There is an increasing focus on interpretative diagnostic errors in healthcare. Recent studies¹ at UPMC have concluded that incremental treatment costs due to interpretative errors for the 12 most common cancers is $5.88 million per year.
Peer reviewed studies have further demonstrated the use of digital pathology in pathologist’s workflow increases productivity by at least 13%.¹ Improvements in interpretive accuracy result from having the right pathology expertise on the right slide at the right time. This is especially important at remote sites where sub-specialist expertise is required.
Mikroscan partners with QualityStar to provide Quality-as-a-Service (QaaS) for Anatomic Pathology applications, in external, secure, cloud-based case review services.
¹Ho J, Ahlers SM, Stratman C, Aridor O, Pantanowitz L, Fine JL, Kuzmishin JA, Montalto MC, Parwani AV. Can digital pathology result in cost savings? A financial projection for digital pathology implementation at a large integrated health care organization. J Pathol Inform. 2014 Aug 28;5:33. doi: 10.4103/2153-3539.139714. eCollection 2014.