Archive for April, 2012

Voicebrook Celebrates Its 10th Year in Business

| April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

I recall where I was about 10 years when the topic of speech recognition came up for use in our practice. We experimented with a few applications while other services in the hospital were doing the same.  The needs being similar: accurate word capture, standard reporting, similar formatting and minimizing data entry/transcription/translatiion errors.   Exciting […]

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ATA 2012: Where “Meaningful Use” Becomes a Reality

| April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — ATA 2012: April 29 – May 1, San Jose, CA. The American Telemedicine Association applauds the ongoing development of electronic medical records and related health information technologies. These systems lead to greater provider and payer administrative efficiencies; but more importantly, they are a vehicle for improving healthcare […]

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2012 DPA WEBINAR SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT – Begins May 9

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Dr. Sylvia Asa (University Health Network, Toronto), Mr. Dirk Soenksen (Aperio, Vista, CA) and myself will address cultural and strategic barriers to adoption of digital pathology.  Each one of these webinar series sessions will be moderated by Robert McGonnagle, publisher of CAP Today.   Having been a part of the discussion and getting a quick […]

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Telemedicine Technology Creating a New Standard of Care

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Telemedicine, once a specialty niche, is quickly becoming a new standard of care for hospitals and healthcare providers across America. Driven by patient demand and an imperative to improve healthcare quality and accessibility, telemedicine is now a near-requirement for modern medical institutions. Organizations not adopting […]

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Cloud Computing: PathX LIS Mobile Edition

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Frequent readers know I am a fan of cloud computing, cloud hosting services, particularly those offering HIPAA compliant cloud hosting and/or software, SAAS, IAAS, PAAS, web-based computing, etc… Of course, cloud computing or any of the other acronyms or names is not new. The idea of utilizing remote servers or applications is as old as […]

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Doctors Strike

| April 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

   

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3rd International Definiens Symposium to be held in Munich from June 14-16, 2012

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Program features latest trends in quantitative digital pathology and tissue-based biomarker development with leading experts from Roche, AstraZeneca, Novartis and cutting-edge biomedical image and data analysis during hands-on workshops   Munich, Germany, April 19, 2012 — Definiens®, the global leader of image and data analysis solutions for quantitative digital pathology, invites professionals interested in pathology and […]

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New technique uses virtual slides to view tissue in 3D

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Researchers at the University of Leeds say their digital scanning system produces high-res images that can be rotated. Today, pathologists and researchers must cut super-thin slices of tissue samples to view them on a microscope — a labor-intensive process that renders 3D images created from hundreds of 2D sections prohibitively expensive. Not to mention tedious […]

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Key Patent in the United States further consolidates Visiopharm as innovation leader in Quantitative Digital Pathology

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hoersholm, Denmark – April 23, 2012 — Visiopharm A/S, a global leader in Quantitative Digital Pathology, announced today that the United States patent and Trademark office will issue the patent “Feature-based registration of sectional images” (Application No. 12/514,918). The patented technology, which is now protected in both Europe and in the United States, enables perfect […]

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Frost & Sullivan Honours PathXL with Enabling Technology Award

| April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

PathXL Recognised for its Pioneering Digital Pathology Solutions Congratulations to PathXL for this web-based software technology award.  LONDON, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Based on its recent analysis of web-based software platforms for tissue analysis and quantification, Frost & Sullivan recognise PathXL (Northern Ireland) with the 2012 European Web-based Software Platforms Enabling Technology […]

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Digital Pathology Offerings at University College London (UCL)

| April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

University College London (UCL) showcases their digital pathology offerings, examples using Slidepath viewing software over the web from Lecia SCN400F scanner and costs for slide scanning and storing services.  Great images and reasonable prices for high resolution scanning and storage. From their website: High Resolution Digital Pathology Archiving Slides We can archive precious bright field and fluorescent  research and […]

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Pathology called the “absolute dumbest profession” by lab sales and marketing expert

| April 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

The micturition contest (no pun intended) in regards to self-referral practices, particularly within urology groups continues. In the latest diaglogue between The Pathology Blawg and In-Office Pathology co-founder, Mr. Bernie Ness, Mr. Ness writes that "I have never met a pathologist in my 10 years of private consulting before IOP who knew what the positivity rate […]

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Pathology Visions 2012 – Pre-Meeting Announcement

| April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION TODAY FOR PATHOLOGY VISIONS 2012 The DPA has secured a special group rate for attendees of Pathology Visions at the Hilton Baltimore, $189 + tax per night for a single and double occupancy room. For overnight guest room accommodations, please make reservations here or by contacting the Hilton Baltimore directly by […]

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CAP Response to Mitchell Study

| April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

The College of American Pathologists recently mentioned, as I discussed last week a study looking at the number of specimen containers collected (and billed to Medicare) for prostate biopsies for self-referring (in-office laboratories) versus non self-referring urologists (send specimens to a lab to be processed and read).  There has been some concern that urologists, who have […]

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