Tag: CAP

Experience the PathologyNEXT Movement with Inspirata at CAP ‘15

| October 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Exhibiting in booth 104 at the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Annual Meeting Oct. 4-7 in Nashville, Inspirata will showcase how it is helping pathology departments leapfrog into the future with a fully automated workflow and integrated pathologists cockpit. Inspirata, Inc. is a rapidly emerging leader in digital pathology that is changing the pathology paradigm by […]

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Pathologists Cannot Talk to Patients? Fuggedaboutit – Addendum

| September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last October I wrote a post “Pathologists Cannot Talk to Patients? Fuggedaboutit” The Pathologist is now reporting some movement against this piece of legislation bad for patients and pathologists: Pathologists and hospitals urge New York State to revoke a bill that bans direct interaction of pathologists with patients The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, […]

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Digital Pathology Story Appears in Wall Street Journal

| June 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

Facebook and a number of folks last night during a bad time for the Chicago Blackhawks made me aware of a piece by Ms. Landro at the Wall Street Journal that touches on a number of issues including mention of use of digital pathology for image analysis as illustrated by work being done at UPMC with […]

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Register Now for Introduction to IVM Interpretation for the Practicing Pathologist

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

            Introduction to In Vivo Microscopy (IVM) Interpretation for the Practicing Pathologist July 11, 2015 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Main Building, Hickey Auditorium, Floor 11 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030  An IVM interpretation course designed specifically for pathologists—offered by the College of American Pathologists and […]

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CAP and NSH Release New Guideline to Improve Patient Safety

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pathologists and histotechnologists team to provide recommendations to standardize block and slide labeling practices Recently the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the National Society for Histotechnology (NSH) released the first evidence-based guideline to ensure patient safety through the uniform labeling of paraffin blocks and slides. The guideline, “Uniform Labeling of Blocks and Slides in Surgical […]

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CAP eFRM named MEDITECH’s Recommended Solution for Synoptic Reporting in Pathology

| April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Boston, MA – After cementing interface protocols for a seamless integration, the College of American Pathologists’ electronic Forms and Reporting Module (CAP eFRM) is MEDITECH’s recommended synoptic reporting solution for pathology. CAP eFRM ensures that pathologists will remain compliant with American College of Surgeons (ACoS) and CAP requirements for synoptic cancer reporting. Developed in partnership between […]

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Thoughts on Recent JAMA Breast Biopsy Study

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The accuracy of pathology diagnoses of breast biopsy results was recently called into question in the study published in the March 17, 2015, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Researchers reported that practicing pathologists incorrectly diagnosed nearly 25% of breast biopsies presented to them in a test study. These findings did […]

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CAP and ASCO Sign MOU to Advance Patient Care

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently announced a new partnership to optimize patient care and foster excellence in the practices of pathology and oncology through inter-professional education, advocacy, quality improvement, international outreach, and practice guideline development. As diagnosing cancer becomes more complex, communication between pathologists and clinical […]

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Pathologists Cannot Talk to Patients? Fuggedaboutit

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

There has been an issue that has come to light for the better part of this year that deals with legislation in New York State which does not allow for pathologists to speak directly with patients. For the past several months I have been following the story loosely as I do not practice in New […]

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Kimberly’s Story and the Power of Pathology 2.0

| September 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Kimberly Jewett is a 37 year-old mother of 2 and a two-time breast cancer survivor. Her first diagnosis was at age 31 and her second diagnosis came four years later. You can read her journey here. During this journey she has defined herself as a patient advocate, testifying before the FDA on behalf of patients, […]

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College of American Pathologist CEO Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday, The PathologyBlawg shared College of American Pathologists 2013 financial information which highlighted several parts of the book of business of the college including revenue sources and amounts, expenses, donations & salaries of the president and board members from some public filings. There is some lively commentary on the post over at The PathologyBlawg if you […]

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New Clinical Informatics Curriculum Prepares Future Pathologists

| July 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leading pathology organizations address education need in residency training in data-driven health care JULY 09, 2014 — NORTHFIELD, Ill., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The widespread adoption of the electronic health record (EHR), spurred in large part by meaningful use and related federal programs, is changing the way health care providers interact with laboratory information. Now, more than […]

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Car washes, crib sheets and surgical pathology: Sleaze, graft and corruption

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Summers and a couple of winter breaks in college I worked at a car wash in suburban Chicago. This was after I learned auto body work and auto detailing. It seemed to make sense to me to learn how to apply bondo, fix bumpers, paint and buff and then understand how to keep a car’s […]

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