Category: Insights

Thyroid Testing Overutilization – Possible Solutions

BeaconLBS September 16, 2022

Data suggests there is quite a bit of variability among providers regarding thyroid testing, and some may not follow ordering guidelines. Unnecessary lab testing in general, is a waste of precious time, resources, and can lead to patient harm.

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BeaconLBS July 29, 2022

The overuse of antibiotics for nonbacterial infections, such as viral infections, can lead to antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. Resistance can also develop when patients take antibiotics for too long a duration. Optimizing antibiotic use contributes to antimicrobial stewardship, which is treating the patient with right drug, dose, and duration.

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COVID-19 and Mental Health

BeaconLBS June 21, 2022

When the pandemic was declared in March of 2020, much of the focus was on mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and developing vaccines. Radical lockdowns and disruptions were created to slow the spread of the disease. However, these unprecedented responses have had a detrimental impact on mental health.

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Solutions to Redundant Laboratory Testing

BeaconLBS February 8, 2022

It is estimated that about 20% of all lab testing ordered in the United States is unnecessary. Furthermore, some testing is even underutilized. These ordering errors may cause patient harm.

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Remote Patient Monitoring Technology: Introducing the MouthLab

BeaconLBS May 13, 2021

Until recently, these devices have been cost-prohibitive. Fortunately, modern Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) hardware can be built with a level of Artificial Intelligence (AI) or “smart technology” so it can respond to the multitude of physiological measurements and parameters and offer actionable data to the patient and/or healthcare provider.

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Meet Our Clinical Advisors

Meet Our Clinical Advisors Dorothy Adcock
BeaconLBS August 31, 2020

We are proud to introduce Dr. Dorothy Adcock, an important member of the BeaconLBS Clinical Advisory Team. Dr. Adcock is an eminent specialist in the field of pathology who collaborates with our clinical team in the development of clinical policies.

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