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Pathology 2.0 Comes of Age: Recommendations for Protecting Privacy While Motivating Education

| August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

There is an interesting article in this month’s AMA Journal of Ethics by Drs. Crane and Gardner on the use of pathology images in social media. The authors introduce the article in their abstract as “There is a rising interest in the use of social media by pathologists. However, the use of pathology images on […]

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Biopsy: 5 Things Every Patient Should Know

| July 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Excellent blog at by Dr. Nassar, a professor of pathology at Mayo Clinic – Jacksonville.  Aziza and I were residents together and worked together at Mayo Clinic -Rochester.  She has always been a strong patient advocate, always keeping the patient at the forefront of her work in all of her clinical and research endeavors. Thank […]

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Investors Inject $1M in Digital Pathology Startup Proscia®

| July 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

BALTIMORE, Maryland — July 5th, 2016 — Proscia Inc., a data solutions provider for digital pathology, announced today the completion of its $1M seed round of financing. Proscia, whose Pathology Cloud platform is already helping hundreds of pathologists and researchers, will use the proceeds to accelerate growth and pursue the company’s vision of unlocking insights […]

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Protect Patients and Improve Productivity with CEREBRO Sample Tracking via WindoPath and NucleoLIS Integration

| July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Vista, CA – June 30, 2016 — Leica Biosystems, a global leader in automation and workflow solutions for anatomic pathology, announced the integration of Leica Biosystems CEREBRO Sample Tracking System with Psyche Systems’s WindoPath and NucleoLIS products. The aim of this collaboration is to increase the efficiency and quality of laboratory pathology services by reducing […]

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While You Were Sleeping – Do You Know Where Your Specimen Is?

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

What really happens to your surgical specimen? It is one of the most frightening events in a person’s life… an unusual lump that needs to come out. You visit your primary care physician. He refers you to a “specialist” who will remove your unusual growth while you are under anesthesia. What happens to that piece […]

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Leica Biosystems and Pathline Team Up to Address Patient Safety

| June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

CEREBRO sample tracking and workflow solution deployed to reduce errors Pathline Emerge, a leading provider of subspecialized anatomic pathology services, has teamed up with Leica Biosystems, a global leader in pathology solutions. In order to fight against medical errors in the laboratory, such as the misidentification of cancer tests, Pathline has implemented Leica Biosystems CEREBRO, […]

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A Pathology Meeting Focused on the Future – Pathology Horizons 2016

| May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

  This year the Pathology Horizons conference will be in Galway, Ireland 15-17 September 2016 The West of Ireland is abuzz with news that Star Wars is using filming locations along the Irish West coast. The area has also attracted the forward looking annual conference, Pathology Horizons, which will also land on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic […]

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FDA’s Technical Performance Assessment of Digital Pathology Whole Slide Imaging Devices

| May 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ME? The Digital Pathology Association 2016 Webinar Series – Session 2 Available to Members Only Thursday, May 25, 2016 | 1pm EST Learn more about the newly released FDA Guidance for Technical Performance Assessment of Digital Pathology Whole Slide Imaging Devices. What does it mean to you? Members of the DPA […]

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How to Increase Reimbursements and Avoid PQRS Penalties That Could Significantly Reduce Your Medicare Part B Income

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Alternative Payment Models for Labs and Pathologists: How to Increase Reimbursements and Avoid PQRS Penalties That Could Significantly Reduce Your Medicare Part B Income   Thursday, May 5, 2016 @ 2 p.m. EDT; 1 p.m. CDT; 12 p.m. MDT; 11 a.m. PDT Register Now! YOUR PRESENTERS: Mick Raich, President and CEO, Vachette Pathology Joe Beham, CFO, Toledo […]

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Philips Meets Stringent U.S. Government Security Requirements for Pathology Medical Data

| March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Philips digital pathology solution receives US Department of Defense DIACAP certification Eindhoven, The Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced that its digital pathology solutions are among the first pathology IT systems and equipment to be certified for compliance with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) security requirements, under its DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process […]

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Digital Pathology Solution Provider, Inspirata, Announces Interface to Address Interoperability Challenges in Cancer Center Pathology Departments 

| March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The lack of seamless communication between disparate diagnostic systems in U.S. cancer centers can slow down the workflow for pathologists, which can lead to delays in diagnosis.  Tampa, FL, March 10, 2016 – Cancer diagnostics and pathology workflow solution provider Inspirata, Inc., has developed an innovative interface that aggregates patient diagnostic information from disparate clinical […]

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Register Now For DigitalPath Europe 2016 – London, May 18-19

| March 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

18-19 May 2016 Hilton Tower Bridge London The DigitalPath Europe Congress will review the game changing innovation, roadblocks and critical success factors in the utilisation of digital in pathology. Key highlights include: Managing the transition to digital: experience and implementation of diagnostic digital pathology The ROI of pathology: how to build a business case […]

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Defending your lab against recoupments, repayment demands, and SIU audits

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Recent federal case law has determined that a recoupment is an adverse benefit determination, which means it falls under ERISA. Now, when your laboratory is hit with a recoupment or repayment demand, you have the right to an appeal, and to a review of that appeal. Insurers must give you the reasons behind their repayment demands—and allow you to challenge them.

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Omnyx Applauds FDA and Digital Pathology Association on Recent Collaboration 

| January 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last week news was released after months of speculation, that the FDA would consider the de novo classification option for digital pathology systems as a pathway for bringing to market a moderate or low risk device which has not yet been classified, and for which there is no predicate device (as in whole slide imaging systems). If the FDA […]

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