Kanteron and DigiPath Collaboration Expands Digital Pathology into EHR & PACS Markets

| June 26, 2013

Back in 2009 I wrote a post entitled “Departments of Diagnostic Medicine?” after hearing folks such as Bruce Friedman talk and write about why pathology and radiology should/will merge. My post on the matter years later took questioned the notion of a Department of Diagnostic Medicine, combining imaging and molecular modalities as departments of diagnostic excellence geared towards combining diagnostic modalities.

Increasingly, PACS vendors are seeing the opportunity as well.  Much as “Big Data” has become a popular buzz word in the past year, so has “Vendor Neutral Archive”.  

With the incorporation of radiology and pathology image data in addition to the associated metadata from the respective information systems, the ability for pathology images, part of what we produce in the anatomic pathology laboratory,  in addition to the pathology report, can now be part of patients’ longitudinal health care record.  

Clinicians and patients want more data, more visual data, data that perhaps did not exist prior to whole slide imaging, particularly for clinicians remote from their pathologists on a regular basis.  

The merger of radiology and pathology information, if not practice, but unified platform for image viewing for patient care is occurring as announced by Kanteron Systems and DigiPath, Inc. today.

Kanteron Systems and DigiPath, Inc. (OTCBB: DIGP) today announce they have entered in a Joint Selling & Marketing Agreement to shared resources and implement a fully integrated digital pathology & radiology solution. 

Kanteron’s KMIIS, a cutting-edge hospital information system, simplifies the management of radiology and pathology within hospital networks. The solution is fully interoperable with PACS-Vendor Neutral Archive, EHR, RIS, and LIS via standards-compliant protocols (like DICOM and HL7). The KMIIS system also includes a zero-footprint remote single interface for access to PACS, VNA, RIS, WorkList Server, and Digital Pathology image viewer that includes zoom, pan, measure, annotate, and report tools functions.

DigiPath, Inc. provides the next generation of affordable, innovative, and reliable digital pathology solutions. The company’s PathScope™ reduces the adoption cost of digital pathology by over 50%, with the ability to hold between 1 to 200 slides, up to 5 objectives, in both scanning and live video modes.

“Kanteron’s clients have been asking for low cost digital pathology solution and DigiPath has demonstrated its leadership in this market,” stated Jorge Cortell, Chief Executive Officer of Kanteron.  “With PathScope™, we will be able to offer our clients the most cost effective solution available on the market today.” 

“DigiPath’s clients continually ask for further integration to existing hospital investments In their PACs and EHR installed systems,” said Eric Stoppenhagen, President of DigiPath, Inc. “With KMIIS integration with DigiPath’s PathScope™, this combined solution provides the first fully integrated hardware and software solution that’s fully integrated into our client’s hospital PACS and EHR systems.“

About Kanteron Systems 

Kanteron Systems is a leading open-source software company founded in 2005, specializing in medical imaging. Our award-winning technology enables full-resolution real-time telepathology in standard DICOM image format (an industry first), as well as radiology imaging storage and workflow, and healthcare data integration solutions. With offices in New York (USA), Lima (Peru), and Valencia (Spain), Kanteron Systems provides advanced medical imaging software solutions to some of the largest healthcare networks in the world (like the NHS in the UK, ISSSTE in Mexico, and EsSalud in Peru).  For more information please visit:  http://www.kanteron.com or send an email to info@kanteron.com. 

About DigiPath, Inc.

DigiPath, Inc. provides the next generation of affordable, innovative, and reliable digital pathology solutions.  DigiPath’s advisors bring over 60 years combined expertise in pioneering digital pathology, implementing over 750 installations at community pathology practices, hospitals, academic medical centers, reference laboratories, biopharma organizations, and life science research institutions worldwide.  Please visit http://www.digipath.biz for more information.

 Source: DigiPath


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