Tag: pathologists

A.I. Versus M.D. – Either Way – Pathologists Do Not Diagnose Cancer – Part 1

| April 3, 2017 | 3 Comments

A loyal reader tipped me off to a recent article in The New Yorker entitled “A.I. Versus M.D.” The article is written by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, a well known oncologist and author of The Emperor of all Maladies. This article, the book and the documentary are all worth reading/viewing if you are not familiar with […]

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Different Sides of the Pond

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Great story in The Pathologist entitled “An Ocean Apart” — How pathology differs on either side of the Atlantic – and how it doesn’t by Michael Schubert What exactly is a boot? Or a biscuit? Or a chip? If you pictured part of a car, a sweet treat, and a French fry, you may be […]

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News of Our Patients Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated!

| October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dr. Karim Sirgi, MD, MBA, FCAP, Managing Partner and CEO, LambdaX3 International recently wrote the below post on LinkedIn. Karim has kindly agreed to allow me to repost it here to share outside LinkedIn – including our loyal patient following. I wanted to share it here because I think nearly every pathologist can empathize with […]

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When Did We Become “Health Care’s Secret Weapon”?

| June 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

I don’t really know when or where it started. You can track where it has been propagated. A quick Google search lead me to an article published in 2008 entitled “The Future Laboratory Professional: Health Care’s Secret Weapon”. Since then it seems to have become part of some additional syndicated articles, in some cases, referencing […]

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In Pursuit of Patient-Centered Care

| March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Enhancing the patient experience through a patient-centered approach to care is a growing priority for healthcare organizations. The primary objective of patient-centered care is to ensure a continuing relationship between the patient and his or her healthcare team with a focus on prevention and detection, diagnostic accuracy, and team-based, multi-disciplinary information sharing and collaboration. Improving […]

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Response to “American Osteopathic Association Slams Pathologists and Laboratories”

| March 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

Last Friday I published a post on a recent ad campaign put out by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) that many felt in response was “tone deaf”, “misguided”, “inappropriate” and “awkward” with a call from many for the AOA to pull the ads, including from several DO pathologists and other DO physicians. Some questioned “What […]

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American Osteopathic Association Slams Pathologists and Laboratories

| February 26, 2016 | 12 Comments

According to its website, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), it has launched a new campaign entitled “Brand Awareness Campaign” which it claims is “taking osteopathic medicine to a wider audience with a new brand awareness campaign, launched at OMED 2015 in Orlando on Oct. 17. Our objectives were to sharpen the definition of osteopathic medicine […]

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Pathologists Are the Meteorologists of Medicine

| December 3, 2015 | 2 Comments

A pathologist is a physician who examines tissues, checks the accuracy of lab tests and interprets the results in order to facilitate a patient’s diagnosis and treatment. A meteorologist as a person with specialized education who uses scientific principles to explain, understand, observe, or forecast the earth’s atmospheric phenomena and/or how the atmosphere affects the earth and life on […]

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Pigeons to Replace Pathologists in Diagnosing Benign from Malignant Tumors

| November 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

With all the hype and worry over a pathologist shortage in the coming decade, investigators from California, Iowa and Georgia decided to take action and train pigeons to become pathologists. It turns out that pigeons and pathologists are very similar in many ways but are less expensive to recruit and retain, have a higher reproductive […]

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Omnyx Joins the White House and the American Society for Clinical Pathology to Globalize the Fight Against Cancer

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Big news today from Omnyx in partnership with the White House Office of Science of Technology Policy, American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Cancer Society, Union International Cancer Control, Sakura, Roche and Pfizer. ASCP pathologists in collaboration with digital pathology and laboratory support will provide pathology consults for patients in Africa.  A great example of […]

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Foundation Medicine Expands Molecular Information Decision Support Offerings with GeneKit™, a Genomic Solutions Portal for Pathologists

| September 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Powered by FoundationCORE™, GeneKit Enables Unmatched Interpretation, Analysis and Reporting of Genomic Data into Clinical Practice CAMBRIDGE, Mass.– Foundation Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ:FMI) recently announced the expansion of its suite of molecular information-based products with GeneKitTM, a genomics solutions portal for pathologists. Uniquely differentiated by the power of FoundationCORETM, Foundation Medicine’s ever-growing comprehensive cancer genomics knowledgebase of more […]

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Leading global health institutions digitize pathology workflows with Philips to enhance disease diagnoses

| September 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pathologists across Singapore, Austria, Germany, Belgium and the UK adopt Philips Digital Pathology Solutions to drive cutting-edge diagnostics  EINDHOVEN, Netherlands – As the number of trained pathologists decreases while the aging population and complexity of cancer is on the rise, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced the growing adoption of its Digital Pathology Solutions by health systems […]

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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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Webinar from Xifin: Rainmaking with a Cloud-Based LIS – A Pathologist’s Perspective

| April 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

REGISTER HERE Hear how Dr. Gregory S. Henderson migrated his pathology practice to the cloud, when faced with a quarter of a million dollar upgrade to keep the LIS system current to handle cost containment and the desire to reduce management and maintenance of an on-premise laboratory information system (LIS). What Dr. Henderson discovered was that he […]

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