Use of Digital Pathology to Drive Revenue to Labs
Received Date: Aug 12, 2019 / Accepted Date: Aug 21, 2019 / Published Date: Aug 28, 2019
This paper presents the practical use of digital pathology (DP) as a tool to drive revenue. A regional dermatopathology laboratory developed and patented a digital pathology software system called Clearpath™ featuring a touch-enabled viewer that allows dermatologists to read digital slides remotely and generate pathology reports on their own patients. The laboratory realized over $1M in additional revenue in less than a year primarily through the technical component (TC) slide processing of referred skin biopsies. Additionally, the lab benefited from “ pull-through ” requests for consults and global reads. Now with the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms applied to image analysis, laboratories implementing digital pathology systems will realize even greater return on investment of this technology.
Keywords: Squamous cell carcinoma; Mature cystic teratoma; Postmenopausal women
Citation: Angress D, Feeser TA (2019) Use of Digital Pathology to Drive Revenue to Labs. Diagn Pathol Open 4: 155.
Copyright: © 2019 Angress D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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