Archive for August, 2012

NovoPath Announces Partnership with McKesson to Provide Anatomic Pathology Solution

| August 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

This makes perfect sense for the LIS space.  McKesson needed an AP solution to add to their portfolio and increases NovoPath's presence in laboratories under McKesson's corporate strategy. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) August 30, 2012 NovoPath, a market-leading provider of anatomic pathology software solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with McKesson, a healthcare services and information […]

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Digital Pathology Misconceptions Debunked by Digital Pathology Consultants

| August 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Amande Lowe, president of Digital Pathology Consultants, LLC has a great article for practicing pathologists about common misconceptions regarding the use of digital pathology in the practice of pathology and how and what the technology means in clinical practice under the current framework of government demands, regulations and consumer expectations.  Debunked: Digital Pathology Misconceptions Yes, […]

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Coagulation App from CDC

| August 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

There has to be an app for that!    Actually there is one now from informatics folks at the Centers for Diease Control (CDC). Downloaded this yesterday and everything a (medical) app should be — Low cost (free), intuitive, easy to use, practical, educational and informative. Not hard to use, navigate or get infrormation from. […]

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Upcoming Courses to Fulfill your CME, SAMS/MOCS for 2012

| August 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Looking to fufill your 2012 CME, SAMS/MOCS accreditation?  Join us this fall  and winter for three NEW outstanding Dermatopathology and Surgical Pathology courses in Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii.  It's not too late to register!   Scientific Symposiums International is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for […]

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Testing Application that Increases Sensitivity of FNA Testing for Breast Cancer – Developed by High School Student

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

We may not be top 10 worldwide in academic performance measured by math and science scores but this can't possibly accurate.  DarkDaily has a story today about another high school student developing some great laboratory advances.  The future is bright for the specialty of pathology! Courtesy of DarkDaily: Pathologists take heed! Teenagers are taking off-the-self technology […]

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Remote frozen section examination of breast sentinel lymph nodes by telepathology

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

From the ANZ Journal of Surgery Abstract Background Intraoperative sentinel lymph node (SLN) examination during breast cancer surgery guides the need for immediate axillary clearance. This may be difficult to implement when surgery is performed distant to the centres where pathological examination is undertaken. We aimed to implement and validate a telepathology service for the […]

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Mobile app helps providers track Meaningful Use compliance

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Providers who want to monitor their compliance with the Meaningful Use requirements now can do so using a new mobile solution. San Antonio-based AirStrip Technologies has expanded its mHealth platform to incorporate a Meaningful Use tracker to follow and measure clinical quality and meaningful use in a mobile solution. Claiming to be the only vendor-neutral […]

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Erasmus MC and Philips aim to speed up research for cancer and other diseases with digital analysis of tumors

| August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Erasmus MC and Philips aim to speed up research for cancer and other diseases with digital analysis of tumors Erasmus MC first hospital in the Netherlands to digitize cell and tissue research using a digital pathology system from Philips Switching to digital allows pathology images and knowledge to be shared amongst cancer research institutes   […]

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Join us at Innovator’s Edge, Charlotte, NC – September 20

| August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Register Now Registration is free of charge. Space is limited. Innovator's Edge – sponsored by Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.  Thursday, September 20, 2012 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time) Charlotte Convention Center704-339-6000501 South College StreetRooms 204 and 205Charlotte, North Carolina 28202United States Map and Directions Join us at Innovator's Edge A mobile symposium to empower pathology […]

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Pathologists temporarily saved from unfair EHR penalties

| August 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Pathology Blawg has a nice piece and comments on the ridiculous notion that pathologists (and radiologists and anesthesiologists), given the nature of their clinical practices (non-direct, non-patient care, non-outcomes focused for payment) could and would be penalized for not meeting EHR meaningful use criteria like "real" doctors; those who are on the front lines, […]

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Letter from Aperio on Recent Sale

| August 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Dear Aperio Customer, On behalf of everyone at Aperio, I want to take this opportunity to tell you about a new and exciting development. I am pleased to announce that Leica Biosystems is acquiring Aperio. Aperio began as a start-up business 12 years ago and today has grown into the leader of ePathology solutions. By […]

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Quest Diagnostics Gazelle® Mobile Health App Earns 2012 CIO 100 Award

| August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

MADISON, N.J., Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, accepted a 2012 CIO 100 award from International Data Group’s (IDG) CIO magazine for itsGazelle® mobile health application. The 25th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information […]

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Final rule on Stage 2 of EHR incentive program issued

| August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of Modern Healthcare By Rich Daly (August 23, 2012) Tags: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Electronic Health Records (EHR), Information Technology, Meaningful Use, Physicians Read reactions from the healthcare community to the Stage 2 final rule. The final requirements that hospitals and other providers must meet to receive funding under the second phase of the federal electronic health record […]

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Thoughts on Leica Buying Aperio

| August 23, 2012 | 2 Comments

There are many angles and points to this news and one post on the matter will not do the implications for us users, consumers, clients, customers, prospects and technophlies justice.  I hope this will the first installment of many as more details emerge about the deal. Perhaps not too surprising would be that the story […]

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