September 22, 2015 - How Digital Pathology Will Change the Workflow of Surgical Pathology

Presenter: Liron Pantanowitz, MD, Associate Professor of Pathology & Biomedical Informatics, Director of Pathology Informatics, Department of Pathology, UPMC Shadyside

Abstract: In this webinar, Dr. Pantanowitz will give you an overview of how innovations in digital pathology will impact the workflow of surgical pathology. First, he compares the current manual processes within the laboratory to future digital pathology initiatives as applied to surgical pathology. Later, you will be presented with existing digital pathology solutions and how they currently impact the laboratory's workflow. Throughout the webinar, you will learn how digital pathology can benefit your surgical pathology workflow, including the several benefits inherent to the discipline, including telepathology, archiving, education, image analysis, and biobanking. 


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October 7, 2015 - ONC’s Laboratory Results Interface (LRI) and Laboratory Orders Interface (LOI) Implementation Guides and Challenges in LIS-EHR Information Exchange

Presenter: Walter H. Henricks, Dr., Cleveland Clinic

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December 16, 2015 - Informatics & Connectivity to Enhance Point of Care Testing

Presenter: David McClintock, MD, medical director, at Pathology Informatics and Point of Care Testing, The University of Chicago Medicine

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January 26, 2016 - Clinical Informatics Fellowships and its Impact on Opportunities for Pathology Informatics

Presenter: Dr. Bruce Levy, Associate Chief Health Information Officer, University of Illinois at Chicago

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February 17, 2016 - Integration of Radiology-Pathology Diagnostics at UCLA

Presenter: Dr. Dean Wallace, UCLA

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March 17, 2016 - Big Data in Healthcare

Presenter:
Sonny Varadan, Sr. IT Management Consultant, Nicholas Management Group

Abstract: Big Data can be defined as a collection of datasets that are too large and complex to be simply processed using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications. In exploring the four types of analytical methods that make up Big Data: 1) descriptive, 2) diagnostic, 3) predictive, and 4) prescriptive, healthcare organizations can work toward optimization their unstructured, semi-structured and structured data, and move toward better health outcomes with actionable analytics. In this webinar, you will learn the fundamentals and barriers of Big Data, by reviewing strong use cases in laboratory operations and clinical outcomes. You will begin to understand issues with data volume, variety, and velocity, by employing frameworks such as Hadoop, that improve processing power by handling virtually limitless concurrent tasks, which in turn allows for the leveraging of Big Data for population health outcome initiatives and personalized medicine initiatives. Additionally, you will be presented with suggestions to prepare your organization for big data strategies focused on data governance and a shift in paradigm to a data-driven culture.

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September 09, 2014 - Pathology Informatics: A Key Element for Navigating through Healthcare Reform

Presenter: Bruce Friedman, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School

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December 11, 2014 - EHR and IT Issues in Genomic Driven Healthcare

Presenter: Russ Altman, Stanford

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January 13, 2015 - Deploying Analytic Software in your Lab for Management Support 

Presenter: Justin Starren, PhD, FACMI, Deputy Director, Northwestern University

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January 20, 2015 - Significance and Practical Applications of ATA Clinical Guidelines

Presenters: Liron Pantanowitz, MD, Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Andrew Evans, MD, Department of Pathology, University Health Network, Toronto, ON

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February 19, 2015 - A Decade of Direct Access Genetics - What have We Learned? 

Presenter: Jill Hagenkord, MD, Chief Medical Officer, 23andMe

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March 05, 2015 - Digital Pathology Meets Surgical Pathology

Presenter: Stephen M. Hewitt, MD, PhD, FCAP, FASCP, EPL, LP, CCR, NCI, NIH

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Computational Pathology IT Support for Research in Pathology 

Presenter: Michael J. Becich, MD PhD, Chairman, Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Framework for an Integrated Disease Report

Presenter: George Birdsong, MD, Emory University, and Moncia E. de Baca, MD, Hematologics, Inc.

Abstract: 
The datasets used to manage patients with chronic diseases such as cancer have grown increasingly complex. Additional problems arise when some of these data resides in different systems or even institutions. In this webinar, a framework is outlined for building an integrated disease report (IDR) that takes advantage of the capabilities of electronic reporting to create a single, succinct, interpretative report comprising all disease pertinent data. The presenters conclude that a well-executed IDR should improve patient care and efficiency for health care team members.


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Laboratory Information System Functionality Assessment Toolkit 

Presenter: Dr. Mark Tuthill, Division Head, Pathology Informatics, Henry Ford Health System

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Problems of Mislabeled Specimens in US Clinical Laboratories 

Presenters: Brian R. Jackson, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Pathology, and Charles D. Hawker, PhD, MBA, Professor of Pathology, both at the University of Utah School of Medicine

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Leveraging Informatics in the Clinical Laboratory to Enhance Diagnostic Value and Reduce Costs

Presenters: Anand Dighe, MD, PhD, and Jason Baron, MD, Department of Pathology Massachusetts General Hospital

Abstract: 
Drs. Dighe and Baron will share how informatics enables them to better care for their patients, maximize the value to the diagnostic equation, and reduce costs for their healthcare organization. The discipline of informatics creates the opportunity to enhance the value of an organization because it scales well, works toward eliminating expensive manual processes and errors, does not require expensive space or systems, and it generates vast data to elucidate inneficies in systems and this data can be repurposed for process improvement projects.

The webinar focuses on the barriers that need to be overcome for pathologists to be fully engaged in pre-analytic (e.g., provide clinicians with platforms with information on offered laboratory tests; what to order in a given clinical scenario) and post-analytic informatics initiatives. A new class of laboratory middleware is introduced that connects the clinical laboratory information system with the rest of the enterprise, facilitating information flow about testing services, and adds efficiency to the inpatient order entry application. Concrete examples of how informatics is used to add to the laboratory, both in test utilization and in terms of result reporting, are demonstrated in the webinar.

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January 26, 2017 - The Shifting Value Equation Between Hospital Labs and Reference Labs

Presenter: Brian Jackson, MD, MS, VP, CMIO, ARUP Laboratories

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February 14, 2017 - Consumerism in Diagnostics: Retail Testing and the Future of Providers

Presenter: Panel discussion moderated by Bob McGonnagle, Publisher, College of American Pathologists

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