What Does FDA Approval of a Digital Pathology System for Use in Primary Diagnosis Mean for the Pathology Industry? New Dark Daily Webinar to Provide Answers and Insights for Pathologists and Pathology Practice Administrators


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AUSTIN, Texas (July 28, 2017)—Experts agree that the FDA’s long-awaited clearance earlier this year of a Digital Pathology system for use in primary diagnosis is the trigger event for a wave of clinical, operational, financial, and professional transformation. This decision has confronted every pathologist and pathology practice administrator with a fundamental question that comes with high stakes: how quickly will digital pathology systems and whole slide imaging come to their group practice or medical laboratory?

“Digital pathology and whole slide images are poised to revolutionize the profession,” stated Robert L. Michel, Editor-In-Chief of The Dark Report. “Swift adoption of DP systems and WSI can give a pathology group considerable competitive advantage. It can mean stronger relationships with referring physicians, more case referrals, expanded market share, increased revenue, and greater pathologist compensation for the pathologist and his or her colleagues.”

To provide pathologists and practice administrators with crucial insights on this topic, Dark Daily is conducting a timely webinar titled, “Primary Diagnosis with Digital Pathology Systems and Whole Slide Images: What Every Pathologist Needs to Know, Why It Will Be Disruptive, and How Innovative Pathology Groups Are Already Making Money with DP, taking place Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 1PM EDT.

Four experts in digital pathology will come together to deliver a concise and up-to-date assessment of the technology, how it is currently being used, and how to make informed decisions on when and how to introduce digital pathology services to the hospital, client physicians, and patients in the community. Chair of the 90-minute webinar is Keith Kaplan, MD, Founder of The Digital Pathology Blog and recognized as one of the pathology profession’s thought leaders on web-based services, digital technologies, and new capabilities in molecular and genetic diagnostics that help pathologists deliver more clinical value.

Providing an up-to-the-minute lay of the land about DP systems and WSI will be Liron Pantanowitz, MD, Professor of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He’ll discuss current capabilities of the technologies, with examples of their effective use in clinical care today, plus informed insights about the advances and new capabilities that are heading to the clinical market in the near future. Pantanowitz also has vital insights on how digital pathology will make it possible for group subspecialists to generate more case referrals from the region, the nation, and internationally.

Completing the session will be actual case studies by pathology groups that are using DP and WSI to deliver enriched diagnostic services to referring physicians, while winning new clients and generating new sources of revenue.

This webinar comprises concentrated learning, focused on essential information including:

  • What the FDA’s clearance of the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution for primary diagnosis allows and what it does not
  • Useful steps a pathology group can take now to evaluate the benefits versus costs of acquiring and using a digital pathology system
  • The hurdles to adoption and use of digital pathology systems and whole slide imaging, and how to overcome these challenges
  • Action steps the pathology team should take to assess DP systems and develop a viable ROI while increasing practice revenue and pathologist income

For more information about ““Primary Diagnosis with Digital Pathology Systems and Whole Slide Images: What Every Pathologist Needs to Know, Why It Will Be Disruptive, and How Innovative Pathology Groups Are Already Making Money with DP,” and to view webinar details including presenter biographies and pricing, click here. You may also contact Chris Garcia at 512-264-7103.

Established in 1995, THE DARK REPORT is the leading source of exclusive business intelligence for laboratory CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Pathologists and Senior industry executives. It is widely read by leaders in laboratory medicine and diagnostics. The Dark Report produces the famous Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management every spring, which showcases innovations by the nation’s and globe’s leading laboratory organizations. Dark Daily is an Internet-based e-briefing intelligence service, read worldwide by thought leaders in laboratory and pathology management. Other well-known conferences conducted by THE DARK REPORT are Lab Quality Confab (on the use of Lean and Six Sigma methods in labs and hospitals) and Molecular Summit (on the integration of in vivo and in vitro diagnostics). THE DARK REPORT co-produces Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine annually in the United Kingdom; Executive Edge bi-annually in Canada; and The Business of Pathology bi-annually in Australia.