Online Platform Will Expand and Expedite Consultations for Pathologists
PathCentral, a technology-enabled company dedicated to the success of the international pathology community, and Affiliated Pathologists Medical Group, today announced that the group will participate in the PathCentral Professional Network, the specialty’s most comprehensive online information exchange and digital consultation forum.
Affiliated Pathologists Medical Group (APMG) is a professional corporation composed of 37 Board-certified – and in many cases, subspecialty-certified – pathologists covering 11 service locations in four counties in California, one in Phoenix and two in Portland, Oregon.
“The PathCentral Professional Network will provide our pathologists with exciting new opportunities to collaborate on cases on a global basis,” said Robin A. Moore, MD, president, APMG. “Our group has a proven track record of making a significant difference in every hospital and laboratory to which we provide professional direction. Our continued success is tied to a combination of good medical practice, appropriate business support, information technology advances, ethical billing practices, strength in the marketplace and superior quality of rendered services. We see the PathCentral Professional Network – which is open to all — as a watershed development for diagnostic medicine. Digital pathology is poised to expand the reach of every pathologist beyond his or her backyard to patients and practices the world over.”
The PathCentral Professional Network enables physicians to upload case files using digital images for pathologists to review and render critical consulting diagnoses on both a global and a domestic real-time basis. In terms of scanning technology and imaging software, the Network is agnostic and designed to be non-exclusive – that is, open to all users regardless of location or consulting institution. The PathCentral Professional Network seeks to connect the world’s pathologists, incorporating tools from social media, making it an ideal forum for pathologists to send and perform consults, create connections, post information, share cases, ask questions, and expand professional relationships.
About Affiliated Pathologists Medical Group
Based in Torrance, Calif., APMG offers the experience of pathologists with superb general surgical pathology, clinical pathology and specific subspecialty expertise. All members of the group are Board-certified in anatomic pathology, most are Board-certified in clinical pathology and many have subspecialty Board certification.
Through its comprehensive suite of products and services, PathCentral provides independent community-based pathologists with the tools they need to increase revenues, improve operating efficiencies, ensure patient safety, and become highly competitive in their local markets. With its blend of leading edge IT cloud computing technology and global connectivity, PathCentral intends to enable pathologists around the world to grow, thrive and more effectively meet the demands of 21st Century diagnostic medicine. For more information, please visit www.pathcentral.net.
Source: Edge Communications, Inc.
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