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Royal College of Pathologists Supports DigitalPath Europe 2016

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

As attendance grows for DigitalPath Europe Congress, the meeting organizers of this leading international event on digital pathology, are delighted to announce that the Royal College of Pathologists will be supporting the conference in London. The Royal College will join 200+ attendees who will review the game changing innovation, roadblocks and critical success factors in […]

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Doc the Bartender

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Many thanks to Dr. Jordan Grumet at In My Humble Opinion for allowing me to repost this recent article he shared. I have mentioned Jordan before and appreciate his very personal thoughts he shares with great style and prose.  Many of his frustrations in his practice are not necessarily pain points for pathologists but I think this post […]

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| November 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Blogs, like blog readers, come and go.  It is part of the nature of creating blogs and reading blogs. Writing a blog consumes resources for the blogger and readers take time to read and comment or share on what one writes if it strikes a chord with them. We all try in the blogosphere to […]

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Patients Are Not Customers ?!?

| September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

I recently came across a blog post on KevinMD entitled “Patients are not customers. Here are 6 reasons why” written by Dr. Shirie Leng, an anesthesiologist in Massachusetts. She introduces the post comparing how we purchase goods and services, such as a car or food in a restaurant and how we exchange money for goods […]

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Pathologists Cannot Talk to Patients? Fuggedaboutit – Addendum

| September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last October I wrote a post “Pathologists Cannot Talk to Patients? Fuggedaboutit” The Pathologist is now reporting some movement against this piece of legislation bad for patients and pathologists: Pathologists and hospitals urge New York State to revoke a bill that bans direct interaction of pathologists with patients The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, […]

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Digital Pathology: Historical Perspectives, Current Concepts & Future Applications

| August 27, 2015 | 2 Comments

Later this year, a nice review of the current state of digital pathology, how we got here and where the technology will take us in the future will be released by Springer. My personal thanks to the publisher and our editors for their support and workmanship required to manage a multi-authored textbook, Dr. Luigi Rao, […]

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| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is a piece I wrote for The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) “A Piece of My Mind” section I actually hand delivered to the AMA building downtown on my bike from Northwestern that was probably rejected about as soon as it was filed for review as many of my short stories were […]

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Pathology Plays a Central Role in the Era of Personalized Medicine

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Originally published on by Dr. Michael Misialek, a practicing pathologist in Massachusetts.   As a pathologist, I recognize the importance of every diagnosis. Behind each slide is a patient, a family, a network of family and friends. A string of dominoes that is set into motion with my diagnosis. All treatment begins with a diagnosis. […]

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Response to “Pathologists Cannot Talk to Patients? Fuggedaboutit”

| November 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Perhaps not too surprisingly, there was a pretty good response to my post towards the end of last month entitled “Pathologists Cannot Talk to Patients? Fuggedaboutit”. And also not too surprisingly given the issues I raised the battle lines are largely drawn between pathologists and clinicians. Most pathologists that commented, e-mailed or shared their thoughts […]

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The Difference Between a Good Pathologist and an Excellent Pathologist

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The response to Kimberly’s Story a couple of weeks ago was overwhelmingly positive.  The story.  The need. My own feelings on missed opportunities and a call to action by physicians in general and pathologists in particular.  The comments, emails, phone calls, text, tweets and other social media discussion on the post are perhaps best summed […]

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Charging Mobile Devices Stimulates Personal Connections

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dr. Stephen Ruby over at Entrepreneurial Practice has an interesting read on Charging Station Epiphany. Perhaps most of us have been in a similar situation – you get to the airport and realize you did not charge your laptop from last night, your iPhone charge is close to 20% and the iPad is no better and […]

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Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), Flagship Biosciences Enter Digital Pathology Agreement to Automate Dystrophin Measurements

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug 20, 2014 — Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc, a developer of innovative RNA-based therapeutics, and Flagship Biosciences LLC, a leading digital pathology firm, today announced a multi-year, multi-product partnership for the development of automated quantitative endpoint measurements in muscular dystrophy to support the advancement Sarepta’s Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) drug pipeline, including its lead […]

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Reverse Auctions for Pathology Near

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

I recently read with interest a post by Dr. Bruce Friedman over at about “Online Bidding for Best Price for Orthopedic Surgery with Medibid” and the business model of medical tourism within US facilities through a service called Medibid. Neither of these are actually new ideas in terms of consumers selecting products and services […]

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Dr. Google

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

I recently wrote about the dangers of not having internet connectivity in light of the ability of governments to control or limit access. I’m now wondering about the opposite end of that spectrum. What if we have too much interaction with the internet? I’m not talking about the allure of “facebooking” in between cases in […]

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