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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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Register now for the 11th Annual Lab Quality Confab — October 24-25, 2017 Hosted by THE DARK REPORT

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Join us at Sheraton Hotel, New Orleans! REGISTER NOW As a clinical laboratory manager, you continue to be tasked with more effectively controlling your lab’s costs, while at the same time enhancing the quality and integrity of your lab test results. For the lab manager or pathologist seeking to drive out unnecessary expenses while sustaining […]

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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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Where Have all the Informaticists Gone?

| September 6, 2017 | 1 Comment

On a boat on one or more likely all three of the rivers that course through Pittsburgh, circa 1997, as a medical intern I met several folks who were the recognized leaders in pathology informatics. In the years that followed, between other “APIII” meetings as they were then called – “Anatomic Pathology Informatics, Imaging and […]

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Take Your Laboratory to the Next Level with the Easy-To-Use Digital Pathology System from Motic

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

At this year’s ASCP 2017 Annual Meeting, Motic is proud to present a new generation of innovative slide scanning systems. Introducing the MoticEasyScan® Pro. The MoticEasyScan Pro is a compact, user-friendly, scanning system that provides superb digital slide images with an efficient workflow and robust capabilities. It has enjoyed a remarkably rapid adoption rate throughout Asia […]

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Whole Slide Imaging: The importance of image quality in moving from qualitative to quantitative results

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10AM EDT | 3PM BST | 4PM CEST Duration: 30 minutes Whole slide imaging technology produces images that simultaneously provide high resolution, wide field observation, and can encompass the entire sample, extending high resolution imaging far beyond any single field of view.  This webcast will review the technology methods available as […]

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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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Artificial Intelligence is Aiding Pathologists

| September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Several artificial intelligence systems are appearing within the laboratory marketplace aimed at aiding the pathologist in making faster and more accurate decisions in relation to disease diagnosis. One area where artificial intelligence and machine learning are set to make an impact is with the detection of cancer. This is a big step-change, considering that for […]

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