Keith Kaplan and the future of digital pathology
Posted 1st February 2017 by Jane Williams
Keith Kaplan is well known in the digital pathology circuit. A practising pathologist and author of the Digital Pathology Blog, he describes himself as an evangelist for the technology. We sat down with him at the Digital Pathology Congress, where he chaired a panel discussion, to get his thoughts.
Effective communication & management of test results
Posted 2nd December 2016 by Jane Williams
The World Alliance for Patient Safety has identified poor test result management as a high priority patient safety area. Evidence-based reviews have shown that pathology and imaging test results fail to be followed up in 20% to 62% of inpatients, and in up to 75% of patients treated in an emergency department . Poor test result follow-up can have major consequences for quality of care, including missed diagnoses and sub-optimal patient outcomes.
Morphometric analysis of the vascular network in renal cancer
Posted 19th October 2016 by Jane Williams
We recently formed a working group at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles that integrates the research areas of molecular pathology, computational biology and digital image analysis under one umbrella and in one location.
Knowledge Management and the future of Clinical Pathology
Posted 3rd October 2016 by Jane Williams
Clinical pathology has reached a critical cross-roads. Where the pathology service operates within a competitive funding arrangement, such as in Australia, consolidation proceeds apace. In large part this consolidation is driven by both revenue and cost pressures. This results in a highly efficient factory-and-logistics model for laboratory operations – but with inevitable consequences for professionals and consumers alike.