Leaders at the Association for Pathology Informatics Conference Issue Broad Call to Action in Response to Clinical and Financial Threats to Pathology Profession

Other topics of keen interest at the meeting were digital pathology, whole-slide imaging, and the role of pathology informatics in healthcare ‘big data’ PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA—During their annual meeting here last week, pathologists who are members of the Association for Pathology Informatics (API) made it clear that they are prepared to support fast and radical changes to anatomic pathology and clinical pathology. Several speakers called attention to specific threats already disrupting the...

Future of Pathology Informatics and LIS is Focus of 2012 Pathology Informatics Summit to be Held This Week in Chicago

Fast-moving trends are reshaping how clinical laboratories and pathology groups use information technology to deliver more value to physicians and patients In the field of medical laboratory informatics, there is an emerging trend of great importance to both clinical laboratories and pathology groups. It is becoming increasingly tougher for hospital labs to select a “best-of-breed” laboratory information system (LIS). That’s because more hospital administrators are opting for a single...

All-Stars in Pathology Informatics and Clinical Laboratory Information Systems Gather in Pittsburgh to Assess Market Changes

Pathology profession’s leading experts in lab informatics predict plenty of disruption as hospitals work to integrate their informatics systems DATELINE—PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Last Friday, what I will call the All-Stars of pathology informatics and clinical laboratory information systems (LIS) came together for a one-day Strategy Summit. Disruptive forces are loose within the laboratory informatics space and participants were eager to understand these trends and develop effective responses...

Elekta Sells Its PowerPath Pathology Software to Sunquest

Sunquest immediately becomes nation’s largest provider of clinical pathology laboratory information systems Earlier today, a deal was announced which has major implications for the anatomic pathology informatics marketplace. Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., released the news that it acquired the PowerPath pathology information software product from the Swedish company Elekta AB. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. The PowerPath acquisition is significant because it immediately makes...

Why Pathology Labs Need To Keep Pace with Big Changes Unfolding in the Field of Pathology Informatics

Experts in pathology and clinical laboratory informatics to gather in October in Pittsburgh One respected expert in pathology informatics says that a “major sea change” is underway in pathology informatics. The pace of this transformation is steady and pathology groups should be responsive to these developments. These are the opinions of Bruce Friedman, M.D., Active Emeritus Professor of Pathology at the University of Michigan Medical School and President of the Pathology Education Consortium...
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