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Proscia Lands Major Deals as Digital Pathology Demand Grows

EVEN AS THE WORLDWIDE COVID-19 PANDEMIC DERAILED SOME INDUSTRIES, it gave a major boost to digital pathology. That has meant an expanding market for Proscia, a seven-year-old provider of digital and computational pathology solutions. Established in 2014, Proscia recently won what may be the world’s most important contract involving digital pathology and computational pathology solutions. On Oct. 20, 2020, it was announced …

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Digital Pathology Launched in the ‘Era of COVID-19’

CEO SUMMARY: Is it smart to initiate digital pathology (DP) systems and whole-slide imaging just as a novel coronavirus upends healthcare and society at large? That was the question asked at Poplar Healthcare, a pathology lab in Memphis. Senior management proceeded with the implementation, despite the uncertainty that accompanied the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Nine months later, …

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Joint Pathology Center Goes Digital; Signs Deals with Proscia, Huron

IT’S A MAJOR ENDORSEMENT of digital pathology and whole slide imaging. Last week, the federal government’s Joint Pathology Center announced agreements with two digital pathology companies. The goal is to digitize incoming slides and archived slides, support a digital pathology workflow, and make the digitized slides searchable to pathologists and researchers. The first agreement was announced on Oct. 20. The Joint Pathology Center …

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Proposed Medicare 2021 PFS Cuts Pathology Fees by 9%

IF THE PROPOSED MEDICARE 2012 PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE (PFS) RULE—published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Aug. 4—takes effect as currently written, pathology professional fees will be cut by 9%, effective Jan. 1, 2021. This was not welcome news for the anatomic pathology profession. The proposed 9% cut to Medicare payment for pathology services is the result of CMS deciding …

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COVID-19 Changes Lab and Pathology Profession

WE ARE ENTERING THE SEVENTH MONTH OF THE SARS-COV-2 OUTBREAK and some public health authorities predict that new cases of COVID-19 will continue through the fall and into 2021. If true, this will not be auspicious for the nation’s clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups. The current clinical and business model of clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology operations …

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Details Emerge in KU Hospital Misdiagnosis by Pathology Chair

AFTER A PATIENT FILED A LAWSUIT against a pathologist at the University of Kansas Hospital for fraud and negligence in a case stemming from a misdiagnosis of cancer in 2015, details about a settlement in the case were sealed. Now, some details have come out. Last month, NPR station KCUR in Kansas City reported that …

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Pathology Groups Should Plan to Use Digital Pathology

WHEN AN ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY GROUP CONSIDERS IMPLEMENTING digital pathology and whole-slide imaging (WSI) for primary diagnosis, it must identify and understand a range of challenges and opportunities. “Every pathology group should start by considering how it will use the related technologies of a digital pathology (DP) system and whole-slide imaging,” said Liron Pantanowitz, MD, Vice …

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Reliable Business Intelligence News About Clinical Laboratories, Pathology Groups, & Laboratory Diagnostics Since 1995

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What Comes Next for the Pathology Profession?

IT MAY NOT BE A COINCIDENCE THAT MANY RECENT NEWS CYCLES have more negative pathology news than positive pathology news. After all, laboratory medicine is at the core of most clinical care delivered to patients, so it’s no coincidence that pathology—both clinical and anatomic—is a prime target for government and private payers, along with federal investigators. …

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