Archive for August, 2008

Eye on FDA YouTube Channel

| August 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Eye on FDA, a specialty blog written by Mark Senak, Senior Vice President at Fleishman-Hillard in Washington, D.C., launches a new YouTube channel. The Eye on FDA YouTube channel will aggregate healthcare videos in various subject areas, with a concentration on oncology, diabetes and HIV, in one, easily-accessible place. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 27, 2008 […]

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Upcoming CAP Foundation Grants—October 1st Deadline

| August 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

The CAP Foundation is the leading philanthropic organization for pathologists and residents-in-training. The Foundation’s research, training, and leadership development grants and awards benefit promising pathology researchers, advance technology innovations, develop new pathology leaders, and provide humanitarian aid related to pathology. For additional descriptions, eligibility requirements and guidelines for completing an application, visit the CAP Foundation […]

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Virtual 3D Microscopy Using Multiplane Whole Slide Images in Diagnostic Pathology

| August 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

Kalinski T, Zwonitzer R, Sel S, et al.  Department of Pathology, Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Germany.  Am J Clin Pathol 2008 Aug;130(2):259-64. Abstract To reproduce focusing in virtual microscopy, it is necessary to construct 3-dimensional (3D) virtual slides composed of whole slide images with different focuses. As focusing is frequently used for the assessment of Helicobacter pylori […]

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CAP Earns Award

| August 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

Most pathologists in the US are members of The College of American Pathologists (CAP), www.cap.org, a medical society serving more than 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world.  It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College is an […]

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Lab InfoTech Summit 2009 – Mark your Calendars

| August 27, 2008 | 0 Comments

Bruce Friedman over at www.labsoftnews.com has posted a note about Lab InfoTech Summit 2009 to be held March 16-18 in Las Vegas.  The announcement has new additions to the program as well as a PDF of the ad in CAP Today. I attended this meeting for the first time this year and thought the program […]

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Slideworld.org

| August 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

A colleague of mine referred me to a site called slideworld.org.  The site allows you to upload and view powerpoint presentations of a medical nature (and some not).  I have found the uploads very quick and search tools and viewing extremely simple.  SlideWorld is a Powerful resource for Powerpoint Slide Presentation. SlideWorld is a web […]

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Aperio Receives FDA Clearance for ER and PR Image Analysis Applications

| August 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

Digital Pathology Leader Adds Third FDA Clearance for Digital Pathology in Breast Cancer Press release today out of Aperio clears the way for their customers to perform image analysis on the trio of immunohistochemistry used routinely in breast carcinoma.  "The addition of FDA cleared ER/PR image analysis applications to our previously cleared applications for HER2 […]

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Internet Visits With Doctors Can Beat Office Appointments

| August 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

There is an interesting story by Benjamin Brewer, MD on WSJ.com that contrasts my post last week about physicians mocking telemedicine options via the Internet. The story starts: "My patient probably would have rather been anywhere else. He and his wife were in my office to discuss his erectile dysfunction for the first time. He […]

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Physicians sign up now for webicina!

| August 24, 2008 | 1 Comment

Berci Mesko over at scienceroll.com continues to astound and amaze me with his vision and time he his able to dedicate as a full-time medical student to the world of Medicine 2.0.  I have posted on this previously a couple of weeks ago (Follow up on Mayo Clinic Facebook).  Berci has done it again with […]

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Physicians debate value of ‘Most Wired Hospitals’ survey

| August 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

Healthcare IT News By  Richard Pizzi, Associate Editor 07/17/08 In a lively panel session Wednesday at the 2008 Physician-Computer Connection Symposium, physician IT leaders discussed the importance of the "Most Wired Hospitals" list – which is based on the annual Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study – and disagreed about whether such rankings are useful […]

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UPMC to open 25 cancer centers in Mideast, Europe

| August 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center wants to open 25 cancer centers in Europe and the Middle East in the next 10 years, a top UPMC official said Tuesday. The centers would be similar to UPMC’s facilities in Ireland, said Chuck Bogosta, executive vice president of UPMC and president of its international and commercial services […]

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Medical Musical Comedy Parodies US Health Care

| August 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

Doctors in Cyberspace Evidently, not all physicians feel the same way about telemedicine applications and uses as I do.  “Damaged Care” is a musical comedy about health care in America. Greg LaGana, M.D., and Barry Levy, M.D wrote and frequently perform the popular production which mocks the state of health care in the US. This […]

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My Healthy Access and NuPhysicia Sign Joint Operating Agreement for Wal-Mart Based Telemedicine Clinics

| August 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

Monday July 21, 8:55 am ET Agreement Will Combine NuPhysicia’s Proven Telemedicine with Clinics Operated by My Healthy Access in Select Houston-Area Wal-Mart Supercenters to Provide Convenient Access to Physician Directed Medical Care to Patients Through Groundbreaking Health Care Delivery Technology HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–My Healthy Access, Inc.’s (OTCBB:MYHA – News) mission to continually provide the highest-quality […]

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Welcome to the Blogosphere to Virchow’s Pixel

| August 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

Dr. Michael Descour, Associate Professor of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona and President of DMetrix, Inc. has started a blog I came across at Virchow’s Pixel.  Not only a great name but a great URL. The byline of the blog reads "A blog dedicated to the discovery and presentation of the essential technological […]

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