New Case Study Research Available at No Cost to Dermatologist Physicians and Healthcare Providers

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Director of Dermatopathology at Miraca Life Sciences, Dr. Elsa Velazquez-McGuirk, launches effort to educate and inform dermatologists by examining the principles of providing accurate and definitive diagnoses for complex cases.

Today, Miraca Life Sciences, the nation’s largest independent anatomical pathology provider, released five teaching case studies examining the principles of providing accurate and definitive diagnoses for complex cases. The multidisciplinary body of work addresses the complexity of delivering life-saving health care diagnoses and technologies. These five teaching case studies are available to global health educators, students and practitioners at no cost through a webinar series launching this month.

Dr. Elsa Velazquez-McGuirk, Director of Dermatopathology at Miraca Life Sciences, said, "The publication of these cases—online, and freely accessible to the practitioners, students and educators who will benefit most from them—is an important step toward improving patient health. This commitment to unparalleled subspecialty dermatopathology via ongoing clinical education, research, and innovation allows clinicians to determine optimal treatment the first time, giving patients the best possible treatment options.”

Dr. Velazquez-McGuirk, together with Dr. Matthew Johnson, Board Certified Dermatopathologist for Miraca Life Sciences, launched this effort with the goal of rapidly disseminating knowledge to practitioners. The cases document and highlight the need to pinpoint the right diagnosis and allow for the right treatment at the earliest possible time, to ensure positive patient outcomes, conserve healthcare resources and reduce costs for everyone.

“Increasingly, our research is directly strengthening the care we deliver and our ability to replicate and scale successes," said Velazquez-McGuirk. "To be able to share in our research has been, and continues to be, of profound benefit to the work of the dermatologist practitioners we serve. These cases capture the richness and complexity of delivering care for a variety of complex conditions to help practitioners understand the principles of delivering high value care tailored to the medical condition and the populations served."

Miraca Life Sciences will offer three separate opportunities to join the free 45- minute webinar:

  •     Tuesday, January 21st 9:00am CST

  •     Wednesday, January 22nd 11:00am CST

  •     Thursday, January 23rd 2:00pm CST


About Miraca Life Sciences
Serving more than 5,500 patients each day, Miraca Life Sciences is a leader in providing an academic-caliber pathology laboratory with diagnostic services in the fields of dermatology, gastroenterology, hematology and urology. Building upon our experience with health IT, we also offer accessible technology solutions to assist healthcare professionals as they work towards accordance with Meaningful Use initiatives.

Miraca Life Sciences, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan-based Miraca Holdings Inc., employs a talented team of leading pathologists, histologists, lab technicians, technology consultants, and other medical professionals — all driven to help provide the highest and most up-to-date levels of diagnostic quality, enhanced workflow and practice solutions possible. It is part of our commitment: not only to scientific excellence, but to patients and practices.

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