Onshoring of Pathology Services

| November 26, 2009

Last week Dark Daily ran a story about DermatopathologyConsultations.com.  Robert Michel wrote:

"DermatopathologyConsultations.com demonstrates how innovative pathologists are stepping up to apply new information technologies to make it easier for local pathologists to refer cases to expert subspecialist pathologists. The fact that Zembowicz and his colleagues are getting second opinion case referrals from other countries outside the United States is an early sign that—when it comes to recognized pathology subspecialty expertise—borders won’t mean much. Physicians will want their specimens reviewed by the best pathologist subspecialist in the field, regardless of where that individual lives and works."

I completely agree.  While digital pathology often evokes concerns about offshoring pathology services, the fact of the matter is the vast majority of sub-specialty expertise and capacity is right here in the US of A.  If we wanted to, as a pathology community, we could create vast opportunities for onshoring pathology services. 

DPC blog has some comments on the story as well.


Category: Clinical Laboratories, Digital Pathology News, General Healthcare News

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