Formal and informal methods of root cause analysis of anatomic pathology
error have revealed the importance of optimizing work processes to decrease error frequency as well as to improve quality in the IOM domains of timeliness, efficiency, effectiveness, patient centeredness, and equity.
First, the DICOM model did not initially describe specimens in sufficient detail or associate images with specimens with enough precision for the complexity of anatomic pathology
practice; and second, some pathology-related image formats (whole-slide images, multispectral images, flow cytometry, etc) do not have applicable DICOM information object definitions.
Additionally, we've integrated anatomic pathology
cases into our EMR, which resulted in immediate clinical availability and decreased requirements for paper report printing and distribution.
In 2004, self-referred anatomic pathology
services made up 15.
This study provides new evidence and is consistent with previous studies which found self-referral for anatomic pathology
is linked to increased utilization," said Alan Mertz, President of ACLA.
The GAO study found that financial incentives for self-referring providers were likely "a major factor driving the increase in anatomic pathology
referrals", and in 2010, providers who self-referred made an estimated 918,000 more referrals for anatomic pathology
services than they likely would have if they were not self referring.
Bronner serves as ARUP's director of the Anatomic Pathology
and Oncology Division and is a professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Bruce Walton, AmeriPath's President of Anatomic Pathology
, Eastern Region, commented, "We are pleased and honored that Dr.
The anatomic pathology
market is an exciting and fast-growing segment of the lab industry, and Strata's strong position in the New England market, clinical expertise and high-quality customer service position it well for future growth," commented Novak.
Specialty is the esoteric testing division of AmeriPath, a leading national provider of physician-based anatomic pathology
, dermatopathology and molecular diagnostic services to physicians, hospitals, clinical laboratories and surgery centers, and supports community-based medicine by helping physicians provide excellent and effective care for their patients.
April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PLUS Diagnostics, a leading anatomic pathology
company, today announced the appointment of David Pauluzzi to chief executive officer.
DPS" of Clarksburg, Maryland offers specialized testing in the areas of hematopathology, cytology and anatomic pathology
and expects revenues for the current calendar year to be in excess of $3.