Windstream Enterprise to Discuss Preparing IT infrastructure for Digital Pathology at HIMSS18

| March 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

Interesting news at HIMSS Annual Meeting. A leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions presented recently presented on network requirements for digital pathology. If any readers attended this session would appreciate hearing about the discussion.

 WINDSTREAM-ENTERPRISESSession will explore challenges and solutions for managing data elements up to 60 times larger than digitized radiology images

LITTLE ROCK — Windstream Enterprise, a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions, presented an education session titled “Preparing Your HIT Infrastructure for Digital Pathology and Beyond” at the 2018 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition.

Windstream President & CEO Tony Thomas joined co-presenters Cody Bumgardner, assistant professor and director of informatics at the University of Kentucky, and Jan Bates, systems operations director at the University of Kentucky HealthCare.

“The FDA approval of digital pathology for primary diagnosis, along with falling costs of whole genome sequencing, will have a dramatic effect on the size and context of patient records,” says Thomas. “Healthcare enterprises will need to prepare their networks, storage, and computational environments for the impact of data elements that are 30 to 60 times larger than digitized radiology images. This session will examine the challenges involved and the IT options for solving those challenges now and into the future.”

Healthcare IT professionals who attend the session will discover the systems requirements of retrieving, sharing and analyzing high-res images within clinical workflows, along with network options for access, analysis, short- and long-term storage, disaster recovery, security and regulatory requirements. Windstream experts in advanced networking will also be on-hand for discussions throughout the conference at booth 12222.

Windstream Enterprise’s Healthcare IT Consulting and Technology Solutions help healthcare providers overcome day-to-day obstacles and create personalized healthcare experiences. In an age when communications technology sometimes limits face-to-face interaction, Windstream’s network, communications and collaboration solutions for healthcare providers help them be more efficient and enable the conversations that are the foundation of successful patient relationships.

About Windstream

Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions. Windstream provides data networking, core transport, security, unified communications and managed services to mid-market, enterprise and wholesale customers across the U.S. The company also offers broadband, entertainment and security services for consumers and small and medium-sized businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. Services are delivered over multiple network platforms including a nationwide IP network, our proprietary cloud core architecture and on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 150,000 miles. Additional information is available at or Please visit our newsroom at or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream or @WindstreamBiz.

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  1. Steven N. Hart Ph.D. says:

    I attended the session. There wasn’t any talk by Windstream, so I don’t quite know thier angle yet. The talk ended up being 70% genomics, rather than pathology and the presenters were the IT team, so no pathology representation. While it was a bit of a surprise deviation from the title of the talk, it shows some insight on how much responsibility these new technologies are putting on our data center folks.

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