Archive for March, 2012

CMS Delays Point-of-Service Change Until October

| March 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

CMS is delaying implementation of Transmittal 2407 containing “revised and clarified” point-of-service (POS) coding instructions from April 1 to Oct. 1, 2012. The delay will be announced in Transmittal 2435, which the agency is planning on posting on its Web site. (The agency’s Web site is apparently experiencing technical difficulties, and the Transmittal is not […]

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Leica Microsystems Introduces Tissue IA 2.0* Quantitative Image Analysis Fluorescence and Brightfield Analysis for Digital Pathology

| March 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

This morning Leica announced the release of a new image analysis application desgined to integrate with their portfolio of the SCN400 scanner and Ariol technology.  Was able to get a sneak peek at this application recently and was impressed with ease of use and accuracy embedded within a complete digital pathology solution from scanning to […]

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The University of Michigan Hires Social Media Director at $100,000 Per Year

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you had any doubts whether the various types of social media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook) were here to stay, take a look at a recent news article concerning a new hire the University of Michigan (see: University of Michigan social media director hired at $100K per year): via labsoftnews.typepad.com

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Driving Mr. Albert to Philadelphia and beyond

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

One of my all-time heroes as a child was Albert Einstein.  Regarded as one of the greatest minds of the 20th century if not civilization itself, he had an incredible personal story, professional triumphs and personal tragedies.  I used a quote of his to begin my essay for medical school: "“Imagination is more important than […]

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Daily Scan highlights of USCAP 2012 & Release of ePathViewer

| March 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Once again, Ole Eichorn, Aperio's Chief Technology Officer and The Daily Scan blogger put together a nice photo montage with captions and highlights from this years USCAP meeting exhibit floor.  In addition to showcasing Aperio's booth and products, Ole highlights many other companies, their products and how many other vendors are using digital pathology or […]

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Next-Generation Pathology – Webinar this Thursday

| March 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Next-generation Pathology Pathology faces increasing competition from the modern methods of molecular biology. Genomics and proteomics promise to provide unbiased, quantitative data revealing insights into origin and progression of disease. Will pathology need to change in order to defend its territory? Quite certainly. Should pathologists forget what they have learned over the centuries? I don’t […]

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CBLPath Receives Approval From New York State Department of Health for XALKORI(R) Companion Diagnostic

| March 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

CBLPath recently announced it is one of a select few labs within the United States to offer Vysis(R) ALK Break Apart fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) testing for non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). The Vysis ALK FISH test detects rearrangements in the ALK gene employing fluorescent probes to detect the presence or absence of specific […]

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Aurora Announces Joining Hitachi Data Systems Technology Alliance Program

| March 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

First Aperio and Dell, now Aurora and Hitachi.  AURORA JOINS HITACHI DATA SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE PROGRAM TO OFFER BEST-IN-BREED DATA MANAGEMENT AND DIGITAL PATHOLOGY SOLUTIONS MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA- March 20, 2012 – Aurora Interactive announced today that it has joined the Hitachi Data Systems Technology Alliance Program.  This will allow Aurora to deliver data management and […]

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PathXL Webinar: Biobanking – A New Era

| March 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

4th April 2012, 4.15pmGMT /11.15amEST /8.15amPST /5.15pmCET PathXLTM Biobank is a highly configurable sample collection, tracking, storage, management and distribution platform that provides the flexibility required to build customised solutions across a range of biobank applications.  As well as providing a complete biobank management solution, PathXLTM Biobank is also available in the form of a […]

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“I signed out 15 cases from 35,000 feet.”

| March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

  On page 18 of this months' CAP Today within in article dedicated to "AP IT" is an ad from PathCentral mentioning the work of Dr. Greg Henderson and using onboard Wi-Fi, the ability to acccess a web-based LIS solution and review whole slide images from 35,000 feet as part of a non-profit health care initiative.    […]

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Aperio Announces Strategic Collaboration with Dell to Create Cloud-Based Services for Pathology

| March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

More news from USCAP week — Aperio partners with Dell to create secure cloud for an electronic pathology network.  Aperio, in addition to providing slide scanners and associated software products for case management, viewing and image analysis is entering into providing a platform with a trusted server partner to facilitate collective intelligence around the globe.  […]

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Parascript Offers Greater Accuracy in Detecting Breast Cancer

| March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Parascript, LLC, an image analysis and pattern recognition technology provider, announced that its AccuDetect® Galileo computer-aided detection software for digital mammography showed better overall performance in detecting breast cancer in a recent retrospective study against iCad's SecondLook. Findings from the study, performed at Maastricht University Medical Center departments of Radiology and Surgery in the Netherlands, […]

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Fenway in Florida

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Great time had by all.  Many thanks to EW for the tickets.  Beautiful new jetBlue Park.         

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Apollo To Interface ViewsIQ’s Panoptiq™ With Apollo EPMM®

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

More news during week of USCAP: Falls Church, VA – March 19, 2012 – Apollo, the leading provider of collaborative clinical multimedia management solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with ViewsIQ to interface Panoptiq™, an innovative slide imaging technology, with Apollo’s Enterprise Patient Media Manager (Apollo EPMM®).  […]

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