Tagged: competition

Obamacare Wins (Maybe) - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Nov 08, 2009

The House of Representatives has just approved Obama’s healthcare bill 220 -215. The bill will now go to the Senate where the Democrats may have the numbers to pass the bill – assuming all Democrats and the two independents vote for it. Obama needs to get everything passed before the mid-term elections. It is highly [...] Related posts: … Read More

Doctors 4, Labtests 0 - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Nov 04, 2009

Latest update on the game of Auckland pathology football is Doctors 4, Labtests 0 as the DHB , supposedly playing for Labtests, scores an own goal. Last night, Counties Manukau DHB chairman, Professor Gregor Coster, said: “They led us to believe they had a quality and safety system in place from the outset. “It proved not to [...] Related posts: … Read More

Playing Chicken - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 09, 2009

Apparently, Auckland DHB is now going to play an expensive game of Chicken with Labtests. The Herald reports that “Auckland’s district health boards are considering bringing Diagnostic Medlab back into the provision of community laboratory services because of persisting problems with the newcomer Labtests”. This is silly. If Labtests are providing an inadequate service, they need [...] … Read More