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From Pharmaphorum News: AI Outperforms Experts in Breast Cancer Diagnosis

| December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

More headlines and news about man versus machine. I think in the end what will be used is a combination of the two – that will improve pathologist efficiency but is still required to supervise these algorithms. Artificial intelligence outperformed a panel of experts in a simulation where they were asked to diagnose breast cancer […]

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From Digitalhealth News: Royal College of Pathologists Appointing Lead for Diagnostic Digital Pathology

| December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Royal College of Pathologists is recruiting a clinical lead for diagnostic digital pathology, following its publication of a strategy suggesting the technology offers potential efficiency and quality benefits. The document is the first time the College has formally published a strategy on diagnostic digital pathology, which involves scanning glass slides and viewing them via a computer rather than […]

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Webinar: Oncotopix AI Webinar – Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

| December 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Introducing Oncotopix AI Webinar: Oncotopix AI Webinar Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 8 AM CST | 2 PM GMT | 3 PM CET Register Artificial intelligence and deep learning are probably the most popular buzzwords this year within the healthcare research community – strongly driven by amazing state-of-the-art results in computer vision and natural language processing combined […]

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XIFIN Taps FrontRunnerHC for Integrated Insurance Detection Within RPM 9 to Help Labs Maximize Reimbursement

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Best-of-breed solution and real-time integration drives return on investment for XIFIN RPM 9 customers seeking greater revenues and workflow efficiencies; average FrontRunnerHC customers realize nearly 40% increase in coverage discovery XIFIN, Inc., the healthcare information technology company revolutionizing the business of healthcare diagnostics, recently announced the company has teamed with FrontRunnerHC and integrated its PatientRemedi insurance discovery […]

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ACLA Files Lawsuit Challenging CMS Implementation of PAMA

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

As reported by GenomeWeb among many media outlets, in an anticipated move, the American Clinical Laboratory Association filed a lawsuit last Monday against Acting Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services Eric Hargan, challenging the process by which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services set prices for laboratory tests under the Protecting Access to […]

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How AI and Deep Learning Will Address the Challenges of Pathologists

| December 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 40% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes (reference below). Luckily, we are getting better and better at treating cancer and, in many instances, cancer is now regarded more as a chronic disease than deadly, resulting in regular check-ups and […]

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SPOT CytoXpress™ Makes ROSE Consults Cost Effective

| December 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The CAP Cytopathology Committee found telepathology was the only cost effective method for ROSE (Rapid On-Site Evaluation) support of FNA/EBUS procedures:  http://www.captodayonline.com/fna-cytology-rapid-on-site-evaluation-how-practice-varies/ You can use your own microscope! Consult with your Pathologist remotely and get reimbursed! SPOT Imaging’s CytoXpress™ lets your clinician or technologist transmit a live interactive image stream directly to your computer eliminating the […]

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Fimmic Raises $6M Series A Round to Accelerate Scaling of its Deep Learning AI Cloud for Tissue Diagnostics

| December 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Investments in the millions of dollars for Series A funding continue to interest investors for AI in digital pathology. The most recent news coming from Fimmic out of Finland and their $6M raise most recently bringing their total to $11M. Congratulations to Fimmic! Fimmic, a Finnish medtech company developing Deep Learning AI solutions for digital […]

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From DarkDaily News: Breast Cancer Surgery May Soon Be Completed Successfully Without Requiring Clinical Laboratory Testing and Pathology Reports

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Proof-of-concept research investigates whether photoacoustic imaging can be used in place of traditional tissue staining procedures during cancer surgery to determine if all of the tumor has been removed Determining where breast cancer ends and healthy tissue begins is a critical part of breast cancer surgery. Surgeons are used to working closely during surgery with anatomic […]

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OptraSCAN On-Demand Digital Pathology® Announces Next Generation System

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Next generation system includes whole slide imaging automation enhancements, auto-detection for tissue AOI’s and intelligent user features for local and remote viewing OptraSCAN recently announced its next generation system at the Digital Pathology Congress meeting in London. The next wave of OptraSCAN WSI scanners will include smart features to enable walk-away automation, automatic detection of […]

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Digital Pathology Advancing Medicine to the Digital Age – Part of the 25th Annual Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference

| December 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

February 12-14, 2018   |   Moscone South Convention Center   |   San Francisco, CA Triconference.com/Digital-Pathology Bristol-Myers Squibb and Genentech to Present on Benefits of Multiplex Immunohistochemistry at CHI’s Digital Pathology Conference in San Francisco Multiplexes IHC and Image Analysis in Immuno-Oncology Drug Development and Companion Diagnostics Michael C. Montalto, Ph.D., Executive Director, Translational Medicine, Bristol-Myers Squibb Conventional immunohistochemistry, […]

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How a Community Based Cancer Center Took the Leap Into the 21st Century Through Technology Backed Tumor Boards

| December 4, 2017 | 2 Comments

Multi-disciplinary tumor boards (MDT) have been the highlight of cancer programs for years and enable the delivery of well-coordinated care and bring the expertise of numerous specialties to each patient case. Previous studies have shown that 40% of the time, the primary oncologist or provider’s plan changes as a result of this multi-disciplinary discussion. There […]

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XIFIN Announces Next-Generation Revenue Cycle Management with RPM 9 to Help Laboratories Improve Revenue, Patient Engagement and Reporting During Unprecedented Market Disruption

| December 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

RPM 9 extends XIFIN leadership over laboratory billing solutions for both in-house and outsource clients with new automated workflows to maximize cash collection, real-time and mobile business intelligence, built-in reporting packages for PAMA and FASB requirements, enhanced patient and physician portals and industry’s best-in-class high-availability environment.  XIFIN, Inc., the healthcare information technology company revolutionizing the […]

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Health Insurers Making It Tougher for Clinical Lab and Pathology Test Claims to Get Paid: Steps to Help Labs with Patient Billing, Out-of-Network Claims, Brutal Audits, and Use of Contract Sales Reps

| November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pathology Webinars, LLC FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Chris Garcia chris@pathologywebinars.com   AUSTIN, Texas (November 28, 2017) Getting paid for lab test claims is becoming the #1 issue for the nation’s clinical laboratories and pathology groups. Private health insurers and Medicare contractors are enacting harsh requirements, causing a growing proportion of lab test claims to […]

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