Digital Pathology White Paper: Pathology Innovators Use Web 2.0 to Boost Productivity and Create Clinical Value

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Pathology Innovators Use Web 2.0 to Boost Productivity and Create Clinical ValueThe time to embrace Web 2.0 technologies is now!  While Web 1.0 users simply visited a Web page, Web 2.0 allows users to interact online via blogging, message boards or social networking profiles such as Facebook or to use Web 2.0 tools specifically designed for medical use.

Web 2.0 capabilities are taking advantage of digital pathology and reaping great benefits from it. Instead of having to pack and ship slides, multiple pathologists can view the same image online from different locations, have online discussions about it and pass control back and forth while looking at the same image. Each pathologist can annotate an image in real time. As a result, pathologists employing digital pathology are saving time, increasing their profits, boosting their productivity and garnering big dividends.

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  • The concept of Pathology 2.0 and how it may shape the evolution of anatomic pathology.
  • Insights and lessons learned from first mover pathology laboratories.
  • Digital pathology systems to improve the productivity and quality of pathology workflow.
  • How Web 2.0 functions work in a Pathology 2.0 setting.
  • How the user experience of Web 2.0 is different from that of Web 1.0
  • How pathology groups can use digital scanning and digital pathology systems in ways to support improved work flow, productivity, and clinical consultations.

Digital pathology has also enhanced online education. Students can be taught more efficiently and are having outstanding results.

How digital pathology is implemented depends on a laboratory’s particular needs. It is important to expand its use to as many applications as possible across the spectrum of clinical care, educational/CME activities and research where appropriate. Ultimately, digital pathology should be considered part of the eHealth record.

More and more companies are developing Web 2.0 tools specifically for healthcare professionals. Whereas Web 1.0 allowed for mostly one-way communication, Web 2.0 offers myriad ways for laboratories to communicate with patients, vendors, hospitals, colleagues, physician groups, or whoever else is plugged in. The many ways in which Web 2.0 supports peer to peer interactions led to the dawn of the age of “Digital Pathology,” where slides can be shared with a simple mouse click, patients have access to test results online, and inspires new methods of collaboration and education.

Table of Contents:

Introduction: Embrace Web 2.0 Now -Page 3

Chapter One: Understanding Web 2.0 & How Pathologists Use It to Increase Profits – Page 4

Chapter Two: Boosting Pathologists’ Productivity Using a Distributed Network – Page 8

Chapter Three: How Collaborative Pathology Can Trigger Big Dividends – Page 12

Chapter Four: Enhancing Pathology Education: Improving Online Teaching- Page 18

Chapter Five: Implementing Digital Pathology- Page 22

Chapter Six: Conclusions- Page 24

Sidebar: Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0- Page 5


A-1 About Pierre Le Fèvre – Page 27

A-2 About DARK Daily- Page 28

A-3 About The Dark Intelligence Group, Inc., and The Dark Report- Page 29

A-4 About the Executive War College on Lab and Pathology Management– Page 30

A-5 About Karen Appold – Page 32

TERMS OF USE – Page 36

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