The Beauty of Bringing Slides to a Computer

BY Michael Feldman. February 20, 2015

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Pathology Workflow Enhancements

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.

So today we tend to work in a fragmented environment. We work in an environment where parts of the information live in one computer system, parts of the information live in another computer system. And the diagnostic information that I need to see actually doesn’t live in a computer system at all. It actually lives underneath a microscope in the analog space. And so we spend a great deal of time trying to reconcile the analog with the digital and make sure we bring all the data pieces together that are really critical to providing the most accurate and effective diagnosis for patients who are undergoing cancer diagnostics and cancer therapeutics.

What we is an opportunity in that, the digital world and what they’ve done in other disciplines outside of medicine, to actually use some of those same technologies and same functionalities to really effectively transform the practice of pathology. From a hybrid environment where we spend most of our time outside the microscope not looking at the slide to actually bringing more of our time to focus on the diagnostic process. And that’s enabled because we can move to a completely digital workflow. In the absence of that, we wind up having to spend a lot of time reconciling information across systems.

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Dr. Feldman is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. His professional interests revolve a... Learn More