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Transforming The Pathology Workflow

Comprehensive Digital Pathology Workflow, Cockpit and Software

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 Anatomic and Molecular Pathology Systems, Radiology System, Endoscopy System and Electronic Health Records (EHR).

The workflow utilizes digital pathology 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. In addition, the interfaces in our cockpit to other health systems provide a composite and immediate view of the patient’s information and data, giving pathologists a holistic view of the patient.

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.

Digital Pathology Cockpit

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 information and clinical data in one place. Using this system, pathologists can easily access all the information they need to comprehensively review and manage cases, and make precise diagnostic decisions.


Inspirata’s comprehensive “Solution-as-a-Service” business and 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:

  • Digital pathology hardware, software and storage infrastructure
  • Diagnostic Cockpit complete with integration to Anatomic and Molecular Pathology Systems, EHR and other clinical systems
  • Image Analysis Algorithms and Prognostic Assays
  • Customized pathology and administrative reporting
  • Scan lab resources to scan glass slides to digital images
  • Implementation services (with a timeline based on an institution-determined adoption rate)
  • 24-hour support and maintenance
  • Sponsored research opportunities
  • Creation of a Cancer Information Data Trust
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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.


Inspirata® understands the sea changes that medical IT departments are currently facing, which is why we’ve positioned our products to require virtually no commitment of time, effort or cost to the institution’s IT budgets. Our customized, state-of-the-art solutions are purpose built for simplified integration to optimize interoperability, and our platform uses the latest hyperconverged technology for optimized scalability, reliability and redundancy. This platform supports the rigorous demands of digital pathology image and data storage and retrieval.

Enterprise Service Bus Resolves Interoperability Challenges

Inspirata’s integration strategy is designed to simplify the complexities of multiple points of contact between systems. Our Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) connects seamlessly with institution-maintained integration engines or directly to the existing systems like the EHR, AP-LIS and other clinical systems.

The sophistication of our ESB includes a data access layer, custom adaptors for the LIS, EMR, PACS and similar systems, an intelligent data transport server with administration utilities and an activity monitor as well as access and communication tools controls that are HL7 compliant for transfer of clinical and administrative data between software applications.

Hyperconverged Technology Powered by Dell/EMC

Our hyperconverged technology is engineered, manufactured, managed, supported and sustained within a single Dell/EMC Vblock hardware unit. Inspirata’s converged infrastructure combines an integrated computing, networking, storage and virtualization into a single pool of resources.

The converged solution can easily scale out compute and storage capabilities and can extend up to 50 petabytes of storage with supporting compute power. Inspirata’s converged solution provides minimum uptime of 99.9%.

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Data Management and Security

Inspirata employs a defense of depth strategy for data security. While all identified data can remain on premise within your own institution’s firewalls, Inspirata also provides secure cloud-based alternatives. Layered protection at multiple points ensures that no single point of vulnerability exists in the application. Each layer acts as a redundancy in the event a security fails within any application layer. The data is embedded in the inner-most layer making it extremely difficult to access without proper security access at each layer.


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