Pathology Informatics: Theory & Practice – New Book from ASCP Press

| April 10, 2012

PIASCPbookLast month ASCP Press published a new book on pathology informatics, the first multi-authored textbook on the subject geared towards a comprehensive review of the field of pathology informatics.  

Drs. Pantanowitz (UPMC), Weinstein (U of Arizona) and myself have a chapter devoted to telepathology and whole slide imaging.  

A must read (at a great price) for resident or practicing pathologist alike as well as anyone with interests in the diverse nature of pathology informatics for practical management, operations, budgeting and project planning.



Liron Pantanowitz, MD
J. Mark Tuthill, MD
Ulysses G.J. Balis, MD

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Order#5831 | ISBN:9780891895831

Pathology Informatics: Theory & Practice is the first multi-authored, current and comprehensive compendium of the diverse and rapidly expanding field of pathology informatics.

It includes all of the critical and practical advice for management, operations, budgeting, and project planning and will serve as a comprehensive review of the field for students, pathologists, and laboratory professionals. This book deals with the role of computing hardware, software and databases involved in the efficient information management for pathology practice, as well as the fundamental science of informatics that is so deeply embedded in this subspecialty.

The text builds from basic principles of computer theory to more sophisticated informatics concepts.

  • Databases and data mining; networks and workstations; system interfaces and interoperability. 

  • Bioinformatics, imaging informatics, clinical informatics, and public health informatics. 

  • Automation and middleware that facilitate complex workflows encountered in both anatomic and clinical pathology practice. 

  • Molecular testing and point of care solutions. 

  • Coding and nomenclature. 

  • Standards in Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) and imaging systems. 

  • Project management and business skills. 

  • Pathology reporting. 

  • Electronic medical records. 

  • Specimen tracking and identification. 

  • Error reduction and quality management. 

  • Training and education in pathology informatics.

Hardbound • 336 pages • 112 figures • 368 tables

List Price: $135.00

Member Price: $105.00

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