Archive for December, 2015

New Dark Report Webinar January 13, 2016 —– Your Clinical Lab’s Opportunity to Capture $100-$500K in Wasted Spending: Proven Steps to Improve Inventory Management, Free Up Cash, and Increase Lab Performance

| December 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Master simple secrets to converting inventory to cash that your lab can spend immediately; eliminate stock-outs and expired reagents while increasing lab and staff productivity! Would a quick infusion of $100,000 to $500,000 in cash within 30 days of implementing a simple process improvement project make a big difference for your clinical laboratory or pathology group—particularly at a […]

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Sectra is Hiring – Looking for a Business Developer

| December 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

If this is of interest to you — please send a response as below to: According to the job posting, pilot’s license, musical interests and/or background in sports desirable! The field of pathology is embarking on a transformational change, going from an analogue to digital workflow. Going digital will empower pathology to improve cancer care […]

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Time to Rethink How Pathologists Train

| December 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Many thanks to AC, DC, JO and RS whose experience as residency program directors and/or recent graduates with or without fellowship training contributed to this article with shared thoughts on what appears to be, in my opinion, a treacherous course for pathology and the craft we love.  The article is longer than most and perhaps […]

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Further Rejection of Null Hypothesis: Digital Pathology Equal to Glass Slides

| December 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Since the inception of commercially available whole slide imaging systems more than 15 years ago, a necessary requirement has been to prove that diagnoses made using DP alone are equal to or better than conventional glass slides (GS) that have been used for at 10 times longer to care for patients. That is to say, […]

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The People That You Meet

| December 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Several years ago while waiting for a flight I saw a girl in the waiting area covered literally in head to toe with tattoos. I didn’t think much of it at the time really, they seem so common, not having one now I think makes you more “rebellious” or “unique” if that was the goal […]

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Notice of Death

| December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

They seem to come in the form of a Facebook update with the morning review of the iPhone or an email update from an unfamiliar “Class of 88” address heading. They seem to stream to the top of the feed and email queue among the pictures of Christmas trees and decorated homes and corporate holiday […]

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The Movat Pentachrome and Digital Pathology

| December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

My Director of Anatomic Pathology during the course of my residency was a Mexican-born pediatric and neuropathologist who spoke perfect Spanglish with a bunch of last names and some with hyphens. She was a great person and a great morphologist. Nearly every case had a decision reached on it between the gross, microscopic and clinicopathologic […]

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XIFIN Partners with QualityStar to Provide Quality Assurance Solution to Help Reduce Interpretive Diagnostic Errors in Anatomic Pathology 

| December 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Partnership Helps Pathologists Implement New CAP Guidelines SAN DIEGO, Calif.– XIFIN, Inc., the healthcare cloud computing company revolutionizing the business of healthcare diagnostics from patient to payment, today announced an agreement with QualityStar®, a leading provider of anatomic pathology quality assurance services, to market its cloud-based case review service to help reduce interpretive diagnostic errors and […]

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Join Omnyx for a Webinar!

| December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Expanding Access to Expertise: UPMC Digital Pathology Consultation Service December 15th, 2015 12:00 PM EST Dr. Liron Pantanowitz Professor of Pathology & Bioinformatics, Director of Pathology Informatics University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, United States UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) is a world-renowned health care provider based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A recognized innovator in information […]

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Alfresco Enables Digital Collaboration Among Pathologists to Advance Patient Healthcare

| December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the world’s largest professional membership organization for pathologists and laboratory professionals, has paved the way to digital pathology with the creation of ASCPedia, an innovative and educational online slide library utilizing Alfresco Software. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: Roughly 70 percent of disease diagnoses in […]

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Philips Webinar Tomorrow: An Introduction to Digital Pathology, Impact and Challenges

| December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

This live webinar is all about the way Philips sees the future of the pathology lab, as well as how we tackle any challenges together with our customers. Sharing multiplies your knowledge. This simple statement might look obvious. But is sometimes not that easy to implement. Especially with the complexity in pathology, your requirements to […]

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PerkinElmer Launches Vectra® 3 System for Quantitative Pathology Imaging Research

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Seven Color Multiplexing and Visualization Tools Help Accelerate Cancer Research PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, recently announced the launch of its Vectra® 3  automated, high-throughput quantitative pathology imaging system.  This solution’s new seven color multiplexing and visualization capabilities are designed to enable […]

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A Pathologist Saved My Life

| December 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

A few months ago a couple of colleagues and I were enjoying dinner at an upscale restaurant. Our server Amy, a very pleasant, hard-working young woman, tended our table without flaw. During dinner, the three of us learned how goal-oriented she was, based on our casual conversation. The banter about her job and ours carried […]

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Pathologists Are the Meteorologists of Medicine

| December 3, 2015 | 2 Comments

A pathologist is a physician who examines tissues, checks the accuracy of lab tests and interprets the results in order to facilitate a patient’s diagnosis and treatment. A meteorologist as a person with specialized education who uses scientific principles to explain, understand, observe, or forecast the earth’s atmospheric phenomena and/or how the atmosphere affects the earth and life on […]

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