Executive War College attracts more than 950 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 2021 Executive War College, contact Jim Whitehurst at jwhitehurst@darkreport.com

Thanks To Our 2020 Corporate Benefactors

The Dark Report and the Executive War College staff would like to extend a special thanks to our 2020 Benefactors, whose support contributes immensely to the success of our 2020 conference!

Change HealthcareChange 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.  Our Clinical Exchange is a connectivity solution for healthcare systems that want to speed workflow with efficient, electronic order generation and results delivery between laboratories, hospitals, and physician practices.  Together, we are accelerating the journey toward improved lives and healthier communities. Learn more at www.changehealthcare.com.

Proscia logoProscia is pushing labs past the limits of traditional tools with its Concentriq® digital pathology platform and pipeline of AI applications. Operating at the center of the modern digital laboratory, these technologies are transforming the economics and practice of pathology, putting the power of modern, data-centric medicine to work in the fight against cancer.

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.

Xifin-Logo-250XIFIN is a health information technology company that leverages diagnostic information to improve the quality and economics of healthcare. Our cloud-based platform offers real-time connectivity, workflow automation, data exchange, and actionable insights through our revenue cycle management, laboratory information systems, precision medicine informatics, and digital pathology consultation solutions. Optimize high volume and complex testing labs and improve financial performance and visibility with XIFIN. To learn more, visit www.XIFIN.com or follow XIFIN on Twitter and LinkedIn, or subscribe to the XIFIN blog.

MedSpeedMedSpeed Logo® provides intra-company logistics – a strategic approach to same-day transportation, the movement of specimens and other materials that move within and outside of a lab/health system. It’s called  healthcare intra-company logistics because of the analytics and other advanced tools used to create a logistical layer that can be leveraged for a higher quality, better connected, technology-enhanced network that produces greater organization-wide value and enhances patient care. With 130+ locations in 29 states, MedSpeed is the market-leading organization that is changing the way the healthcare industry views transportation by leveraging it to help organizations integrate, scale and operate more effectively.


Inpeco is a global leader in clinical laboratory automation and sample traceability, designing cutting-edge solutions for both outside and inside the clinical labs, to achieve process improvements while simplifying the biological sample processing. Our transportation solutions inside the labs streamline the testing process and deliver faster turnaround time, higher safety, and overarching workflow control. The Inpeco FlexLab solution for total lab automation offers real openness, to provide hospitals and laboratories the freedom to connect analyzers from different suppliers (over 50 available) and to extend the open approach to the largest possible portion of samples to be analyzed (10 analytical specialties). We believe that clinical labs can boost their contribution to modern medicine by enhancing the trustworthiness of samples, through this certified tracking of their diagnostic journey.


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.


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 700+ PM/EMR systems in 55,000+ physician practices, we’ve become a nationwide leader providing system and data connectivity across the healthcare industry. Learn more at ELLKAY.com or call (201) 791-0606.


Thanks To Our 2020 Sponsors

The Dark Report and Executive War College would also like to extend a big thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!


Gistia Healthcare™ is transforming the future of healthcare as the leading provider of a data-driven analytics platform and consulting services for providers. Using innovative AI and machine learning technology, we uncover intelligence in data that healthcare organizations need to make optimal business decisions about clinical, financial, and payer outcomes. 


hc1, the leader in cloud-based high-value care solutions, improves lives by ensuring the right patient gets the right test and the right prescription at the right time. By transforming lab data into personalized healthcare insights, our solutions enable healthcare organizations to deliver on the promise of optimized prescribing and high-value care.

Gestalt DiagnosticsGestalt Diagnostics logo is a private, profit-driven software company who has developed PathFlow, an enterprise software platform specifically designed to bring the benefits of digital workflow to pathologists and pathology laboratories. This product was originally developed, by what is now Gestalt’s team, to support a fully digital reading platform for radiology. The radiology platform is used in leading hospitals across the United States and supports more than 15 million studies annually.  Gestalt has expanded and redesigned this proven, robust solution to work in the laboratory space – engineered for the unique needs and workflow of pathologists.

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, or subscribe to the XIFIN blog.

Joint Venture Hospital Laboratories (JVHL)Joint 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.

MintzMINTZ logo, established in 1933, is a versatile Am Law 100 law firm with 500 lawyers serving clients worldwide. Applying a cross-disciplinary team approach, we bring attorneys from many different yet complementary areas together to address the rapidly changing legal and regulatory requirements of a wide variety of industries, including Health Care; Life Sciences; Technology; Financial Services; Energy Technology; and many others. Our major practice areas include Antitrust; Bankruptcy & Restructuring; Corporate & Securities; Employment, Labor & Benefits; Environmental Law; Health Law; Intellectual Property; Litigation; Public Finance; Real Estate; and Tax.

Cleveland Clinic LaboratoriesCleveland Clinic Laboratories logo 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.

COLA LOGOIn 1993 COLA was granted deemed status by CMS to provide laboratory accreditation.  As a leading laboratory accreditor in the United States, COLA is the only laboratory accreditation provider that operates its accreditation program in accordance with a quality management system certified to ISO 9001:2015.  This means we offer our customers a unique, standardized program and staff dedicated to satisfaction and laboratory quality.  Our surveyors and technical advisors are guided by a coaching approach and uncomplicated quality engineered processes.  Laboratories of all types and sizes are evaluated and mentored to produce accurate test results and meet CLIA regulations.

Sysmex America, Inc.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.

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At Quadax we truly form a partnership with our clients. Combining a suite of software-enabled services with industry best practices, we empower clients to drive costs out of the healthcare revenue cycle. By automating the highly complex workflow associated with revenue cycle management, Quadax is the only partner in the industry delivering full integration, customization without custom development work, value-based billing and accounts receivable systems, revenue cycle management services, and electronic transaction management systems. Whether looking for software, services, or a mix of both, we collaborate with you to learn your business, consult with your staff, and provide a complete revenue cycle solution. To learn more, visit www.quadax.com or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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