Inspirata® provides an integrated digital pathology workflow solution that automates everything from high-fidelity/high-throughput slide scanning capable of handling an institution’s entire case load; to a streamlined and intuitive cockpit with specialized pathology software for managing digitized histology slides; to integrated data feeds from disparate clinical systems—including the Lab Information System (LIS), Radiology System, Endoscopy System and Electronic Health Records (EHR).
The workflow embraces the microscope as the tool for primary diagnosis, but utilizes digital technology when and where it makes sense today. For example, high-fidelity/high-throughput slide scanners are used to begin the process of digitizing, cataloging and storing both retrospective and prospective glass slides.
Once you’ve gone from glass slides to digital images, you then have numerous efficiency enhancing applications available to you, including instant subspecialist consults, cartless tumor boards, building digital image repositories of research and teaching sets, among others.
Employing these specific “digital pathology” applications, which we call PathologyNEXT®, enables institutions to not only enhance productivity but also to be ahead of the adoption curve when regulatory conditions allow for digital images to be used for primary diagnoses.
The Digital Pathology Cockpit is a multi-screen configuration with digital pathology software that supports viewing and manipulating images; provides collaboration, decision support and reporting tools; and has single-sign-on access to all of the patient’s diagnostic data in one place. Using this system, pathologists can easily access all the information they need to comprehensively review and manage cases.
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Inspirata’s comprehensive “Solution-as-a-Service” delivery model is helping U.S. cancer centers take an evolutionary leap in how the tools and technologies of tomorrow can be implemented and used today to transform the pathology workflow.
Our “CapEx” to “OpEx” model makes a compelling financial case for implementing digital pathology today. This model bundles everything necessary to automate the pathology workflow with a long-term, department-wide, fully integrated, implemented and resourced solution, including:
Using our unique business model, Inspirata makes the upfront capital investment in the hardware, software and storage needed to enable a cancer institution to move to a fully automated digital pathology workflow inclusive of the on premise resources needed to operate the scanning lab to convert glass slides to digital images. At the end of the engagement, the institution owns the technology assets and can hire the personnel or renew Inspirata’s contract to continue the managed services model.
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