Journal of Pathology Informatics

: 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-

21 st century workflow: A proposal

Jeffrey L Fine 
 Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

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Jeffrey L Fine
Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Digital pathology is rapidly developing, but early systems have been slow to gain traction outside of niche applications such as: Second-opinion telepathology, immunostain interpretation, and intraoperative telepathology. Pathologists have not yet developed a well-articulated plan for effectively utilizing digital imaging technology in their work. This paper outlines a proposal that is intended to begin meaningful progress toward achieving helpful computer-assisted pathology sign-out systems, such as pathologists«SQ» computer-assisted diagnosis (pCAD). pCAD is presented as a hypothetical intelligent computer system that would integrate advanced image analysis and better utilization of existing digital pathology data from lab information systems. A detailed example of automated digital pathology is presented, as an automated breast cancer lymph node sign-out. This proposal provides stakeholders with a conceptual framework that can be used to facilitate development work, communication, and identification of new automation strategies.

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Fine JL. 21 st century workflow: A proposal.J Pathol Inform 2014;5:44-44

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Fine JL. 21 st century workflow: A proposal. J Pathol Inform [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Jul 9 ];5:44-44
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