The Right Type of Cockpit

BY Michael Feldman. February 20, 2015

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Pathologist Cockpit of the Future

This is Mike Feldman. I am an associate professor of pathology at the University of Pennsylvania. I practice surgical pathology and I also direct the division of informatics in our pathology department.

It’s a combination of what the user is experiencing; how I actually interact with the computer, having the right type of scan technologies to bring the slide into the digital realm, and then having the ability to marry that digital pathology information up with all the other pieces of information that are critical to render an accurate diagnosis. So having the right user interface effectively allows me to go faster, and effectively allows me to be more precise. And then to finally give the treating physicians the best information all the time on the patients so that they can provide the best care.

So the beauty of actually bringing the slides into a computer is that we then bring the power of computational analysis to an hundred year old workflow. And the ability of the computer to actually enhance what I do gets magnified yet another time. Not just by aggregating information but now allowing the computer to begin to visually assist, visually provide cues, visually identify information for me. So the ability to scan a slide and look for critical events, it’s not just me looking at it but now it’s a computer algorithm. So the two together provide an additional layer that enhances and goes beyond just what the human can do.

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