Tag: Blogs

Understanding the Social Network Pathologist – The Drive to Share, Discuss and Mingle

| October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

microDimensions, a provider of software solutions and services for the processing, visualization, and analysis of microscopic image data, has an interesting article on their blog discussing the use, merits issues and deliverables of social media in pathology. The article is written by Antje Reich and I think touches on key issues of using social media […]

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The Motley Fool: Google AI Just Beat Human Pathologists at Detecting Cancer

| April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Apparently it is official…pathologists have been replaced by Google. Just like those folding maps, the yellow pages, the white pages, newspapers, racing forms, microfiche, books and other annoying analog nuances of daily life. The original story is of course not “just”, unless “just” means news going back a month as shown on CNN: Google uses AI to help diagnose breast cancer. […]

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“Academic” Tweeting – Is it “Academic” and Will it Be Recognized as Such?

| March 23, 2017 | 2 Comments

Dr. Bruce Friedman over at Lab Soft News has an interesting post today on “The “Why” and “How” of Academic Tweeting”. Many of you know that Bruce is widely considered the grandfather of pathology informatics, coining the term decades ago, envisioning organizations, societies, fellowships before many. He and Mike Becich are two people I would […]

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The Future of Anatomic Pathology – 2 Possible Outcomes and More

| January 31, 2017 | 2 Comments

allthingspath.com had a recent interesting post on 2 possible outcomes for anatomic pathology at some point in the future of anatomic pathology.  One scenario is related to whole slide imaging and the other one is related to in vivo microscopy.  We are asked – Which one of these prevails? In my opinion, both.  There will […]

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Pathology 2.0 Comes of Age: Recommendations for Protecting Privacy While Motivating Education

| August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

There is an interesting article in this month’s AMA Journal of Ethics by Drs. Crane and Gardner on the use of pathology images in social media. The authors introduce the article in their abstract as “There is a rising interest in the use of social media by pathologists. However, the use of pathology images on […]

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Why Should Pathologists Engage in Social Media?

| July 13, 2016 | 0 Comments


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The People That You Meet – (Half of) The Sisterhood

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

On my most recent flight to the United Kingdom in May to give a couple of talks in London, as I was settling into my seat for the 6 hour flight, a young girl came up behind me and said that she had with window seat. She was out of breath, carrying a guitar case […]

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Hospital Now Accepting Likes, Retweets as Payments

| June 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

NASHVILLE, TN – In a stunning health care coup, Stalwart Memorial Hospital has announced a new advertising campaign that is sure to change the face of hospital publicity and simultaneously lower the cost of health care for the consumer.  Thanks to the brilliance of the newly-hired social media manager, Shina Patel, patients will have their […]

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Doc the Bartender

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Many thanks to Dr. Jordan Grumet at In My Humble Opinion for allowing me to repost this recent article he shared. I have mentioned Jordan before and appreciate his very personal thoughts he shares with great style and prose.  Many of his frustrations in his practice are not necessarily pain points for pathologists but I think this post […]

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Pathology Plays a Central Role in the Era of Personalized Medicine

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Originally published on KevinMD.com by Dr. Michael Misialek, a practicing pathologist in Massachusetts.   As a pathologist, I recognize the importance of every diagnosis. Behind each slide is a patient, a family, a network of family and friends. A string of dominoes that is set into motion with my diagnosis. All treatment begins with a diagnosis. […]

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(How) Should Patients be Present at Medical Meetings?

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The below post appeared on 33 charts today.  I thought it was a timely topic with relevant thoughts about the issues of patients at medical meetings.  The editorial below mentions “When people are talking about you and you’re not at the dinner table, this mostly means you’re on the menu,” someone said to me, referring to […]

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Sounding the Death Knell

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

A physician blogger in the Chicago area who blogs over at In My Humble Opinion is a prolific poet who writes about “A primary care physician’s thoughts on medicine and life”.  Honestly, his daily trials and tribulations with healthcare today make my practice seem ever more rewarding and somewhat insulated from what sounds like a […]

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One more thing you didn’t learn in medical school

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

In My Humble Opinion recently put me onto The White Coat Investor, a blog written by an emergency room physician with a book by the same name available at Amazon.  He mentions on his site that he is a “practicing, full-time, board-certified emergency physician just a few years out of residency.  Although I’ve always been interested […]

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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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