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Pathology News Roundup: May 5, 2020

Upcoming #Capchat on Practice Challenges

Pathologists and pathology practices are confronting a drop in anatomic pathology and related clinical laboratory services due to COVID-19.

The College of American Pathologists is hosting a Twitter chat discussion (#capchat) with CAP leaders about how pathologists can navigate practice management-related challenges resulting from the impact of COVID-19.

Report Builder LITE: Free, Easy, and Helpful

We were recently talking with a former client about acquiring our software for her new lab, and an interesting thing happened. This individual is a lab director who has used our VoiceOver reporting solution at her previous job. She left that role to accept a new position, in a lab that doesn’t use our software. 
 
During the conversation, she mentioned the impact that COVID-19 was having on her work and her lab. She said that she wished they had access to Voicebrook's reporting software during this pandemic.
 

Small Businesses Making a Difference

What day is it today? Honestly, I’m not even sure anymore. When I woke up this morning I could have sworn it was Sunday. Of course I was very disappointed when I realized that it was Monday. While I must admit that I have a bit of an advantage over many people right now because I’ve been working from home for the last nine years, I haven’t had to work remotely with four young kids running around. That makes it quite a different story! I also recognize that we are luckier than many because my husband (who is a state trooper) and I both have our jobs and we mostly work opposite shifts. Even though we are able to take turns with the kids, it has been a challenge!

Pathology News Roundup: April 21, 2020

U.S. Lab Inspections Suspended 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has agreed to suspend all laboratory inspections except Immediate Jeopardy Complaint inspections (and associated follow-up revisit inspections) until further notice.

In accordance with this decision by CMS, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has suspended all routine inspections during the national state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are You Sanitizing These 10 Hardware Items in Your Lab?

We can't be the only ones looking at everything around us with a suspicious eye these days... wondering where germs might be lurking. It's the same way you'd scope out a seedy motel room and think, "Who has been in here, and what did they leave behind?" #ThanksCOVID19

With that lovely mental image in your head, let's talk hardware! Our VoiceOver reporting solution utilizes a number of essential hardware items, and it's a good idea to keep that equipment clean. If you're wiping down laboratory keyboards, countertops, and phones to prevent the spread of illness, you may also want to consider cleaning the hardware that the team is using for dictation. 

Here's our Top Ten list of Voicebrook-approved dictation equipment to remember when you go on a sanitizing spree in the lab. It goes without saying... be sure to follow manufacturer instructions when cleaning any equipment to prevent damaging the hardware.