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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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Register Now for Philips Digital Pathology US Roadshow – Orlando and San Diego Coming Soon

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recognizing the need for further education on the topic of digital pathology, specifically with the recent approval of Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution for primary diagnostics, Philips is organizing a US roadshow, visiting 7 cities in 2017, to educate pathologists on digital pathology. Register now for the Orlando or San Diego locations! Learn all about Digital Transformation in […]

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Neagen and Visiopharm Announce New Technical Integration Between Image Analysis and PACS to Meet Demands from Pathologists

| September 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Workflow, workflow, workflow has been a laboratory mantra for decades. Lean engineering principles, risk reduction, patient safety and efficiencies in every step. And for almost as long it has been recognized in digital pathology that workflow would need to be improved, particularly in “open” systems where best-of-breed may be implemented rather than “closed” systems. One […]

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Pathology and Our Societies Need to Evolve

| September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Over the past 20+ years I have had the good fortune of attending dozens of national meetings hosted by organizations and societies outside of the pathology field. Going to medical school in Chicago offered medical students in the city the opportunity to attend large gynecology, pediatric, surgery and internal medicine meetings, not to mention their […]

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