Archive for September, 2017

MolecularMD Announces Partnership with Indica Labs to Support Improved Clinical Trial Histopathology Workflows Integrating Digital Biomarker Analysis Services

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Portland OR – September 29, 2017 – MolecularMD, a provider of molecular and tissue-based clinical trial assays and diagnostics for oncology based drug development programs, has announced a partnership agreement with Indica Labs, a leader in digital pathology imaging tools and services. The collaboration between the companies leverages MolecularMD’s diagnostic clinical testing solutions with Indica Labs’ digital biomarker analysis services to enable an efficient transition of pre-clinical […]

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Panoptiq™ – Bridging the Gap to Consult Remotely in Real – Time

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Panoptiq™ allows real-time remote viewing of cytological and histological specimens, for example during intraoperative consultations. By leveraging an organization’s existing microscopy infrastructure, Panoptiq™ allows one to remotely reach Pathologists of differing sub-specialty expertise in a simple, real-time setting. Attending Pathology Vision 2017? Please visit us live at the Booth # 21 in San Diego, CA, from […]

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Pinkwashing Comes Early This Year

| September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

We are not quite to October yet, historically one of my favorite months, the leaves change, cooler days and nights, World Series and the start of hockey season, but Pinkwashing for Pinktober has already begun. Pink brooms and “Sleep Pink” just to name a few I have seen within the past few days. But there […]

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The Clinic Door – Chapter 1: The Beginning

| September 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

Physicians blog for a myriad of reasons. Some to discuss interesting clinical cases and their interactions with patients and in the case of pathologists, our clinical and pathology colleagues. Some do it to rant and rave about regulations, reimbursements, requirements, EMR adoption and so forth. Some do it as an outlet to share ideas, propagate […]

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Register now for the 11th Annual Lab Quality Confab — October 24-25, 2017 Hosted by THE DARK REPORT

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Join us at Sheraton Hotel, New Orleans! REGISTER NOW As a clinical laboratory manager, you continue to be tasked with more effectively controlling your lab’s costs, while at the same time enhancing the quality and integrity of your lab test results. For the lab manager or pathologist seeking to drive out unnecessary expenses while sustaining […]

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XIFIN Highlights Flaws in CMS 2018 Draft PAMA Pricing

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rate Setting Not Market-based and Circumvents Legislative Intent SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — XIFIN, Inc., the healthcare information technology company revolutionizing the business of healthcare diagnostics, has conducted an initial review of the draft laboratory rates published on Sept. 22 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for 2018 clinical laboratory tests under the Protecting Access […]

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WSI Device Clearances After the Philips De Novo Classification: An Outlook on the Regulatory Road Ahead

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Christopher Ivicevich, Director of Regulatory Affairs & Quality Compliance, OptraSCAN With the recent shift in the industry as the result of this decision, a common question is “What lies in store for digital pathology system manufacturers in the wake of the FDA granting Philips’ de novo classification request for its IntelliSite device?” First, What […]

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Correction: Omnyx and UPMC Part Ways

| September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

It has been said that journalism writes the first page of history. As an amateur publisher for 10 years I rely upon the professionals in the media to make the news that we share. On occasion, when you write the first script, the story is wrong and in our case, we get it wrong as well. […]

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RLI Summit 2017: What Radiology can Learn from Pathology about AI 

| September 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

 Source: HealthImaging.com (Dave Pearson) Healthcare-provider organizations that fail to turn their exponentially expanding troves of clinical data into actionable intelligence are at risk of getting strangled by their own success at generating and capturing said data. And most health systems already have enough clinical data to make more useful primary observations than any group of […]

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Register Now for API Digital Pathology Workshop at Henry Ford Hospital

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

API Digital Pathology Workshop – Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 12/8/17 – 12/9/17 Workshop Summary This workshop is the first in a planned continuing series of hospital-based, practical workshops focused on digital pathology. Short, didactic lectures by national experts will be punctuated by round-table discussions including vendor representatives. Topics covered will include the development of […]

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TRIBVN Healthcare Announces Launch of the New Version of CaloPix

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

TRIBVN Healthcare, a publisher of software solutions for diagnostic cellular and tissue imaging in the laboratory, announces the launch of the latest version of the CaloPix 3.2.0 software, which is dedicated to the management and analysis of images for diagnostic and clinical applications. Version 3.2.0 of CaloPix is available. This is a major version, which represents […]

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Is the Pen Mightier Than the Scalpel?

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Although a surgeon’s goal is to remove cancer in its entirety during excision surgery, achieving negative margins (absence of cancer cells at the outer edge of the excised tumor specimen) can be challenging. To facilitate intraoperative diagnosis, Zhang et al. from multiple institutions in Texas developed a handheld pen-like device that rapidly identifies the molecular profile of […]

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Register Now for Philips Digital Pathology US Roadshow – Orlando and San Diego Coming Soon

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recognizing the need for further education on the topic of digital pathology, specifically with the recent approval of Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution for primary diagnostics, Philips is organizing a US roadshow, visiting 7 cities in 2017, to educate pathologists on digital pathology. Register now for the Orlando or San Diego locations! Learn all about Digital Transformation in […]

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Neagen and Visiopharm Announce New Technical Integration Between Image Analysis and PACS to Meet Demands from Pathologists

| September 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Workflow, workflow, workflow has been a laboratory mantra for decades. Lean engineering principles, risk reduction, patient safety and efficiencies in every step. And for almost as long it has been recognized in digital pathology that workflow would need to be improved, particularly in “open” systems where best-of-breed may be implemented rather than “closed” systems. One […]

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