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Leica Biosystems to Advance Artificial Intelligence in Pathology as part of UK Life Sciences Sector Deal

| December 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The United Kingdom continues adoption of digital pathology including this latest news between Leica Biosystems and the UK government in Leica’s latest announcement of leveraging artificial intelligence through the UK Office of Life Sciences.  Newcastle, UK, Dec 21, 2017 – A transformative sector deal was announced between companies of the UK life sciences sector and […]

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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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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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Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution Among 12 Most Important Health Innovations of the Year

| November 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is that time of year again to celebrate the scientific discoveries and innovations as reviewed by different organizations and publications. Among this year’s Popular Science top health innovations of 2017 is Philips’ IntelliSite Pathology Solution (PIPS) for collaborative diagnostics. The publication wrote: “Pathology is a frustratingly analog branch of medicine. Pathologists must slice, stain, and […]

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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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