Archive for April, 2010

ASCP 2010 Annual Meeting Digital Pathology Course Offerings

| April 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

The upcoming ASCP Annual Meeting will feature several sesssions discussing Pathology 2.0, digital pathology, including telepathology and image analysis and personalized healthcare.  Looks like an excellent faculty for these sessions.  The meeting will take place in San Francisco between October 27-31, 2010.  A257 Harnessing Web 2.0 to Improve Consultation and Communication Thursday, October 28 9:30 am […]

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ATA 2010 Meeting Announcement

| April 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

To zero in on the latest telemedicine, telehealth, ehealth, mobile applications, and advanced remote medical technology, sign up now for the 15th American Telemedicine Association Annual International Meeting and Exposition to take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, on May 16-18 2010. In recent months, the industry has seen […]

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World’s Smallest, Lightest Telemedicine Microscope

| April 26, 2010 | 1 Comment

via MedGadget Researchers at The California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA (CNSI) have developed a tiny telemedicine microscope for imaging blood samples or other fluids, testing water quality or other public health need in resource-limited settings. From the press release: Slightly wider than a US quarter and weighing just 46 grams, the lensless microscope is a […]

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New Digital Pathology Blog – Digital Pathology Insights from Definiens

| April 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

Peter Duncan and colleagues over at Definiens have started a new insightful blog appropriately called Digital Pathology Insights.  (Link in sidebar provided). There are a number of interesting posts already since this weekend including linked content about Definiens products such as in the video below.  As I have written about before, the use of image analysis algorithms […]

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Blood Test Meant To Analyze Genetic Activity Could Replace Biopsies After Heart Transplantation

| April 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

The New York Times (4/23, B5, Pollack) reports that "a blood test that analyzes genetic activity could let heart transplant patients avoid many of the invasive and uncomfortable biopsies now used to monitor whether their immune systems are rejecting their new organs," according to a study scheduled to be presented at the International Society for […]

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Medicine 2.0’10: 3rd World Congress on Social Media and Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine, and Biomedical Research on November 29-30, 2010 in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

| April 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: DEADLINE: May 31st, 2010 As announced earlier this year, the Medicine 2.0® conference – in 2008 and 2009 hosted in Toronto – goes global and will in 2010 be organized in Europe. The University of Twente (UT), the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (UMNC) and the National Institute for Public Health and theEnvironment […]

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CAP and ASCO Release New ER/PR Testing Guideline

| April 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) issued a joint guideline today aimed at improving the accuracy of immunohistochemistry (IHC) testing for the expression status of estrogen (ER) and progesterone receptors (PR) in treating breast cancer patients. Because as many as two-thirds of breast cancers are ER and/or […]

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PathXL: Cloud Computing for Virtual Microscopy

| April 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

i-Path has developed web-based software products together with an entirely hosted solution for virtual microscopy, removing the need to store any slides locally and for local installations of software, and providing reliable speedy access to images in a stable, managed environment. The product portfolio, PathXL™, represents cloud computing for virtual microscopy at its best, and offers […]

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Consult A Doctor, Inc. Names Retail Clinic Pioneer, Douglas Smith, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer

| April 15, 2010 | 1 Comment

Douglas Smith, MD, the medical founder of Minute Clinic, joins Consult A Doctor, Inc. as Chief Medical Officer; calls Consult A Doctor “the next evolution in medical care delivery, increasing access and lowering costs.” Miami, FL (PRWEB) April 13, 2010 — Consult A Doctor, Inc. announced today that Douglas Smith, board-certified family practice physician and […]

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Hospitals test iPad for patient education

| April 14, 2010 | 3 Comments

You may have heard about the launch of Apple's iPad, and how the device seems to be drawing a lot of interest from healthcare circles. It's not only seen as something clinicians can use to chart patient encounters, but also as a tool for patient education. The newly expanded Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital […]

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Now on Facebook

| April 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Have recently joined the handful of people on Facebook and started a page for Pathology 2.0.

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Virginia Company Develops Automated TB Detection System

| April 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

The power of computer algorithms to help assist or automate traditional laboratory methods is one of the major value propositions for digital pathology.  Microscopic techniques for the diagnosis of TB are often tedious and made more tedious by the fact that such cases are often "rare" events, meaning not only is the incidence low (depending […]

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What is the real cost of healthcare?

| April 12, 2010

While I don’t usually write about my personal health, I was recently asked about health care reform during a discussion at the American Pathology Foundation meeting recently in Las Vegas.  While the discussion centered on the main issue – not a full reform of the current healthcare system but rather insurance reform, it prompted me […]

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ASCP Board of Directors Names New Executive Vice President

| April 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

E. Blair Holladay, PhD, SCT(ASCP)CM, has been named the new executive vice president (EVP) of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), effective July 1, 2010, ASCP President Mark H. Stoler, MD, FASCP, announced today. Dr. Holladay currently serves ASCP in three positions: Executive Director of the ASCP Board of Certification (BOC); ASCP Vice President […]

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