Archive for January, 2010

Aurora Interactive FDA Presentation Online

| January 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

A copy of Aurora's slide presentation to the FDA panel meeting on digital pathology in October is available on their website. Aurora's presentation is largely technical related to compression, retiling and dynamic range which are important issues particularly for efficient, platform (hardware and image analysis software) independent transmission of images rapidly which is their business […]

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Pathology 2.0 in the Literature

| January 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

In December's issue of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology there is an interesting editorial by Dr. Mark Wick that discusses Pathology 2.0 in reference to two articles in the journal.  In summary, I think he feels there are uses in place for education and e-publications that are suitable and practical but thinks there are more serious […]

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CAP Foundation Grants Deadline Approaching – February 1

| January 26, 2010

Visit or call 800-323-4040 ext. 7324 for more information.

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Epic releases EMR app for iPhone

| January 26, 2010

As is its custom, Epic Systems this month quietly released a long-awaited iPhone app for secure, mobile access to electronic medical records. Called Haiku, the app is a free download on iTunes for registered users of Epic's Summer 2009 EMR release, but users also must work for an organization that licenses Haiku. Epic, a privately […]

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A Tissue Microarray Toolbox for PathXL

| January 25, 2010

i-Path to release TMA Scoring and Analysis Toolbox Planned for release in early Q2 2010, i-Path has developed a TMA solution which will provide Researchers with a web-based system for scoring TMAs for faster biomarker discovery. The toolbox will significantly improve the management of TMA experiments using virtual microscopy, facilitating remote scoring, centralized storage of […]

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FREE White Paper – Pathology Laboratories Take Steps to Bring Web 2.0 Functions into Digital Pathology

| January 19, 2010

Digital Pathology White Paper: Pathology Innovators Use Web 2.0 to Boost Productivity and Create Clinical Value Download Your FREE White Paper Today!Click Here The time to embrace Web 2.0 technologies is now!  While Web 1.0 users simply visited a Web page, Web 2.0 allows users to interact online via blogging, message boards or social networking profiles […]

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CAP Foundation Letter to Support Haiti Relief Effort

| January 18, 2010

A number of agencies, societies and organizations have reached out to social media sites to help raise awareness and support for relief efforts in Haiti in the wake of the earthquake last week.  Dr. Jennifer Hunt, Interim President of the CAP Foundation wrote this open letter to pathologist colleagues regarding the Foundation's Haiti Relief Effort. […]

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Mobile cell-phones (M-phones) in telemicroscopy: increasing connectivity of isolated laboratories

| January 17, 2010 Livia Bellina1* and Eduardo Missoni2* 1 Azienda Sanitaria Locale 6, Regione Sicilia, Via G. Cusmano 24, 90141 Palermo, Italy 2 Centre for Research on Health and Social Care Management, CERGAS, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, via Roentgen 1, 20136 Milano, Italy Abstract BackgroundThe development of modern information telecommunication (ITC) technology and its use in telemedicine plays an increasingly […]

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BioImagene Funds MSU Research to Study Pattern Recognition and Image Processing for Digital Pathology

| January 15, 2010

BioImagene Inc. is funding research conducted by Anil K. Jain, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the Pattern Recognition and Image Processing laboratory at Michigan State University, to advance the study of pattern recognition and image processing. The objective of the research is to support the development of next-generation algorithms […]

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Telemedicine Fails to Improve ICU Outcomes

| January 12, 2010

Introducing the remote monitoring that characterizes "telemedicine" into intensive care units made no significant difference, either positive or negative, in death rates or lengths of stay, researchers said. In the first large, multicenter evaluation of tele-ICU technology, hospital and ICU mortality rates (after adjusting for illness severity) both declined slightly after remote monitoring by intensivists […]

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Development of Virtual Histology and Virtual Biopsy Using Laser-scanning Confocal Microscopy

| January 11, 2010

Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology 2003, Vol. 38, No. 237, Pages 37-39 , DOI 10.1080/00855910310001485 H. Inoue, J.-Y. Cho, H. Satodate, M. Sakashita, E. Hidaka, S. Fukami, T. Kazawa, T. Yoshida, A. Shiokawa and S. Kudo‌ Digestive Disease Center, Dept. of Pathology Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital Yokohama Japan The aim of this project is to […]

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From Edison’s Desk – Creating a digital revolution in anatomical pathology

| January 10, 2010

Be sure to follow Edison's Desk for news and information about Omnyx's developments and progress: "If you follow the world of pathology, you might have read recently about Omnyx’s new autofocusing patent. In a nutshell, it is the essential piece of IP needed to digitize a world that for more than 125 years has relied on […]

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Aurora Interactive Wins a Comprehensive Contract to Link 7 Hospitals and 14 Health Centers

| January 8, 2010

Another step forward for the practice of telepathology across several sites to optimize expertise and communication.  Press release from Aurora Interactive and the Government of Québec for the Québec Health Dossier – Telepathology system: THE INTEGRATED HEALTH UNIVERSITY NETWORK (IHUN) – LAVAL UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATES IN DIGITAL – ONE STEP FORWARD FOR PATIENTS MONTREAL (CANADA), January 7, […]

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New Opportunities for Your Laboratory’s LIS-EMR Interface: How to Profit From the “Big Wave” About to Hit Healthcare

| January 7, 2010

“Meaningful use,” radiology ordering,and how to attract new outreach customers YOUR PRESENTERS: Pat Wolfram, Vice President, Marketing & Customer Services, Ignis Systems Corporation Ruth Johanson, IT Program Director, Providence Health & Services Debbie Lucas Michel, (Moderator) The Dark Report, Inc. During “New Opportunities for Your Lab’s LIS-EMR Interface: How to Profit From the “Big Wave” […]

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