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Leveraging Technology For Integrated Diagnostic Reporting

| March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Chrystal Adams, Associate Vice President, XIFIN and Don Rule, CEO, Translational Software There is ongoing effort in healthcare to integrate and expand the use of patient data to improve clinical decision making and support cost-effective, patient-centered care. Much of the needed data resides within the diagnostic specialties of pathology, radiology, laboratory, and molecular diagnostics. […]

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Digitizing Pathology? Don’t Create Another Silo

| September 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

Post courtesy of Simon Häger, Product Manager Sectra Digital Pathology Solution Pathology departments play a key role in cancer care, but are currently under enormous pressure and face great challenges. Over the past decade, pathology departments have not only been subject to increasing demands as a result of the growing number of cases, but have […]

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Interoperability Should But Will Not Happen

| November 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

Fee-for-service medicine doesn’t provide the incentive for sharing information. Accountable care and integrated care models have native incentives for having complete information and sharing that only amongst themselves. For as long as I can remember everyone in healthcare has been talking about “interoperability”. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted […]

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It’s Benign but Does Your Patient Know?

| August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Many hospital systems now employ “patient portals” for patient’s to access their medical records, manage appointments and receive reminders about screening procedures and tests. I believe Epic brands this as “MyChart” within hospitals that have their EMR systems. Or EpicView and the like. It sounds like a wonderful system. Not so much. Laboratory medical directors […]

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Proscia Connect® Facilitates Collaboration Among Global Pathology Experts in the Fight Against Cancer

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Global collaboration on pathology consultations help clinicians and hospitals fight cancer worldwide with cloud-delivered software hosted on AWS  Proscia, a cloud-delivered solutions provider for digital pathology, today announced the release of a series of new features including Proscia Connect. Proscia Connect creates a global pathology ecosystem, running on Amazon Web Services (AWS), which facilitates collaboration […]

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Did the EMR Open the Door for Ebola’s Spread Within the U.S.?

| October 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

I have written several posts on the value, benefits, risks, issues with “too much” data and the double-edged sword the electronic medical record presents for physicians.  In 2008 I wrote a couple of posts entitled “Stethoscopes, EMRs and EHRs – what is all the data worth? (see: Stethoscopes, EMRs and EHRs – what is all […]

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Empowering Patients With Digital Pathology

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

This post originally appeared last October.  The intent was to write it for patients in a way that would briefly define pathology to the lay public and explain how digital pathology could empower them in their own care.  The post was print syndicated to patient advocacy and health/wellness sites.  Since and before the post, it […]

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Epic to Lobby Congress with Message of Interoperability

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

So let me see if I have this straight — Epic has hired a lobbying firm to lobby Congress to counter stories they are not interoperable with other systems when in fact they are?  And the people you are going to take this message to is Congress? The same Congress is one of the least productive […]

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Pathology Cloud Atlas – From ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory Perspectives in Pathology

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Source: ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboraotory Perspectives in Pathology by Dr. Greg Henderson Editor’s note: This is the first in a four-part series My interest in what is now called “cloud computing” was sparked from my 2005 encounter with a very destructive cloud named Hurricane Katrina. A week after arriving in New Orleans to […]

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The Meaning in “Meaningful Use” of EHRs – an Update for Laboratories and Pathologists

| September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Association for Pathology Informatics (API) and Sunquest Information Systems are pleased to continue their monthly educational webinar series on pathology informatics.  Please join us for our next webinar on Thursday, September 26 at 1 PM EDT/10 AM PDT, presented by Walter H. Henricks, MD of Cleveland Clinic. EHRs are transforming the practice of medicine and […]

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Closing The Medical Data Gap: Using IT To Close The Gap Between Health Information Systems And External Documents

| March 2, 2012

FREE Special Edition White Paper Download Your FREE Special Report Today!Simply Complete the Form Below Healthcare creates a wealth of data. Every patient encounter, even a routine checkup, generates a significant volume of information ranging from personal identification data such as Social Security number, age, and address, to clinician notes and impressions, patient data like […]

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CAP Leaders Discuss Meaningful Use Concerns with HHS Officials

| January 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

As registration began early this month for providers to participate in HHS’s meaningful use electronic health record (EHR) program, CAP leaders began a dialogue with agency officials to not only clarify the impact of this final rule on pathologists, but also to ensure that members are not penalized for not meeting meaningful use requirements when […]

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