CEO SUMMARY: Prevention of diagnostic testing errors is getting more attention by both physicians and pathology labs because patients are less tolerant of potentially life-changing errors. Strand Diagnostics’ Know Error system is designed to reduce or eliminate errors involving tissue specimen misidentification. In this first part of our two-part series, we provide information about the
Tag: pathology diagnosis
HOW MANY OF YOU HEARD ABOUT THE TUMOR NAMED “FRANKENSTEIN”? This is a story which made national news in mid-January and again in early February.
The story line is simple. A nine-year old boy in Richmond, Virginia was diagnosed in May 2003 with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. A grapefruit-sized tumor was impinging on his optic nerves and carotid
CEO SUMMARY: In an unexpected announcement, IMPATH, Inc. announced it would purchase Tamtron Corp., the largest remaining independent vendor of anatomic pathology systems. It was just months earlier that Cerner Corporation acquired Dynamic Healthcare Technologies, Inc. and its CoPath™ product. IMPATH’s goal is to implement Tamtron’s PowerPath™ System throughout its network of pathology clients.