Archive for July, 2015

DoD Awards Cerner, Leidos, Accenture EHR Contract

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The US Department of Defense handed down the largest and most-anticipated electronic health record system contract in history late Wednesday. And the winner is (drumroll, please) … Cerner, Leidos and Accenture. The contract’s initial piece, valued at $4.3 billion, calls for the team to provide “an electronic health record off-the-shelf solution, integration activities and deployment across […]

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Pathology Visions 2015 Early Bird Deadline | Keynote Speaker Announcement

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Take advantage of the Early Bird rate and register today for the Digital Pathology Association’s (DPA) annual conference, Pathology Visions. The DPA, a non-profit organization that promotes education and awareness of digital pathology applications, will be hosting Pathology Visions at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, Massachusetts on October 11 – 13, 2015. Register by […]

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How the Affordable Care Act Impacts Your Practice

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

With the introduction of bundled payments, telepathology consults can greatly reduce the risk of unreimbursed tests. SPOT Imaging’s Philip Merlo explains. By Phillip Merlo, VP-Digital Pathology Systems SPOT Imaging Bundled payments are a hot topic in the healthcare industry these days, because with the Affordable Care Act’s bundled payments comes an increased risk to providers and caregivers […]

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Mikroscan Technologies’ Announces Two Appointments to Board of Directors Board now includes leaders from ResMed, HP and the University of Nebraska Medical Center

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mikroscan, maker of real time brightfield telepathology systems, is pleased to welcome two new technology and life science leaders to its Board of Directors. The new board members are Rodney S. Markin, MD, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Associate Vice Chancellor of Business Development and Professor of Pathology & Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical […]

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Interview with Ken Berta, Philips Digital Pathology Head of Commercial Operations North America

| July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recently, I had a chance to sit down with Ken Berta, Head of Commercial Operations North America – Digital Pathology at Philips, to discuss the headway they’ve made in their sector of the healthcare industry and various other issues. I asked about Philips’ Digital Pathology mission and vision and he shared with me that Philips […]

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Third Nordic Symposium on Digital Pathology – November 3-4, 2015

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the Nordic Symposium on Digital Pathology 2015! On November 3-4, the 3rd Nordic Symposium on Digital Pathology will take place in Linköping, Sweden and we cordially invite you to join us. The meeting will once again be a fantastic opportunity for researchers and clinical professionals to meet, learn and discuss digital pathology. The symposium will be […]

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Pathology as a Much Maligned Specialty is Not

| July 20, 2015 | 3 Comments

“Several studies have shown that the specialty of pathology tends to attract intuitive, detail-oriented introverts who appreciate the emphasis on intellectual ability and the lack of direct patient contact.” H.L. Mencken said, “What animates a great pathologist? Is it the desire to cure disease, to save life? Surely not, save perhaps as an afterthought. He […]

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The Value of Pathology

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last month this blog turned 8 years old with nearly 2,700 posts to date or about 330 posts per year on average.  Along the way in addition to news items, my thoughts, stories and remembrances of medical education and the like there have been a few guest posts. The 1,000th post was a guest post […]

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Webinar from Leica: Benefits of Image Analysis in Biomarker Discovery

| July 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Benefits of Image Analysis in Biomarker Discovery Overview Biomarker discovery and evaluation are an integral part of translational research. The interpretation of biomarkers is traditionally performed manually, using a microscope. Scientists are extremely effective at performing morphometric assessment, which involves identifying patterns and structures within tissue. However, human vision is inherently flawed when trying to […]

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Webinar: How Your Lab Can Deliver More Value from Lab Data: Lessons from Innovative Labs on Internal and External Successes with Lab Test Utilization and Improved Clinical Outcomes

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Dark Report / Dark Daily Webinar! Webinar – Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 1pm EDT Register Now Every clinical lab and pathology group needs to prepare to move beyond fee-for-service payment by delivering high-value lab services that improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs You have a proven path to follow, whether your priority […]

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LabPON Achieves 100 Percent Digital Diagnosis for Clinical Cases with Philips

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Largest pathology laboratory in the Netherlands becomes first in the world to complete transition to digital pathology Eindhoven, The Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) recently announced that the Netherlands-based LabPON has become the first clinical pathology laboratory in the world to have transitioned completely to digital diagnosis. With this shift, all clinical histology cases are now […]

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PathXL Software Platform Chosen by Intellectual Ventures Laboratory

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

‘High quality training relies on expert trainers as well as access to a comprehensive, validated set of microscope slides. Availability of both of these is limited.’ For this reason Intellectual Ventures Laboratory (IV Lab) and Global Good are developing a malaria microscopy e-learning tool to help address challenges in training and supporting proficient microscopy technicians, especially […]

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Mr. Sims and the Summer of ’95 – Part 2

| July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is a continuation from Mr. Sims and the Summer of ’95 – Part 1. On Thursday, July 13, 1995 the high temperature at O’Hare Airport was 104 degrees. Mayor Daley was quoted as saying “It’s hot. It’s very hot. Yesterday we broke records. We all have our little problems, but let’s not blow it […]

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Silent Auction to Help Support Cancer Research

| July 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

There is an open silent auction online here (http://cancerresearchfdn.maestroweb.com/List.aspx?OrgID=1478&ItemCategory=Silent+Auction&Selection=0) to help support cancer research through the Cancer Research Foundation. You can register through the site and bid on many excellent items. There will be a Benefit Auction and Dinner for The Cancer Research Foundation to held on Tuesday, July 14th from 7 to 9:30 PM […]

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