April 04, 2007 11:00 ET

Thomas Tiffany, PhD, DABCC, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pathology Associated Medical Laboratories, to Keynote at Washington G2 Reports' 6th Annual Lab Outreach Conference

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 4, 2007 -- Washington G2 Reports, publisher of the widely respected Lab Industry Report, announced that the 6th Annual Lab Outreach Conference - Outreach 2007: Optimizing Hospital and Health System Lab Outreach Performance, will be headlined by a keynote address by Thomas Tiffany, PhD, DABCC, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pathology Associated Medical Laboratories (PAML).

Dr. Tiffany's address, "Lab Outreach as a Strategic Element for Hospital Systems," will draw upon his experience running PAML, a state-of-the-art, full-service reference laboratory that also maintains other laboratory operations throughout the western United States.

During the last several years, PAML has significantly increased their market share, greatly expanded their in-house esoteric-test menu, and implemented a wide range of sophisticated information systems. PAML is recognized as a national leader in the area of hospital partnering and laboratory joint ventures. PAML is a cofounder of PacLab Network Laboratories and is a partner in several other regional laboratory operations. PAML has taken a leadership role in many laboratory and hospital partnerships ranging in scope and complexity from simple testing relationships to full joint ventures with inpatient and outpatient testing.

PAML's success with these ventures stems from their background as a hospital-based laboratory system. They have a unique perspective on the challenges and requirements of local, hospital-based testing. Because of this background, they can help local hospital partners achieve the high level of client response and services that their local laboratories and prospective clients require.

Also, Outreach 2007 will assist labs in accessing the resources available both within their hospital or healthcare system and externally through alliances, technology and new testing and services.

At Outreach 2007, participants will:

--  Obtain the know-how to leverage information for the benefit of your
--  Learn how to incorporate lean design and Six Sigma into your planning
--  Learn how to take advantage of weaknesses in the MCO contracting
--  Build a courier system with central transport department
--  Utilize information technology to assist with computer-related issues
--  Learn the nitty-gritty of supporting an outreach program with lab
    portal software
--  Develop a 5-year business plan with an ROI
--  Identify critical strategies to achieve your long-term objectives (and
    achieve organization-wide "buy-in")
--  Learn how to manage and reward sales representatives
--  Develop your cash flow analysis, profit/loss and financial statements
--  Take away tools to meet the challenges involving integration with the
    lab/hospital LISs, EMRs and integration with the office-based EMRs
For More Information:

To find detailed conference information or to register, visit To register by phone, contact IOMA Customer Service at 1-800-401-5937 ext. 2.

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