Tag: pathology information

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HOSPITAL LAB CLOSED, STAFF EVACUATED AFTER LAB SPECIMEN SPILL
IT’S NOT OFTEN THAT A HOSPITAL LABORATORY needs to be closed and decontaminated following a lab accident. Yet that is what happened on April 2 at 495-bed Grand River Hospital in Kitchner, Ontario.

The problem was caused by the release of the soil fungus coccidioides when a specimen

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How Digital Pathology Helps Pathologists Deliver Added Value

“Pathologists have the opportunity to take on a new clinical role as the integrator
of all that digital pathology information, in combination with the patient’s other clinical data collected from a wide variety of sources.”

—Dirk G. Soenksen, M.S., M.B.A., Founder and CEO, Aperio
CEO Summary: During the 1990s, the pathology profession was exploring ways to use telepathology

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Aperio, Cerner Interface Digital Path and Path LIS

CEO SUMMARY: For pathologists watching the market acceptance of digital imaging and digital pathology systems, another milestone has been reached. The nation’s largest health IT companies are beginning to develop interfaces between their anatomic pathology laboratory information systems and digital pathology products. One such interface is now available to interface Cerner Corporation’s CoPathPlus with the

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Is Digital Path Imaging Ready for Prime Time?

CEO SUMMARY: Digital pathology imaging systems are finding uses in all phases of drug discovery (discovery, pre-clinical, clinical trials), as well as education, research, and clinical. One hurdle to widespread adoption of fully digitized, whole-slide pathology imaging systems is FDA clearance that allows the use of this technology for primary diagnosis. Executives at two of

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GE, UPMC Create Company for Digital Path Imaging

CEO SUMMARY: It’s a new joint venture with the potential to transform surgical pathology. General Electric Healthcare has extensive experience at supporting physicians’ work flow with digitized imaging systems, plus ample experience with molecular bio-markers. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s pathology department is a world leader in whole-slide imaging and digitized pathology systems. Together,

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Full Pathology Digitization Is Becoming Feasible

CEO SUMMARY: Advances in computer hardware, software and support systems such as scanners are bringing the era of full pathology digitization closer to reality. Last week, in San Diego, California, an enthusiastic crowd of several hundred gathered to learn how laboratories, hospitals, and researchers are taking the first steps to digitize different areas of pathology

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Free of IMPATH, Tamtron Ready For A New Future

CEO SUMMARY: Tamtron’s fortunes look much brighter with its acquisition by IMPAC Medical Systems, Inc., a healthcare information vendor with existing products for radiation oncology, medical oncology, and urology. IMPAC’s strategy is to create a “total solution” for oncology. That means Tamtron’s anatomic pathology information system is expected to play a major role in IMPAC’s

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