PORTUGAL JOINS OTHER COUNTRIES AND CHOOSES mScope
MONTREAL, June 5, 2009 – Aurora MSC, the world leader in digital pathology communications, announced today the Hospital Espirito Santo of Évora Portugal has chosen to equip the hospital laboratories with mScope digital pathology clinical software. This is part of an ongoing plan to connect multiple pathology laboratories in the Iberian Peninsula, and the European Community in general, for consultation, continuing education and quality control.
The agreement was made possible through funding provided by the European Commission to assist European hospitals in achieving pathology interconnectivity. The objective is to allow access to state-of-the-art technologies to improve patients’ clinical outcome. This is one more step in a series of initiatives to increase the outreach of hospitals in Portugal and Spain.
Dr. Marcial Garcia Rojo of General Hospital of Spain’s Ciudad Real and chair of the European project Euro-Telepath, Anatomic Telepathology Network, commented "this action by Espirito Santo Hospital is one more step in the elaboration of a trans-Iberian network for pathology collaboration".
"We have chosen mScope Clinical suite to create an online diagnostic center of excellence to improve our quality control and diagnostic capabilities" stated Dr. Luis Gonçalves, Director of Anatomic Pathology of the Espirito Santo Hospital. The agreement covers two applications, one is for tumor panels where specialized pathologists from different centers in Portugal and Spain will regularly come together and look at digital slides using mScope. The other application will be for teleconsultation.
Mr. Pierre Le Fèvre, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aurora MSC stated that: "We are extremely happy to add Dr Gonçalves, a leading specialist in Anatomic Pathology who has been recognized by the European Cervical Cancer Association for his work, as a collaborator and user of digital pathology."
Mr. Le Fèvre pointed out that: "increasingly, a larger number of pathology laboratories throughout the world are using digital pathology to communicate faster and more effectively. These initiatives empower Specialists to work better and ultimately positively impact patient care".
About Aurora MSC
Aurora MSC’s mission is to facilitate and contribute to better patient outcomes. Its medical communications software enables physicians and members of the medical community to realize their full potential by eliminating the learning, diagnostic and collaborative restrictions imposed by time and space. The professionals at Aurora MSC develop and commercialize mScope, a universal web viewer and its collaborative tools to view all medical images anytime, anywhere. mScope is aimed at serving the medical practice (doctors and health professionals) and ultimately the patients. Its digital pathology software has three applications, mScope Education, mScope Clinical, and mScope Universal Viewer. A fourth application is currently in the development phase.