Tag: social media

The Cost of Information

| January 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Reluctantly, my father (and occasionally my mother) would stop at a gas station to ask for directions. Not the kind of gas stations with hotdogs and coolers of beer. The kind that offered “full service”, checking your oil and windshield wiper fluid and without more than a few packs of gum or peanuts, if that. […]

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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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New Image Sharing Platform Anyslide Opens up Digital Pathology to Everyone

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Munich, August 31 st , 2017 — microDimensions launches new cloud-based image sharing and collaboration platform, helping to overcome some of the major hurdles on the way to digital pathology. Digital Pathology is happening. While the advantages are evident and experts already predict a new generation of pathologists, only few laboratories and institutes have started planning and investing in […]

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

| August 2, 2017 | 2 Comments

On June 22, 2007 I wrote my first post on this blog. Over 3,100 posts later, a lot has changed. That post contained an image of pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) highlighted by a special stain (GMS) and my idea was to have a pathology image per post with a clinical vignette along with it. It […]

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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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Tweeting Pathologists: How #InSituPathologists Changed the Way Pathologists Communicate

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

A paper was recently published in Modern Pathology (ePub ahead of print) entitled “#InSituPathologists: how the #USCAP2015 meeting went viral on Twitter and founded the social media movement for the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology that details the activity of “live tweeting” the USCAP 2015 and USCAP 2016 and how it all got […]

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A cancer patient and pathologist — brought together by Twitter — strike up an unlikely connection

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of STAT  By Linnea Olson and Michael Misialek Awesome read about a patient and pathologist exploring lung cancer together. Patients can be their own best advocates while pathologists should have the opportunity to meet their patients. While every surgical pathology accession number is a life, putting a face with a name can be mutually beneficial. […]

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A Tweet by Any Other Name

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Over the past 9 years since I started blogging there have been from time to time occasional “duplicate” or “mirrored” or “syndicated” websites and feeds of content from tissuepathology.com. In nearly every case to date, including someone actually copying the entire site, there was little harm or foul. The links still refer to the original […]

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Why Should Pathologists Engage in Social Media?

| July 13, 2016 | 0 Comments


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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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Facebook for Pathology Consultations: We Can but Should We?

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Everyday in dozens of groups on Facebook pathologists from all over the world post images of pathology cases with brief clinical histories, gross descriptions and/or IHC or other ancillary test information for a couple of purposes. One is to case share with other members in the group, sharing their diagnosis, opinions on the case and making […]

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Pathology 2.0 Update – 5 Years Later

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

In early 2009, I and many others were part of an organizing committee charged with putting together the program for CAP Futurescape and what later became known as Futurescape of Pathology. The idea for this meeting, was largely a CAP Foundation supported event that would include a weekend of short sessions on where pathology was […]

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On Virchow’s Eightieth Birthday Party and the Mainstreaming of Digital Pathology – Kim Solez, M.D.

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Technology is the easy part to change. The difficult aspects are social, organizational, and cultural. —Donald Norman, The Invisible Computer, Cambridge, 1988.  Digital pathology, whole slide imaging, has been promoted well within the pathology community but adoption is limited. What is needed now for it to become ubiquitous is broader promotion in the world at large using […]

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