision-makers actively looking for new products and solutions to advance their labs.

To discuss event sponsorship opportunities for 2019 Executive War College, contact Jill Pierce at jillp@amcnetwork.com

Thanks To Our 2018 Corporate Benefactors

The Dark Report and the Executive War College staff would like to extend a special thanks to our 2018 Benefactors, whose support contributed immensely to the success of our conference!

Change Healthcare is inspiring a better healthcare system. Working alongside our customers and partners, we leverage our software and analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled services to help them improve efficiency, reduce costs, increase cash flow and more effectively manage complex workflows.  Together, we are accelerating the journey toward improved lives and healthier communities. Learn more at www.changehealthcare.com.

As a nationwide leader in healthcare connectivity, ELLKAY has been committed to making interoperability happen for over a decade. We empower diagnostic laboratories with cutting-edge technologies and solutions that add value to their services, assist physicians in delivering better outcomes, and improve bottom lines. Since 2002, we have been connecting laboratories to EMR/PM systems, building a strong foundation of laboratory expertise, and growing our comprehensive knowledgebase of structured data and system connectivity. We offer laboratories solutions to increase revenue and market-share, including solutions for electronic orders and results, interfacing with EMRs, and cross-reference mapping, as well as connectivity to patient demographic and insurance information. With connectivity to over 600+ PM/EMR systems in 45,000+ physician practices, we are the healthcare industry’s “Data Plumbers.”


Lifepoint Informatics is the trusted leader in healthcare information technology, providing clinical integration solutions for hospital systems, clinical laboratories, diagnostic imaging centers, and accountable care organizations.  Built on a unified workflow platform, Lifepoint’s solutions interoperate seamlessly across multiple modalities, application layers, and end-user devices.  Lifepoint’s customers utilize a suite of data integration solutions, which facilitate health information exchange, enabling successful outreach connectivity, EMR/EHR integration, physician portal, and reporting between disparate clinical systems.

NovoPath, Inc. is a leading U.S.-based Lab Information Systems (LIS) company with over 25 years of experience serving the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Molecular and Genetic Testing, and Clinical Trials markets.  NovoPath’s clients include national and regional reference labs, university and teaching hospitals, regional and community hospitals, and specialty labs.  NovoPath’s mission is to provide unique and unparalleled solutions and services to all aspects of the Diagnostic Laboratory sector in a way that improves workflow, reduces the probability of human error, ensures results accuracy for greater patient safety, protects patient confidentiality, and above all, produces more precise and informative diagnostic outcomes.

roche-logo_250Roche 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.

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Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. provides diagnostic informatics solutions to more than 1,700 laboratories globally. Since 1979, Sunquest has helped laboratories and healthcare organizations across the world enhance efficiency, improve patient care, and optimize financial results. Sunquest’s laboratory information and interoperability solutions enable world-class lab capabilities, including multi-site, multi-disciplinary support for complex anatomic, molecular and genetic testing, and engagement with physicians and patients outside the hospitals at the point-of-care. Headquartered in Tucson, AZ, with offices in Boston, London, Dubai and Bangalore, Sunquest is a global leader in healthcare information technology.


TELCOR provides revenue cycle solutions based on the premise that every laboratory needs to get paid for the work they do in the most efficient manner. Our solutions provide labs unparalleled visibility to its billing and revenue cycle data allowing labs to identify trends and make sound business decisions. This visibility is key to increasing collections and minimizing operating costs thus positively impacting profitability.  With multiple billing and revenue cycle solutions, each using our software designed specifically for labs, we have a solution for laboratories of any type or size.

Xifin-Logo-250XIFIN is a healthcare information technology company that leverages diagnostic information to improve the quality and economics of healthcare. The company’s cloud-based technology facilitates connectivity and workflow automation for accessing and sharing clinical and financial diagnostic data, linking healthcare stakeholders in the delivery and reimbursement of care. To learn more, visit www.XIFIN.com or follow XIFIN on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Thanks To Our 2018 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 contributed greatly to the success of our 2018 event.

Quadax logoAt Quadax we truly form a partnership with our clients to provide a complete revenue cycle solution with expertise focused on patient access, claims, reimbursement, denials, and appeals management and business analytics. Quadax BPO solutions deploy our experienced team of specialists to utilize our software to fulfill your billing and reimbursement needs. Alternatively, your billing teams can employ our SaaS solutions via the secure Quadax cloud. Whether looking for software, services, or a mix of both, we collaborate with you to learn your business, consult with your staff, and provide configurable software and customized solutions. To learn more, visit www.quadax.com or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Thermo Fisher Scientificthermo-fisher-logo is the world leader in serving science.  Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.  Through our Thermo Scientific, Fisher Healthcare Applied Biosystems and Ion Torrent brands, we help customers accelerate innovation and enhance productivity.  Thermo Fisher Scientific supplies innovative solutions for the world’s medical diagnostics industry.  With applications that span a wide range of clinical laboratory operations – from chromatography and mass spectrometry solutions, to anatomical pathology equipment and consumables, to fully automated analyzers and reagents for allergy and autoimmunity, genetic analysis including next-generation sequencing (NGS), clinical chemistry and specialty testing – we have access to over 550,000 clinical products from top suppliers and provide a broad range of products and services.

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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. provides labs with advanced instrument technology and robust automation platforms for hematology, flow cytometry, hemostasis, urinalysis, information systems, and molecular diagnostics.  With Sysmex as your partner, there’s a commitment to innovation that impacts all aspects of managing your laboratory-clinical, operational, and financial.  Discover what makes Sysmex the smarter choice and sets our integrated diagnostics solution apart from every other brand.

USHealthtek logoU.S. HealthTek is your full-service laboratory IT consulting company. Each service-focused team member has extensive lab experience that allows them to start on Day 1 knowing first-hand what your daily challenges are. In addition to our project management and consulting services, we offer products designed to meet the specific needs of our clients, from Data Solutions like test mapping, coding, and translations, to Business Solutions like supply ordering, client relationship management, an online directory of services, and more. When you combine these exceptional products with our unmatched service, you’ll see why we deliver results, time after time. Read testimonials, meet our team and learn more at USHealthTek.com.

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LabMetrics provides advanced, quality laboratory and healthcare consulting. Our team of experts has the breadth and depth of knowledge to scale services to meet the unique goals and needs of our clients. We deliver services and solutions that keep our clients competitive and profitable in this fast-changing marketplace. For more information visit us at www.labmetrics.com or call 855.452.2638.

ups logoWhen UPS® transports a specimen, It’s a Patient, not a Package®.  We start with optimized clinician on-boarding and a portal designed to streamline pick-ups and signal your lab that a specimen is ready.  Critical shipments receive enhanced monitoring and intervention with UPS Proactive Response® while reaching your lab earlier improves turn-around-time.

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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hc1.com® the #1 healthcare CRM company, is dedicated to unlocking answers to healthcare’s biggest challenges. The hc1 platform has been adopted across more than 1,200 leading lab, post acute care, and health systems who leverage its award-winning healthcare CRM and analytics capabilities to drive profitable growth. By tapping into the vast amount of clinical and business data it has amassed, hc1 also offers actionable insight that fosters better public health. The company has received accolades from Gartner Research, was named “Best Healthcare CRM” by Frost & Sullivan, and is the top rated solution in the KLAS Healthcare CRM report.

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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.

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is a medical society serving more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care. The CAP accredits more than 7,800 laboratories in more than 50 countries and serves approximately 20,000 laboratories that are enrolled in the CAP’s proficiency testing programs.

4medica Logo4medica‘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.

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.

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

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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 continues to help member laboratories navigate changes in the U.S. healthcare system. One of the key activities NILA is currently engaged in involves efforts to persuade Congress and CMS to improve the methodology for calculating the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) rates, particularly by making the rates representative of the entire laboratory market.

Joint Venture Hospital logoJoint Venture Hospital Laboratories (JVHL) network comprises over 120 hospital and health system affiliated laboratories located in Michigan, northern Ohio and Indiana.  Partnering with over 20 health plans, JVHL provides quality convenient laboratory services close to home.  JVHL is the preferred laboratory network for the Blue Care Network of Michigan.  To learn more, visit www.jvhl.org for more information including our patient service center locator link.

Psyche 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.

Cleveland Clinic logoCleveland Clinic Laboratories is a full-service, national reference laboratory dedicated to providing world-class care. Our laboratories offer high-quality, clinically impactful pathology and laboratory diagnostics services combined with readily available consultation from experienced pathologists and laboratory scientists.  We share one goal: to provide world-class reference laboratory services and outstanding customer care.

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.

PerianDX logoPierianDx is the leading genomics technology provider that enables precision medicine programs for healthcare organizations by offering solutions to accelerate molecular testing and results delivery. Our cloud-based, integrated platform,  the Clinical Genomics WorkSpace (CGW)™, simplifies the process of translating complex genomic data into patient-specific diagnosis and treatments by creating streamlined workflow, accurate variant identification, clinical interpretation and reporting. The PierianDx platform is powered by the Clinical Genomics KnowledgeSpace™, the most robust knowledge base in the industry that cultivates and curates billions of biomedical findings and shared customer clinical interpretations of genomic variants.

the-dark-report-logoTHE DARK REPORT is a periodic clinical laboratory intelligence report founded in 1995 by R. Lewis Dark, publisher emeritus. The publication reports news about the latest facts and trends that affect medical laboratories of all kinds, clinical lab news, anatomic lab news, molecular lab news and more. The Dark Group, Inc., and The Dark Report Intelligence Service provide intelligence and strategic market analysis exclusive to CEOs, CFOs, COOs, pathologists, pathology groups, senior laboratory executives, and investment professionals. The Editor-in-Chief is Robert Michel. Become a member today.


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