AACC 2013 Booth Presentation: A Hippocratic Oath for the Diagnostics Industry


The United States biomedical industry has lost its way. Profits at many companies take priority over the patient, and expensive proprietary tests are being marketed despite lack of clinical evidence and the existence of more cost-effective alternatives. This presentation will describe ways that hospitals and laboratories can hold their suppliers accountable to scientific and medical values.

Originally presented on July 30, 2013, in Houson, Texas.

Lecture Presenter

Brian R. Jackson, MD, MS

Brian R. Jackson, MD, MS

Vice President
ARUP Laboratories
Chief Medical Informatics Officer
ARUP Laboratories
Associate Professor of Pathology
University of Utah School of Medicine

As vice president and chief medical informatics officer, Dr. Jackson directs the Informatics Department at ARUP, including ARUP Consult®, decision support, product management, informatics software development, and ATOP® consulting. He is also the medical director for Referral Testing and an associate professor of pathology at the University of Utah. He received his BA in mathematics, his MS in medical informatics, and his MD from the University of Utah, and completed a clinical pathology residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Prior to his employment at ARUP, Dr. Jackson was a staff clinical pathologist and informaticist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, a product manager for a Belgium-based medical software firm, and a National Library of Medicine informatics fellow at the University of Utah. Dr. Jackson’s research interests include economic analysis of diagnostic testing and physician utilization of laboratory tests. He is certified in clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology.

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories