Former EVP and Chief Operating Officer at LabCorp Diagnostics

Ben Miller retired in 2019 from LabCorp Diagnostics, the leading healthcare diagnostics company in the world, as the executive vice president and chief operating officer for the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In his 34–year career, Miller oversaw the core business units, managed care functions, sales and marketing, hospital and health system organizations, and Esoteric Business Units including Endocrine Sciences, National Genetics Institute, Monogram Biosciences, Integrated Oncology, Integrated Genetics, Code Cellmark, Identity Testing and more. LabCorp serves more than 160 million patients every year, as well as managed care organizations, biopharmaceutical companies, governmental agencies, physicians and other healthcare providers, hospitals and health systems, employers, patients and consumers, contract research organizations, and independent clinical laboratories.

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A Clear Path Forward Must Exist for Those Who Can Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine and Those Who Cannot

In December 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two brands of the COVID-19 vaccine, produced by Pfizer and Moderna, for emergency use authorization. A third vaccine, made by Johnson and Johnson, received the same authorization in February 2021. With this authorization, and the ensuing nationwide vaccine rollout, millions of individuals across the nation...
What is Pooled Testing and How Can It be Used to Test for COVID-19?

What is Pooled Testing and How Can It be Used to Test for COVID-19?

The practice of “pooled testing” may be a significant tool in the effort to test for COVID-19 infection within large groups of asymptomatic people. While testing every person may not be a practical reality due to the availability of resources, pooled testing allows more people to be tested with fewer test kits.  Pooled testing is...
Accuracy and Interpretation of COVID-19 Tests.

Accuracy and Interpretation of COVID-19 Tests.

Two types of tests presently exist in relation to COVID-19. Diagnostic tests look for active infections while antibody tests look for previous infections with potential for immunity or resistance to future infections. Sensitivity and specificity data provide basic information about the accuracy of the testing, while positive and negative predictive values provide a means to...
What Tests Exist for COVID-19 and Who Should Receive Them?

What Tests Exist for COVID-19 and Who Should Receive Them?

Lab testing is an integral part of a broad system for managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Testing is required to confirm infection and to help guide our state and federal leaders in re-opening the economy and education systems. However, while technology has rapidly evolved, the benefits of widespread testing remain unclear, especially for people without symptoms....

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