San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2015
Inspirata, Inc., a provider of a fully automated, end-to-end digital pathology workflow solution, is a Diamond Partner for next week’s APC Conference in San Diego. The company will be demonstrating new functionality in its integrated cockpit for digital pathology and its end-to-end workflow solution.
“We are very excited to be a Diamond Partner for APC this year,” says Inspirata CEO Satish Sanan. The conference theme is “Challenge to Innovate: Preparing for Change in Pathology’s Workforce, Technology and Business Models.” This theme is in total alignment with our belief that pathology is on the brink of a major evolutionary step in both technological innovation and process improvements. We call this PathologyNext.”
“Pathology is critically important, yet in dire need of advancement,” says Inspirata’s Executive Vice President and Founder Mark Lloyd. “Especially when you consider the fact that it has been practiced in essentially the same way for about 100 years. New technologies offer significant opportunities to benefit pathologists, labs, hospitals and, especially, patients. Our mission at Inspirata is to develop and deliver innovative solutions to transform cancer diagnostics and thereby improve patient outcomes.”
Inspirata’s solution, which was first launched at the USCAP Conference in Boston in March 2015, streamlines and automates the entire pathology workflow and can be easily deployed using the company’s unique “Solution-as-a-Service” delivery model. This model supplies all of the necessary IT infrastructure, integrations, professional services and resources, with flexibility to work with any point solutions an institution may already have in place. Recent updates to the solution include a Lab Manager Portal and enhanced consult functionality.
“To address the ‘challenge to innovate’ that APC calls for,” continues Sanan, “we need to create ways for pathologists to spend more time doing what they do best, which is to diagnose disease. This means that we need to minimize wasted time dealing with paperwork and hand-writing reports, searching for rare events, which is something a computer can do very effectively, and sending tissue samples across the country via courier when digital images of pathology slides can be transmitted instantly. These simple things will make pathologists more efficient, and will help decrease the time and cost of diagnosis. More importantly, they have the potential to improve patient outcomes by providing a more rapid and accurate diagnosis.”
A key component of Inspirata’s solution is how it leverages digitization of pathology slides to provide important ancillary benefits such as computational analysis and content-based image retrieval. Inspirata is building an expansive pipeline of algorithms to further assist pathologists.
The Association of Pathology Chairs (APC) is a non-profit society, which serves as the voice of academic departments of Pathology in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. APC exists to provide leadership and advocacy for the dynamic discipline of Pathology and to enable academic departments to meet the demands of their three missions: medical education, research and practice. The APC provides education, training, information resources and networking opportunities for chairs, residency program directors (through PRODS), medical student educators (through UMEDS), department administrators (through PDAS), and program coordinators (through GMEAS). For more information, please visit http://www.apcprods.org/.
About Inspirata, Inc.
Inspirata, Inc. provides a cancer diagnostics solution that digitizes and automates the entire pathology workflow using a unique, “solution as a service” delivery model. This comprehensive solution includes workflow automation and computer-aided cancer detection and diagnostic tools as supplemental aids to assist pathologists with diagnoses and to aid in the prediction of disease progression and therapeutic responses. For more information, please visit http://www.inspirata.com or contact info(at)inspirata(dot)com.