ACP Executive Michael Barr, M. D. to Lead ACO, PCMH Webinar for COLA

  COLA will sponsor a live webinar on two emerging healthcare delivery and cost savings models, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) for clinical laboratories on Tuesday, May 22 from 2-3 p.m. EST. The program will be led by Dr. Michael S. Barr, Senior Vice President, Division of Medical Practice,…

COLA’s Marketing Activities Recognized

  COLA recently received three prestigious Aster Awards in recognition of its marketing efforts during the past year. COLA’s awards spanned three different categories: Special Events: Award presented for the COLA Cares Week of team- and industry-building events held in May 2011. Advertising Specialty: Award presented for the COLA Cares T-Shirt created for the aforementioned…

President’s Corner, Spring 2012

It’s 2012…Do You Know Who Your Congressman Is? By Doug Beigel Perhaps you’ve heard the following phrase before: “It’s 11 PM…do you know where your children are?” In light of everything happening in the public policy arena related to healthcare right now, I suggest that a new phrase is in order: “It’s 2012…do you know…

COLA, ADVANCE host well-attended webinar

Recently, COLA joined forces with ADVANCE for Medical Laboratory Professionals magazine to present a webinar on Calibration Verification. More than 1,400 ADVANCE readers registered for the seminar, of which some 800 attended, the largest audience ADVANCE has ever drawn for its online programs. The seminar was presented by COLA team member Ed Sass, MS, MLSCM…

Congressman John Sarbanes Visits COLA Headquarters

Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD-03) visited the Columbia headquarters of COLA, the largest private accreditor of clinical laboratories in the United States, where he met privately with COLA’s leadership team, including Chief Executive Officer Douglas Beigel, and later with nearly 50 of COLA’s employees in an informal “town hall” forum. Congressman Sarbanes, who chaired the healthcare…