Digital Pathology News

QualityStar, Diagnostic Quality Assurance® PSO, First Anatomic Pathology QA Program To Attain Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Listing by HHS

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

DIAGNOSTIC QUALITY ASSURANCE® The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Assurance (AHRQ) has approved the Diagnostic Quality Assurance ® (DQA) listing as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Diagnostic Quality Assurance® PSO is a component entity of QualityStar, LLC (www.qualitystar.net), and is the first […]

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Is Big Data Volume in Digital Pathology a Big Problem?

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Digital pathology comes with the promise of many advantages for the pathologists and fostering innovation in how pathology practices are transforming patient care. However, it will also contribute significantly to the healthcare data explosion within hospitals or pathology laboratories. To add a Whole Slide Imaging (WSI) scanner that can process 500 – 1000 slides a […]

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Register for This Week’s DPA Webinar!

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

2016 WEBINAR SERIES 1 CME CREDIT OFFERED A NOVEL TELEPATHOLOGY SYSTEM FOR REMOTE EVALUATION OF TRANSPLANT ORGAN PROCUREMENT BIOPSIES (Or How I Learned to Love Sign Out Cases From Another State in my Pajamas) Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 1 PM EDT  Presenter: Jon Ritter, MD Dept of Pathology and Immunology Washington University   Presentation Overview: Because of […]

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Birmingham Heartlands Hospital Staff Shares Insights on How Digital Pathology is Transforming Tissue Diagnostics 

| August 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pathology professionals at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital in the U.K. discuss how they’re using Roche digital pathology solutions to transform tissue diagnostics. Learn how they’re streamlining collaboration, particularly in their multidisciplinary meetings, and using digital technology in educating new pathologists. 

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Pathology News

QualityStar, Diagnostic Quality Assurance® PSO, First Anatomic Pathology QA Program To Attain Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Listing by HHS

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

DIAGNOSTIC QUALITY ASSURANCE® The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Assurance (AHRQ) has approved the Diagnostic Quality Assurance ® (DQA) listing as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Diagnostic Quality Assurance® PSO is a component entity of QualityStar, LLC (www.qualitystar.net), and is the first […]

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Is Big Data Volume in Digital Pathology a Big Problem?

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Digital pathology comes with the promise of many advantages for the pathologists and fostering innovation in how pathology practices are transforming patient care. However, it will also contribute significantly to the healthcare data explosion within hospitals or pathology laboratories. To add a Whole Slide Imaging (WSI) scanner that can process 500 – 1000 slides a […]

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Register for This Week’s DPA Webinar!

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

2016 WEBINAR SERIES 1 CME CREDIT OFFERED A NOVEL TELEPATHOLOGY SYSTEM FOR REMOTE EVALUATION OF TRANSPLANT ORGAN PROCUREMENT BIOPSIES (Or How I Learned to Love Sign Out Cases From Another State in my Pajamas) Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 1 PM EDT  Presenter: Jon Ritter, MD Dept of Pathology and Immunology Washington University   Presentation Overview: Because of […]

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Birmingham Heartlands Hospital Staff Shares Insights on How Digital Pathology is Transforming Tissue Diagnostics 

| August 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pathology professionals at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital in the U.K. discuss how they’re using Roche digital pathology solutions to transform tissue diagnostics. Learn how they’re streamlining collaboration, particularly in their multidisciplinary meetings, and using digital technology in educating new pathologists. 

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Education

Register for This Week’s DPA Webinar!

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

2016 WEBINAR SERIES 1 CME CREDIT OFFERED A NOVEL TELEPATHOLOGY SYSTEM FOR REMOTE EVALUATION OF TRANSPLANT ORGAN PROCUREMENT BIOPSIES (Or How I Learned to Love Sign Out Cases From Another State in my Pajamas) Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 1 PM EDT  Presenter: Jon Ritter, MD Dept of Pathology and Immunology Washington University   Presentation Overview: Because of […]

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Birmingham Heartlands Hospital Staff Shares Insights on How Digital Pathology is Transforming Tissue Diagnostics 

| August 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pathology professionals at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital in the U.K. discuss how they’re using Roche digital pathology solutions to transform tissue diagnostics. Learn how they’re streamlining collaboration, particularly in their multidisciplinary meetings, and using digital technology in educating new pathologists. 

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You are the Heartbeat of Transform! Sept. 14-16, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

| August 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

You are the Heartbeat of Transform! Sept. 14-16, Mayo Clinic Join Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation – the first human-centered design team integrated into a medical practice – for Transform 2016! Transform is not just about speakers, activities, or one singular moment. Transform is the energy of all of these things – the total experience […]

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Delivering Babies in Honolulu and Taking the Test in Chicago

| August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Northwestern Medical School prided itself in all its clinical departments, the strength of their faculty and teaching abilities, as well they should. A right for a Top 20 medical school in the rankings, for what they are worth. In particular, they were particularly proud of their Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics programs. Oddly, they were […]

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Medical Research

New Study Suggests Integrating Multiple Types of Protein Biomarkers Increases Accuracy of Early Breast Cancer Detection

| August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

When serum protein biomarker data were used independently, clinical sensitivity and specificity for detection of breast cancer were 74.7% and 77.0%, respectively. When tumor-associated autoantibody data were used independently, clinical sensitivity and specificity for detection of breast cancer were 72.2% and 70.8%, respectively. When tumor autoantibody and serum protein data were used together, clinical sensitivity […]

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The Digital Pathology Global Pioneer Award 2016 Winners Announced

| August 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Honored and grateful beyond words to be among those chosen by my peers to receive this pioneering award for work in digital pathology. Countless folks over the past two decades have contributed to development of the technology, applications, use cases, programs, business models and mentored others in the safe use of the technology with one […]

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Xplore Webinar: Driving Integration and Standardization in Digital Pathology Research

| August 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Webinar Date – Thursday, August 25th 2016, 4:00 – 5.00pm Join Eileen Regan, Key Account Manager as she presents and demonstrates how Xplore & TMA can facilitate collaborative research within your organization by enabling easy access, retrieval and sharing of digital pathology images across multiple IT environments, locations & time-zones. Xplore is a pathology informatics […]

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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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Anatomic Pathology

QualityStar, Diagnostic Quality Assurance® PSO, First Anatomic Pathology QA Program To Attain Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Listing by HHS

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

DIAGNOSTIC QUALITY ASSURANCE® The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Assurance (AHRQ) has approved the Diagnostic Quality Assurance ® (DQA) listing as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Diagnostic Quality Assurance® PSO is a component entity of QualityStar, LLC (www.qualitystar.net), and is the first […]

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Is Big Data Volume in Digital Pathology a Big Problem?

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Digital pathology comes with the promise of many advantages for the pathologists and fostering innovation in how pathology practices are transforming patient care. However, it will also contribute significantly to the healthcare data explosion within hospitals or pathology laboratories. To add a Whole Slide Imaging (WSI) scanner that can process 500 – 1000 slides a […]

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Register for This Week’s DPA Webinar!

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

2016 WEBINAR SERIES 1 CME CREDIT OFFERED A NOVEL TELEPATHOLOGY SYSTEM FOR REMOTE EVALUATION OF TRANSPLANT ORGAN PROCUREMENT BIOPSIES (Or How I Learned to Love Sign Out Cases From Another State in my Pajamas) Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 1 PM EDT  Presenter: Jon Ritter, MD Dept of Pathology and Immunology Washington University   Presentation Overview: Because of […]

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Birmingham Heartlands Hospital Staff Shares Insights on How Digital Pathology is Transforming Tissue Diagnostics 

| August 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pathology professionals at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital in the U.K. discuss how they’re using Roche digital pathology solutions to transform tissue diagnostics. Learn how they’re streamlining collaboration, particularly in their multidisciplinary meetings, and using digital technology in educating new pathologists. 

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Business

Is Big Data Volume in Digital Pathology a Big Problem?

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Digital pathology comes with the promise of many advantages for the pathologists and fostering innovation in how pathology practices are transforming patient care. However, it will also contribute significantly to the healthcare data explosion within hospitals or pathology laboratories. To add a Whole Slide Imaging (WSI) scanner that can process 500 – 1000 slides a […]

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The Digital Pathology Global Pioneer Award 2016 Winners Announced

| August 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Honored and grateful beyond words to be among those chosen by my peers to receive this pioneering award for work in digital pathology. Countless folks over the past two decades have contributed to development of the technology, applications, use cases, programs, business models and mentored others in the safe use of the technology with one […]

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Proposed Medicare 2017 Reimbursement Schedule Whacks Biopsy Payments; Digital Pathology Payments Up

| July 20, 2016 | 1 Comment

The bread and butter of every surgical pathologist, the 88305 biopsy code, among others for larger specimens, face a significant reduction for technical cost reimbursement.  The professional reimbursements are expected to change very little. The proposed reimbursement for an 88305 of under $3o I believe is getting close to what it may cost many labs […]

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Changes Coming at Omnyx – Developing Story

| July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nearly 10 years ago GE Healthcare and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)entered into a joint venture. The two organizations began a two year collaboration process and founded the company in 2008. Since that time, close collaboration brought to market new innovations in digital pathology, culminating in Dynamyx (TM), which was demonstrated at USCAP this […]

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Other Recent Articles

Interested in Supporting Pathology Visions 2016?

| August 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Digital Pathology Association (DPA) is pleased to offer a wide range of support opportunities at Pathology Visions 2016! Each opportunity has a variety of benefits that give your company the influence it needs to create a memorable experience with attendees. Positions are not guaranteed and fill up quickly – reserve your support level today! Diamond Level […]

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Beauty Queen Fakes Cancer Diagnosis

| August 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of The Washington Post: Brandi Lee Weaver-Gates does not have cancer. The 24-year-old former beauty queen never has, nor has she ever undergone the agonizing trials of chemotherapy. She has never shivered in a hospital room, awaiting her prognosis. She has never been forced to wonder if she would live another year. With that in mind, […]

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IBM Jumps Into Liquid Biopsy Market

| August 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

If immunotherapy has the cancer community riveted on the treatment side, liquid biopsies are equally exciting on the diagnostics end. And IBM is bringing its research heft to bear on the world of liquid biopsy with an intent to build a lab-on-a-chip technology that can separate particles at the nanoscale. The ability to do that can […]

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Learn About the Clinical Track at Pathology Visions 2016

| August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

 CLINICAL TRACK OVERVIEW The clinical track at this year’s Pathology Visions will feature presentations and workshops by national and global leaders with experience and understanding of implementation of digital pathology solutions and the challenges and barriers they faced and are facing as they roll out these solutions to their environment. This track will also feature […]

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Pathology and Radiology Reports Recommend Correlation With Each Other, Endless Loop Ensues

| August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of the Gomer Blog, a satirical medical news website created by a bunch of wannabe stand up comedians who ended up in healthcare. They roast every medical speciality, perhaps as an appreciation of what all of us does in our particular areas but I find the pathology ones particularly accurate and therefore funny. Laughter is good medicine. BOSTON, […]

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New Articles Published in Journal of Pathology Informatics

| August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pathology informatics essentials for residents: A flexible informatics curriculum linked to accreditation council for graduate medical education milestones Walter H Henricks, Donald S Karcher, James H Harrison, John H Sinard, Michael W Riben, Philip J Boyer, Sue Plath, Arlene Thompson, Liron Pantanowitz J Pathol Inform 2016, 7:27 (6 July 2016) [ABSTRACT]   [HTML FULL TEXT]   [PDF]   […]

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Huron Digital Pathology Updates and Upcoming Meeting Appearances

| August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Cognitive Cosmos The new video “Mapping the Brain Universe” highlights the research of Dr. Jacopo Anesse at the Human Brain Observatory. His research offers insight into the powerful differences between each of our individual brains. Watch and learn how Huron’s TissueScope slide scanner makes this research possible. Bigger Specimens, Better Results Dr. Martin Yaffe, Senior Scientist at Sunnybrook […]

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Mike, Kevin and Darrell Ask “Can You Look at My Slides?”

| August 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

We are all busy, and I’m not different. Between busy clinical schedules, travel for work and pleasure, the Spring and Summer are a blur. But there’s nothing like voices from your past to force you to take a pause. I’ve recently received three requests from people from my past, all asking the same question, “can […]

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Leica Biosystems: Immunofluorescence & FISH Image Analysis – Live Webinar

| July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Live Webinar: Fluorescence Image Analysis – Automated Workflow for Optimized Results July 26th, 2016 9AM & 12PM CDT Join our expert speaker to learn the reasons  you should adopt fluorescence for your research – and how digital pathology can help you to get the most from your immunofluorescence and FISH multiplex samples. What you will learn: […]

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Biopsy: 5 Things Every Patient Should Know

| July 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Excellent blog at cancer.net 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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Pathcore Launches Advanced Web-Based Image Management Solution for Digital Pathology

| July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The digital pathology company Pathcore announced the launch of Pathcore Web, an advanced web-based image management platform for research teams working with whole slide pathology images. Pathcore Web is a secure, browser-based platform for managing pathology and radiology images. Research teams can create, analyze and share cases anywhere, at any time. It comes with a […]

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TRIBVN Healthcare Announces the Launch of the New Version of CaloPix

| July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

TRIBVN Healthcare, publisher of software solutions for diagnostic cellular and tissue imaging in the laboratory, announces the launch of the latest version of its CaloPix 3.1.2 software, dedicated to the management and analysis of images for diagnostic purposes. CaloPix 3.1.2 is available from today, in a version designed for everyday use, including in vitro diagnostic […]

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