There is probably no other pathologist who is responsible for scanning more slides and using digital pathology to enhance both their laboratory operation as well that of hundreds of other laboratories other than Dr. Ken Bloom. From ACIS to Virtual IHC and years of experience prior to whole slide with remote telepathology, Ken has seen it all but more importantly has been successful at clinical business models that increase productivity, decrease turn around time and enhance patient care.
FREE PHC Webinar Courtesy of College of American Pathologists
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Noon – 1:00 PM Central
Speaker: Kenneth J. Bloom, MD, FCAP
Once digital images are produced from glass slides, sharing of the digital images for a variety of purposes is facilitated, including expert review or consultation in a single multi-site practice setting, between practice groups, and potentially international primary diagnosis or consultation. The use of digital images can improve workflow by eliminating the need to physically distribute glass slides, and by allowing digital images to be distributed to experts at remote locations from the histology laboratory site. Stored digital images can be retrieved more easily than glass slides for previous slide review, clinical interdisciplinary conferences, research and publication. The improved work flow can increase productivity, decrease turn-around times and improve patient care. Digital image analysis software development has the potential to provide methods for quality assurance in slide review and to allow quantitative analysis of immunohistochemical staining intensity and location, and even image comparisons to archived previously diagnosed images. More importantly, unchaining the pathologist from the microscope will open a plethora of slide-based technologies to the pathologist, that will likely transform the practice of pathology and significantly improve patient care. This webinar will discuss the potential clinical application areas for WSI.