Archive for January, 2014

Nighttime smartphone use zaps workers’ energy

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Interesting study from Michigan State University researchers on use of smartphones at night and resulting productivity the next day. The head researcher claims “smartphones are almost perfectly designed to disrupt sleep.” I think Volkswagon recognized this years ago in a post I had back in 2011 entitled “Volkswagen turns off Blackberry email after work hours.” […]

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Pathology Informatics Summit 2014 Registration Now Open

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Pathology Informatics Summit 2014 registration form is now up on the conference web site, as are the short abstract and ePoster submission forms, and the resident/fellow travel award application. The deadline for travel award applications is coming up on 2/15/14. Please share with your residents and fellows. Applications for the travel awards will close […]

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Clinical Informatics and Quality Fellowship Opening for 2014-2015 at Penn State

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Pathology of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the College of Medicine of The Pennsylvania State University seek applications for our new Clinical Informatics and Quality Fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year. This fellowship (currently a non-ACGME fellowship) will provide education in clinical informatics and quality, with curriculum focuses […]

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Definiens: Image and Data Analysis for Digital Pathology

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Image analysis can often be a costly and time consuming manual step in research projects. But Definiens® Solutions change that, enabling you to automate even your most demanding tasks, resulting in a quantitative readout. In this case study, scientists at Genentech demonstrate that automated image analysis can dramatically increase the efficiency of scoring tasks that […]

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DPA’s Whole Slide Imaging Repository is Live

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

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A Blog By Any Other Name

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Chicago Tribune had a recent article entitled “Chicago State sends 2nd salvo at faculty website“. The article mentions “Chicago State University has demanded that a group of faculty members remove a photograph and change the domain name of a website that criticizes university administrators, the second time the school has sent a letter to […]

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Philips is Hiring!

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Philips Digital Pathology Solutions (PDS), started in 2007 is looking to add a strategic sales manager for their digital pathology solutions in the Southeast US.  Read full job description below. Organization Description:  The Philips Digital Pathology Solutions (PDPS) venture started on May 1, 2007. The venture is establishing a worldwide business for total digital pathology […]

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Immune-Cancer Interactions in Tumor-Draining Lymph Nodes: Novel Prognostic and Mechanistic Insights for Breast Cancer

| January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

WEBINAR ON DEMAND In our recent webinar, Peter P. Lee, MD, City of Hope Cancer Center, described his group’s novel approach in providing an objective assessment of immune alterations within tumors and tumor-draining lymph nodes (TDLNs). Whether TDLNs are invaded by cancer cells is a key prognostic indicator for patients with breast and other cancers. […]

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Digital Pathology Blog Among Top 100

| January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Honored to be among those in the pathology category mentioned worth “bookmarking” according to Forensicsciencedegree.org. See the others mentioned here.  Forensic science is a field that involves more than what you see on television. In order to work in this field, you need specific credentials to secure employment, starting with the right degree. Many schools […]

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CAP ’14 Preview – Mark Your Calendar Now

| January 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

CAP ’14 Preview – Mark Your Calendar Now Plan now to join more than 2,000 of your colleagues and friends at CAP ’14 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting™ in Chicago, September 7-10, 2014. As the ONLY pathology meeting designed by and for board-certified pathologists, CAP ’14 is all about practical take-home-and-use education, packed with timely and useful […]

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Register Now for 19th Annual Executive War College

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

  19th Annual Executive War College Conference on Laboratory & Pathology Management April 29 – 30, 2014 • Sheraton Hotel • New Orleans, LA It’s all here, all in one place—everything you need to help your lab catch the winning wave during this time of tough threats and new opportunities! Senior lab executives, administrators, and pathologists— say […]

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Quest Diagnostics to buy Solstas for $570 Million

| January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Quest Diagnostics Inc, a provider of laboratory test services, said it would buy Solstas Lab Partners Group for about $570 million to expand into the U.S. Southeast. Quest said it expected the deal to add about 5 percent to annualized revenue as well as add modestly to adjusted earnings in 2014. Solstas, owned by private […]

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New Articles from Journal of Pathology Informatics

| January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Needs and workflow assessment prior to implementation of a digital pathology infrastructure for the US Air Force Medical Service Jonhan Ho, Orly Aridor, David W Glinski, Christopher D Saylor, Joseph P Pelletier, Dale M Selby, Steven W Davis, Nicholas Lancia, Christopher B Gerlach, Jonathan Newberry, Leslie Anthony, Liron Pantanowitz, Anil V Parwani [ABSTRACT][HTML FULL TEXT][PDF][EPub] […]

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What key reimbursement changes will affect your lab?

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Can your lab survive significant reductions? Reimbursement and bundling changes finalized for 2014 will have a big impact on laboratory and pathology providers. Fee schedule outcomes have been alarming and appear to be setting a trend for the future. Many of these changes threaten operating budgets and are jeopardizing the actual survival of some clinical […]

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