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PathAI Lands $11M for Artificial Intelligence in Pathology

| November 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

Congratulations to Andy Beck and his team at PathAI. Investors continue to be very active at funding artificial intelligence (AI), particularly within healthcare applications and given the image intense nature of pathology, a perfect target for commercial applications. It is always exciting to watch when a physician can commercialize their ideas in companies, particularly if […]

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Physician Burnout: Is it Real and What is the Cause? Part 1

| October 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

I don’t recall where I read it but I do recall when. In a page of a book written by a physician, he lamented there are three things that can change a person’s life forever (perhaps not in this order but as I recall it): Going to medical school, joining the Army and giving birth […]

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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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MolecularMD Announces Partnership with Indica Labs to Support Improved Clinical Trial Histopathology Workflows Integrating Digital Biomarker Analysis Services

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Portland OR – September 29, 2017 – MolecularMD, a provider of molecular and tissue-based clinical trial assays and diagnostics for oncology based drug development programs, has announced a partnership agreement with Indica Labs, a leader in digital pathology imaging tools and services. The collaboration between the companies leverages MolecularMD’s diagnostic clinical testing solutions with Indica Labs’ digital biomarker analysis services to enable an efficient transition of pre-clinical […]

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Panoptiq™ – Bridging the Gap to Consult Remotely in Real – Time

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Panoptiq™ allows real-time remote viewing of cytological and histological specimens, for example during intraoperative consultations. By leveraging an organization’s existing microscopy infrastructure, Panoptiq™ allows one to remotely reach Pathologists of differing sub-specialty expertise in a simple, real-time setting. Attending Pathology Vision 2017? Please visit us live at the Booth # 21 in San Diego, CA, from […]

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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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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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Philips Successfully Digitizes Two Pathology Labs in Austria

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Philips supports global transformation of pathology with two new fully digitized labs in Austria With availability for primary diagnostic use in North-America, Europe and Asia, Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution is helping labs worldwide to improve the efficiency and quality of cancer diagnostics Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, […]

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A.I Versus M.D. – Part 2

| July 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

In April I wrote a post entitled A.I. Versus M.D. – Either Way – Pathologists Do Not Diagnose Cancer – Part 1. This was followed by a guest post by David West, CEO, Proscia, entitled AI vs MD – What it Means for Pathology in May where David, among many issues points out the use […]

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Will Robot Surgeons Provide Better Clinical Histories?

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Berci Mesko, MD, PhD, The Medical Futurist, a self-proclaimed “geek physician with a PhD in genomics and Amazon Top 100 author” who envisions “the impact of digital health technologies on the future of healthcare, and helps patients, doctors, government regulators and companies make it a reality” recently shared this infographic on Twitter. Berci has a lot […]

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Pathology Horizons 2017 – The Countdown is On!

| July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is now just six weeks until the Pathology Horizons 2017 conference in Cairns. Places are filling fast, so if you haven’t registered yet, make sure you sign up today. About the conference Pathology Horizons focuses on new technologies, developments and lines of research that will drive the future of pathology. Organised annually by Cirdan, it is a unique […]

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Grail’s Billion Dollar Bet for the Perfect Cancer Test

| June 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

Thought this was worth sharing from MIT Technology Review. After attending ASCO last week what I thought might happen a year or two again actually has. Pathologists no longer have to worry about stepping out from behind the paraffin curtain as many of us were fond of saying. Tissue is not the issue anymore. At […]

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VisionGate Hires Dr. David Wilbur as Medical Director

| June 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

VisionGate, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Dr. David Wilbur as Medical Director of its Phoenix-based CLIA laboratory, VisionGate Biosignatures Laboratory (VBL). A world-renowned pathologist, Dr. Wilbur comes to VisionGate from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where he has been a practicing pathologist since 2001. He headed the Cytopathology Unit until 2011, when he took over the […]

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