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Register Now for Upcoming Digital Pathology Association Webinar

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

What to Expect for the Future of Regulatory Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 1 – 2 PM EST Presenter: Esther Abels Director Quality & Regulatory and Medical Affairs Philips Presentation Overview: Digital pathology is seen as bringing flexibility in the workflow and facilitating the pathologist to easier share information. DP has the potential to enhance cancer […]

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ARUP Laboratories and Applied Spectral Imaging Announce a Multi-Year Strategic Collaboration to Standardize Image Analysis for Digital Pathology Workflows

| November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Carlsbad, CA. – November 22, 2016 – Applied Spectral Imaging (ASI) announced today that they have entered into a collaboration with ARUP Laboratories to facilitate the development and commercialization of advanced digital pathology solutions enhancing workflow efficiencies and simplifying the management and accessibility of clinical data. This collaboration will bring to pathology, cytogenetics, and research […]

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ASCO, CAP, and ASCP Issue Joint Guideline on HER2 Testing in Gastroesophageal Cancers

| November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) have issued a joint guideline on HER2 testing for patients with gastroesophageal cancers. Read the full guideline and

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FDA Technical Guidance Document Does Not Go Far Enough

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

As many readers are aware, on April 20th the FDA released its Technical Guidance Document for Digital Pathology Whole Slide Imaging Devices after draft proposal/review from February of last year. Given its title, this is a technical document, obviously. However, in my opinion, the document, beginning with draft to this finished product, I am sure despite comments to […]

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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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The Dark Side of The Moon

With all due respect to Pink Floyd, it seems there is some growing concern the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative is running off course a bit with its recent selection of the “Blue Ribbon Panel” and who is at the table for high level discussions concerning this initiative.  I made some remarks to this in a recent […]

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Whole Slide Imaging Safe for Kidney Biopsy Reads

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

A group of authors, including several of a multi-center collaboration called Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE) recently published a concordance study looking at inter- and intraobserver concordance for interpretation of kidney biopsies. The study was recently published in Modern Pathology. Their findings highlighted in the abstract below show high concordance with standardization of reporting in kidney […]

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Cancer Moonshot Program Seeks Input Through Online Platform

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Vice-President Biden is taking the administration’s last year push to “double the rate of progress towards a cancer cure” to the Vatican and now, the public.  I am beginning to have my doubts as of nearly the month of May…”The community involvement that the initiative garners will allow us to consider novel, creative ideas that might […]

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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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The Unleashed Power of Digital Pathology: Is There a Way Forward?

| March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The featured post for today is guest written by Dr. Anil Parwani, known throughout the industry as a key opinion leader and has been very active in digital pathology among many other professional and research interests. In his post he looks back 15 years to our first meeting at a pathology meeting, perhaps in a […]

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Medicare audit requests on the rise: How to justify the medical necessity of your lab’s testing

| March 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

  How to Protect Your Lab from Costly and Time-Consuming Government Investigations and Qui Tam Lawsuits—and What to Do If the Government Does Come Calling     ORDER YOUR CD TODAY!   If you missed the webinar from Pathology Webinars on “How to Protect Your Lab from Costly and Time-Consuming Government Investigations and Qui Tam Lawsuits—and […]

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PathXL Granted Patent for Automated Tumor Analysis on H&E Digital Slides

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Dr. Hamilton and the team at PathXL on this patent.  Look for more patents to be granted to PathXL in the future.  There is a perfect storm brewing right now in digital pathology — goals for precision medicine, image analysis/analytics/algorithms for best clinical practices and a recognition that computer technologies will be required to […]

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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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College of American Pathologists Notably Absent from Choosing Wisely

| November 22, 2015 | 2 Comments

I recalled sharing news a couple of years ago about ASCP and the ABIM Foundation partnering together for something called “Choosing Wisely” and thought I would check in to see what this site consisted of now. I think the addition of information for patients is somewhat new in addition to information for clinicians. According the […]

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