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 2020 Executive War College, contact Jim Whitehurst at jwhitehurst@darkreport.com

Thanks To Our 2019 Corporate Benefactors

The Dark Report and the Executive War College staff would like to extend a special thanks to our 2019 Benefactors, whose support contributes immensely to the success of our conference!

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics helps healthcare and laboratory professionals provide better patient care by delivering the accurate diagnostic information they need, when they need it. With a rich 80-year history, Beckman Coulter is a strong partner for healthcare organizations. Our scalable instruments, comprehensive diagnostic tests and business management services are trusted by hospitals, laboratories and other critical care settings around the world. We share in our customers’ mission toward continuous improvement and quality patient care because we believe when efficiency and clinical outcomes are improved, patients benefit and we can move healthcare forward for every person. Learn more at www.beckmancoulter.com.

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.  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.

As a nationwide leader in healthcare connectivity, ELLKAY has been committed to making interoperability happen for seventeen years. 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. ELLKAY offers 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 700+ PM/EMR systems in 48,000+ 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.

MedSpeed Logo®MedSpeed 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.

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.

Quadax logoAt 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.

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, or subscribe to the XIFIN blog.

Thanks To Our 2019 Sponsors

The Dark Report and Executive War College would also like to extend a big thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

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.

Orchard SoftwareAs 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™.

Eurofins Clinical Diagnostics is the clinical laboratory division of Eurofins Scientific.  Comprised of 16 different laboratories on three different continents, our clinical division offers specialty testing across a wide array of medical disciplines, including infectious disease, transplant, genetic, prenatal and cardiovascular testing.  Eurofins Clinical Diagnostics is passionate about deploying innovative technology and innovative research, coupled with industry-leading turnaround times, to help medical professionals, reference laboratories and biopharmaceutical companies improve the lives of the patients they seek to serve.

BreathIDBreathID Hp from Exalenz Bioscience combines marketing-leading diagnostic accuracy with automated urea breath test simplicity for powerful H. pylori infection detection and eradication confirmation. The BreathID Hp technology is available as a patient-friendly, in-office system with immediate results or for high volume testing analysis with easy-to-use workflow automation in the BreathID Hp Lab system. For more information on the BreathID Hp point-of-care device or the BreathID Hp Lab system, visit www.breathid.com or call 1-888-EXALENZ.

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.

accumen logoAccumen Inc. is a leading healthcare performance partner providing end-to-end strategy and services to drive value and sustainability for the clinical lab, patient blood management and imaging services. Accumen offers health system partners consulting, execution, utilization, and outreach solutions using a proven blueprint, innovative approach, and insight-driven proprietary technology. We partner with hospitals and health systems to set new standards of performance for healthcare delivery in speed, higher quality, increased patient safety, and a better patient experience that is sustainable. Accumen adds unprecedented value to its healthcare partners, helping them create healthier hospitals, and ultimately, healthier communities.

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.

Vachettevachette logo new is a laboratory consulting firm. We specialize in revenue cycle auditing, reworking revenue cycle processes and negotiating managed care contracts. Our three-tiered process of revenue strategy, revenue management and revenue insurance helps our clients find millions of dollars in lost revenue each year. Imagine having a professional team score your revenue cycle process. How would your billing team score? We audit over a $1 billion in medical billings annually. Isn’t it time to see how you score? Pick up the phone and call Vachette Vice President Dustin Suntheimer at 734-972-2693 or email dsuntheimer@vachettepathology.com. Can you afford not to?

4medica Logo4medica‘s award winning cloud-based Clinical Interoperability and Big Data Management solutions provide real-time access to patient-centric data from multiple care-setting sources. Our lab, pathology, radiology and hospital connectivity platform is fully integrated with the 4medica Perfect Order for Perfect Payment™ platform, and well known for its sophisticated test ordering and reporting capabilities.  With payment reimbursements declining, insurance denials increasing, the 4medica Perfect Order for Perfect Payment platform and Clinical Data Exchange® (CDX) clearinghouse helps commercial labs, specialty labs, hospital labs, outpatient facilities, and physicians clinically integrate to reduce rising healthcare costs, eliminate expensive data entry errors, improve patient-centric care and increase billable revenue.

ups logoWhen UPS® transports a specimen, It’s a Patient, not a Package(r).  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(r) while reaching your lab earlier improves turn-around-time.

CAP logoAs 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. For more information, read the CAP Annual Report at CAP.ORG

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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.

arup-200 At ARUP Laboratories, the success of our clients and the well-being of their patients is the engine that drives us. We perform more than 3,000 tests and test combinations, from routine chemistries to esoteric genetics. We’ve tightened our already-high standards to meet ISO 15189 compliance, ensuring the best quality in the industry. Our passionate, dedicated workforce believes the best patient care happens through collaboration and the sharing of knowledge, tools, and resources. We continuously develop unique solutions to help community health systems succeed. ARUP is the collaborative partner our clients can count on.

Lighthouse Lab Serviceslighthouse lab services logo provides solutions and opportunities to clinical laboratories through recruiting, consulting, and buyer/seller services. Our team of experts help laboratories start, grow, and run successfully. With 15+ years of clinical lab experience, we can help our clients in almost every aspect of the laboratory, from finding qualified lab workers, to adding revenue streams, we have the knowledge and experience to make a difference.

Sysmex America, Inc.sysmex-2019_CorporateLogo_Basic_Gradation_Tagline1_72ppi 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.

Gestalt-LogoGestalt Diagnostics 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.

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hc1.com, 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.

The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) is the nation’s leading advocacy organization representing laboratories, providing effective communication with Congress, regulatory bodies, other health care organizations, patient groups, and the public.  ACLA’s membership includes clinical and anatomic pathology laboratories, including national, regional, specialty, hospital, ESRD and nursing home laboratories. The clinical laboratory industry employs nearly 277,000 people directly, and generates over 115,000 additional jobs in supplier industries.

LABRCM logoLabRCM leverages today’s premier cloud-based revenue cycle management (RCM) service platforms combined with proven processes to improve cash collections and gain efficiencies that optimize profitability.  Integral to the LabRCM service are best practices harvested from decades of experience managing billing operations for some of the largest and most successful diagnostic service providers in the United States.  Our expert services and highly automated workflows better manage the medical claims process. Our proprietary operations and financial reporting packages provide unprecedented transparency and timely visibility into key operational and financial analytics.

ADSC_logoAdvanced Data Systems Corporation‘s MedicsPremier system for laboratories – or MedicsRCM if comprehensive revenue cycle management is preferred – help our laboratory clients obtain every maximized dollar for every test. Both maintain a nearly 99% success rate on first attempt clearinghouse claims. In/out-of-network EDI. Interfaces with every major LIS creates a total automation scenario. Pre-test payer eligibility verifications, automated EOB reconciliations via electronic remittance advices, real time claim tracking, on-the-fly denial management edits/resubmissions. Tools help ensure patients pay their ever-increasing amounts due after insurance reimburses. PAMA and financial/management reports, analytics and KPIs. Sales activity/commission reports with a sales portal built-in.

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.

Mintz, 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.

LuminateHealth LogoLuminate Health is the leading patient engagement and analytics platform for medical lab data. Luminate Health works with commercial and hospital lab organizations across the country to provide their patients, providers, and partners with better access to lab result reporting. It is the only solution that uses health analytics to identify critical intervention opportunities, and drive patient engagement that closes gaps in care and reduces healthcare costs. Luminate Health empowers patients to actively manage their health, while helping labs and providers differentiate their services, and improve patient care.

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.

FrontRunnerHCFrontRunnerHC is healthcare’s preferred insurance discovery solution, delivering the most accurate patient and insurance data. Designed specifically for labs with workflow that is integrated into some of the laboratory’s most common billing systems.

Lab Smart Box logoLabsmartbox™ was created for laboratories and healthcare providers who use medical couriers to transport specimens by a supply chain executive that wanted to solve the problem of making sure a specimen is never left behind and managing increasing medical courier expense. Making existing specimen collection boxes smarter through technology, with customized monitoring and ready now software with a complete network view will give the healthcare supply chain the much needed tool to manage courier cost and most importantly, never leave a specimen behind.

the-dark-report-logoTHE DARK REPORT is a periodic clinical laboratory intelligence report founded in 1995 by R. Lewis Dark, publisher emeritus. Editor-in-Chief is Robert Michel. 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, can be found in each issue of The Dark Report. Get intelligence and strategic market analysis exclusive to CEOs, CFOs, COOs, pathologists, pathology groups, senior laboratory executives, and investment professionals— become a member today.


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