Archive for January, 2012

Former Aperio Executive and Digital Pathology Market Expert, Dr. Martin Stuart, Joins Definiens Executive Team

| January 31, 2012

Munich, Germany – January 31, 2012 - Definiens, the global leader in Health Image Intelligence and Quantitative Digital Pathology, has appointed Martin Stuart, PhD, as its Executive Vice President and General Manager North America and Asian Pacific. In his new role, Stuart will be responsible for expanding the Definiens business in North America and Asia and providing leadership […]

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HealthTap’s Social Network of 5,000 Doctors Is Ready to Give Free Advice

| January 31, 2012

Back in the 1990's when our department had a website, I started uploading several powerpoint lectures from various sources with the intent that such material would be used as what was then a growing source of information online that was peer-reviewed, accurate and current. It quickly became apparent the need and desire by patients to […]

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Kaiser Permanente launches EHR mobile app

| January 30, 2012

  By Sara Jackson Comment | Forward | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn   Kaiser Permanent today launched a mobile app giving more than 9 million patients access to their online medical records. The healthcare giant created a mobile-optimized version of its member website, kp.org, with a companion Android app. The company promises an iPhone […]

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Regulators regulating digital scanners

| January 24, 2012

In the words of Harry Caray – "Holy Cow!"  Karen Titus does an excellent job putting together this piece. Who else could use "Gentlemen, start your turtles", "Alan Greenspan" and also work in "From that perspective, a Class III, or even a Class II, classification, is overkill—like dropping a V8 engine into an Amish buggy" […]

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No approval necessary

| January 24, 2012

Dr. John M., cardiac electrophysiologist, cyclist, learner and of course physician blogger recently put out 6 reasons why he blogs recently at http://www.drjohnm.org/2012/01/six-reasons-why-doctors-blog/. Over a year ago, Drs. Mark Pool, Bruce Friedman and I put together an editorial for the Journal of Pathology Informatics entitled “Ten important lessons we have learned as pathology bloggers“. However, John, Mark, […]

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Free Webinar from 3DHISTECH – February 22 – Register Now!

| January 23, 2012

"Automated High Throughput Whole Slide Imaging Using Area Sensors, Flash Light Illumination and Solid State Light Engine"presented by Varga Viktor Sebestyén, PhD from 3DHISTECH Ltd. Program of the webinar:1. Camera technologies:– a.) Line versus Area camera– b.) CCD versus sCMOS sensors– c.) Scanning speed2. Multifocal capability3. Dark Field Preview.  Date: 22th of February, 2012 Please […]

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Introducing ViewsIQ to Digital Pathology

| January 18, 2012

Many are predicting 2012 will be a tipping point for the digital pathology market.  With that prediction, comes the latest slide scanner company to enter the space.  Introducing ViewsIQ out of Vancover offering an interactive slide scanning system that integrates with rather than replaces the microscope.  Check out their YouTube videos and images on their website.  Their […]

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Usefulness of Software for Analyzing Digital Pathology Images Highlighted

| January 17, 2012

Hard to miss this news item which I saw reproduced on dozens of media outlets and sites. Ul Balis and his team, including Jason Hipp using their SVIQ technology were able to differentiate benign from malignant bladder tissue in cases of micropapillary urothelial carcinoma.   This type of technology which uses concentric rings to identify key features […]

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Docs Going Mobile

| January 17, 2012

Courtesy of Dark Daily: QuantiaMD’s survey confirms that physicians will increasingly seek real-time connectivity and consultation with medical laboratory service providers Physicians are quickly becoming fans of mobile computing. Clinical laboratory managers and pathologists will be interested to learn that, in fact, mobile computing is taking hold among physicians faster than in the general population. This was one conclusion from a recent […]

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Audio Conference: HIPAA Form 5010 Implementation: Real-World Solutions to Ease the Transition from 4010 to 5010 and Avoid Reimbursement Delays

| January 16, 2012

The first 18 days: Lessons learned about how labs can generate clean lab-test claims for speedy payment    YOUR PRESENTERS: Lâle White, Executive Chairman and CEO, XIFIN, Inc.  Jackie Griffin, Director, Client Services, Training & Project Implementation, Gateway EDI Matt Warner, Associate Vice President, Operations, XIFIN, Inc. Every clinical lab is about to learn whether the transition to form 5010-required as of […]

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Last Chance to Register for PathXL Simulator Webinar

| January 13, 2012

PathXL Simulator: Prebuilt Simulations for Pathology Training 18th January 2012 – two time slots are available:  Session 1 – 10.15am GMT / 11.15am CET / 05.15am EST / 02.15am PSTSession 2 – 4.15pm GMT / 5.15pm CET /11.15am EST  / 08.15am PST PathXL Simulator is a comprehensive set of training modules designed for early stage […]

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Human Genome for $1000

| January 11, 2012

The Wall Street Journal (1/10, A2, Winslow, Wang, Subscription Publication) reports that Life Technologies Corp, developer of the Ion Torrent sequencing platform, is planning to offer the sequencing of a human genome for $1,000 by the end of 2012. The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) set the goal of a $1,000 genome in 2004, and the […]

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January Case of the Month from CAP

| January 10, 2012

2012 — January Case of the Month Posted January 10, 2012 CLINICAL SUMMARY: Jejunum   View case with: PC users: ImageScope First-time use of ImageScope? * Download (required) Why use ImageScope? ImageScope offers many additional features including: • Ability to view multiple slides  concurrently; synchronize   panning/zooming. • Facility to author annotations. • Capability to run analysis  algorithms, […]

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Health Discovery Corporation Enters into Worldwide Licensing Agreement with NeoGenomics

| January 10, 2012

BusinessWire · Jan. 9, 2012 Health Discovery Corporation (OTCBB: HDVY), a molecular diagnostics leader in the use of patent protected advanced mathematical techniques for personalized medicine, has entered into an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with NeoGenomics, Inc. (OTCBB: NGNM) for laboratory developed tests (LDT’s) in the Field of hematopoietic and solid tumor cancers excluding breast cancer, […]

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