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Philips All In on Digital Pathology

| October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

It will come as no surprise to anyone in the digital pathology space that Philips has been transforming the digital pathology market from several directions. Of course, the company completed a non-inferiority study which has been published in The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, the results of which were included in their submission to the […]

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CEO Profile: OptraSCAN’s Abhi Gholap

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

This is the fifth in a series of CEO short interviews about their views on their company, the digital pathology market, lessons learned and perhaps a little insight into their business principles.  My personal thanks to Mr. Gholap and OptraSCAN’s team for their time and efforts to complete this interview and provide some insights into their […]

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Introducing HALO-AI: Moving Deep Learning Out of the Computer Lab and into the Hands of the Pathologist

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wednesday 25th October | 8:00 AM PDT | 11:00 AM EDT | 4:00 PM BST Vlado Ovtcharov, Lead Algorithm Engineer, Indica Labs, Inc Dr. Kate Lillard Tunstall, CSO, Indica Labs, Inc   If you’ve attended any digital pathology or medical imaging meetings over the past couple of years, you have heard artificial intelligence or deep learning mentioned at least once.  If […]

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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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Inspirata Collaborates with Elsevier to Offer ExpertPath and ImmunoQuery in its Diagnostic Cockpit and Consultation Portal

| October 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Inspirata has established a real-time interface to Elsevier’s pathology decision support tools. Washington, DC, October 9, 2017 – Cancer informatics and digital pathology workflow solution provider Inspirata®, Inc. announced today that it has collaborated with Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, to integrate Elsevier’s ExpertPath™ and ImmunoQuery® diagnostic decision support tools into […]

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OptraSCAN Launches World’s First on-Demand Digital Pathology System at Pathology Visions 2017

| October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Founder and CEO Abhi Gholap presented to a full house at Pathology Visions Sunday, introducing DPA members to OptraSCAN’s On-Demand Digital Pathology system—a first of its kind in the industry. OptraSCAN is leading a disruptive digital transformation in the practice of Pathology and global Precision Medicine with its “On-Demand Digital Pathology” platform that was presented […]

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Proscia to Transform the Clinical Use of Digital Pathology in Commercial and Hospital Labs

| October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

New release of its award-winning digital pathology software delivers applications for clinical use-cases and sets the stage for AI-based computational pathology  Proscia Inc., a data solutions provider for digital pathology, announced today the launch of a new product optimized for digital clinical workflows in anatomic pathology labs. Built from its award-winning software platform, Proscia’s new offering leverages […]

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Visit Philips Digital Pathology at an Upcoming Roadshow

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Digital pathology for primary diagnostics is now available. How will it help you improve your clinical workflow and collaboration across sites? Philips is organizing a roadshow across the United States to educate pathologists, lab management and healthcare professionals on digital pathology and computational pathology. Visit the Philips Live! roadshow and experience digital pathology for yourself. […]

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Pinkwashing Comes Early This Year

| September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

We are not quite to October yet, historically one of my favorite months, the leaves change, cooler days and nights, World Series and the start of hockey season, but Pinkwashing for Pinktober has already begun. Pink brooms and “Sleep Pink” just to name a few I have seen within the past few days. But there […]

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XIFIN Highlights Flaws in CMS 2018 Draft PAMA Pricing

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rate Setting Not Market-based and Circumvents Legislative Intent SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — XIFIN, Inc., the healthcare information technology company revolutionizing the business of healthcare diagnostics, has conducted an initial review of the draft laboratory rates published on Sept. 22 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for 2018 clinical laboratory tests under the Protecting Access […]

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WSI Device Clearances After the Philips De Novo Classification: An Outlook on the Regulatory Road Ahead

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Christopher Ivicevich, Director of Regulatory Affairs & Quality Compliance, OptraSCAN With the recent shift in the industry as the result of this decision, a common question is “What lies in store for digital pathology system manufacturers in the wake of the FDA granting Philips’ de novo classification request for its IntelliSite device?” First, What […]

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RLI Summit 2017: What Radiology can Learn from Pathology about AI 

| September 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

 Source: HealthImaging.com (Dave Pearson) Healthcare-provider organizations that fail to turn their exponentially expanding troves of clinical data into actionable intelligence are at risk of getting strangled by their own success at generating and capturing said data. And most health systems already have enough clinical data to make more useful primary observations than any group of […]

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Register Now for API Digital Pathology Workshop at Henry Ford Hospital

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

API Digital Pathology Workshop – Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 12/8/17 – 12/9/17 Workshop Summary This workshop is the first in a planned continuing series of hospital-based, practical workshops focused on digital pathology. Short, didactic lectures by national experts will be punctuated by round-table discussions including vendor representatives. Topics covered will include the development of […]

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Is the Pen Mightier Than the Scalpel?

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Although a surgeon’s goal is to remove cancer in its entirety during excision surgery, achieving negative margins (absence of cancer cells at the outer edge of the excised tumor specimen) can be challenging. To facilitate intraoperative diagnosis, Zhang et al. from multiple institutions in Texas developed a handheld pen-like device that rapidly identifies the molecular profile of […]

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