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by IRWIN Z. ROTHENBERG, MBA, MS, CLS(ASCP) 

The convergence of two powerful forces are changing the practice of laboratory medicine in ways never imagined a generation ago.  These twin forces are the movement to value-based healthcare from the fee-for-service model and the rapid development of mobile technology allowing for continuous healthcare monitoring of patients beyond the clinical setting.

by BARRY CRAIG

Q: What would you consider the top 5 criteria for someone choosing a chemistry analyzer for a POL running tests for 5-10 family practice or internal medicine providers? In working on this process I've been comparing the CV's for Proficiency testing for analytes on two systems. One is a system that has hundreds of sites; the other has fewer than 20 in their peer group. Do CV values become more significant with bigger peer groups?