Bringing you More Practical Advice and Application

by Bob Croce

For The Executive War College

We certainly like to brag about all the benefits of attending the Executive War College, but the one which makes us most proud is the recruitment of a who’s who of national thought leaders on topics of emerging concern for clinical lab and pathology leaders when it comes to running the business side of their labs.

That’s why we again proudly boast that we have signed up a national speaker of note on the subject that both fascinates and terrifies us all. The brave new world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning. (ML).

For the 29th EWC, not only are we running a full-day workshop on AI after the main conference, but we are also engaging Brad Bostic, the innovative founder/CEO of hc1 in Indianapolis, which can best be described as a leader in developing technologies around the emerging field of precisions health.

With that, we have again tapped Bostic for our podium, where he will helm a talk entitled, 
“How labs can adapt AI/ML technologies Now to Drive Tangible Improvements in Care Delivery & Cost Reduction.”

Brad Bostic, CEO and founder of hc1, a leading Indianapolis-based health IT company.

In addition to talking about current, practical application of AI/ML part of Bostic’s session at EWC will likely touch upon looming AI regulation. In a recent Indianapolis Business Journal article (IBJ), Bostic mentions how the FDA has already granted approval for more than 100 medical devices that incorporate AI or machine learning in some way.

The agency doesn’t yet have specific regulations focused on AI, he said, but added that the FDA and its European counterpart, the European Union Medical Device Regulation, are likely moving in that direction.

Superficially, Bostic told the IBJ, he believes that the FDA will develop rules around AI and MI that are incorporated into medical devices. If a device uses AI to diagnose a patient, Bostic added, the FDA will want to analyze whether the AI model has been trained on 10 patients or 5,000 before giving approval.

So how does this all really affect you and your lab. Come to Executive War College for more clues?

(Bob Croce is Executive Publisher/General Manager of The Dark Intelligence Group, the company that brings you the Executive War College. Have a question or comment for Bob, you can reach him at

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(Here are some recent additions to the EWC ’24 agenda)

Joshua Rivera
Pathology Business Operations Director, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL; 

James Pepoon
Division Administrator, Pathology Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

Speaker: Regina Galloway
MLS(ASCP) Manager of Clinical Pathology Laboratories, Ochsner Health,New Orleans, LA

Gregory Sossaman MD, Chairman, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LA; 
Kim Chapin MD, Chief Medical Officer, Medical Affairs, Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA.

Speaker: Kristie Madden
Laboratory Manager, United Indian Health Services Arcata, CA.

For ongoing updates, check out our agenda page.

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