Achieving the Triple Aim through the power of strong laboratory partnerships

Diagnostics Dialogues - Innovation & Insight

Mar 30 2022 • 28 mins

Health systems and laboratory diagnostics leaders are exploring new strategies and solutions to help enhance patient and population health and to deliver value to their organizations.

In this episode, Dr Pat Alagia and Mike Lukas discuss:

  • The clinical, operational, and business complexities health systems currently face
  • How strong laboratory partnerships can create sustainable healthcare delivery organizations
  • Important attributes of a strong partnership between laboratory diagnostics companies and health systems, and what these entities should expect from each other

About our guest

Mike Lukas is the vice president and general manager for Health Systems at Quest Diagnostics, the nation’s leader in the rapidly evolving diagnostic information services market.

In his current role, Mike oversees a team of professionals who design, contract, and execute lab services agreements across the country within the hospital segment. He has led this effort since it launched in 2013. Mike joined Quest Diagnostics in 2007 as vice president of finance.

Prior to coming to Quest Diagnostics, Mike was at General Motors for 17 years, where he held a wide range of progressively expanding responsibilities including assistant treasurer, treasurer of GM’s European Operations, director of business development, and manager of investor relations.

Mike graduated from the University of Notre Dame with an MBA in finance and Saint Meinrad College with a BA in history. Mike makes his home in northern New Jersey with his wife and 3 children.


Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes. Derived from the world's largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors, and improve healthcare management. Quest Diagnostics annually serves 1 in 3 adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and our 47,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives.

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