Acupath Announces Release of Mobile App for Lab Results

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According to Dr. George Hollenberg, Dermatopathologist and Founding Director at Acupath, the new App will improve efficiency for doctors and deliver test reports anywhere, anytime to smart phones and other devices.

February 2012 – Acupath Laboratories, Inc., an anatomic pathology and cancer genetics laboratory, has announced the availability of the newly developed Acupath App. This free application is designed to improve efficiency by delivering pathology reports directly to the doctor’s smart phone or other mobile device.

“This is an exciting advancement that improves the value of our laboratory services to physicians,” said Dr. George Hollenberg, dermatopathologist and founding director of Acupath. “Now doctors can have test results right at their fingertips – anywhere, anytime. All a doctor has to do to get started is download the free app from the Apple App store and enter an Acupath user ID and password. Flexible search criteria make it easy to locate the reports needed. This easy-to-use app makes physicians more efficient and improves the timeliness and quality of patient care.”    

Designed for use on Apple mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, the Acupath App can be used with WiFi or 3G networks and transmits data in a highly encrypted format over a secure connection in compliance with HIPAA requirements. Reports can be searched by patient name, by date or by period (e.g., past 10 days) and can be viewed and printed as plain text or PDF format.

“Most of our physicians are already familiar with these Apple devices,” Dr. Hollenberg said. “And the app itself is straightforward and easy to use. We're delighted to add the Acupath App to the industry leading services we offer.”

The free Acupath app supports Apple's iOS5 operating system and requires an Acupath-provided user name and password. For more information, call 1-888-ACUPATH (228-7284). To download the app, visit http://www.acupath.com/apps or visit the Apple App store from your Apple device and search for “Acupath.”

Acupath Laboratories, Inc. located in Plainview, New York, is an anatomic pathology and cancer genetics laboratory. Acupath's mission is to deliver fast, accurate anatomic pathology, FISH, ISH, flow cytometry, molecular and cytogenetic analysis in a way that enhances the quality of medical care provided by practitioners while minimizing the risk of error. The research and development team continuously innovates, designing up to date methodologies for testing and new ways for doctors to access, exchange, record and analyze medical information. Acupath is committed to improving efficiencies of practice, superior service and greater patient knowledge and satisfaction. Acupath is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Joint Commission, and certified by the New York State Department of Health (DOH). http://www.acupath.com.

Dr. George Hollenberg, founding director of Acupath Laboratories, Inc., supervises the analysis of thousands of biopsies each year, utilizing the cutting-edge technology in histology and immunocytochemistry and FISH, as well as the latest advances in computerized report preparation. He is a veteran in the fields of pathology and dermatopathology, with expertise in the areas of dysplastic nevi, melanoma and other forms of cancer. Board-certified in dermatopathology, and clinical and anatomic pathology, Dr. Hollenberg has held visiting fellowships in dermatopathology at New York University Medical Center and Jefferson University Medical Center. After receiving his medical degree from New York Medical College, he completed his residency in clinical pathology at Cornell University Medical Center and in anatomic pathology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Hollenberg is currently a consultant in dermatopathology for North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset and an assistant professor in dermatology at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Often contacted by editors for his expertise, Dr. Hollenberg has written dozens of medical articles and has had his work published in various medical journals and publications.

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