A digital workflow can decrease the time to diagnosis by providing all of the information needed to render findings in one place.
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) October 02, 2015
Inspirata, Inc. is a rapidly emerging leader in digital pathology that is changing the pathology paradigm by automating the pathology workflow leveraging innovative technologies and a unique Solution-as-a-Service business model. The company will be at the CAP meeting in Nashville next week, showcasing new functionality and new informed detection algorithms in its integrated pathologist cockpit.
Inspirata’s solution uses digital technology when and where it makes sense today—like tumor boards, consultations/second opinions, education and archiving/cataloging. It deploys high-throughput Philips slide scanners and employs skilled resources on premise to digitize both retrospective and prospective slides. The digital images can then be viewed by pathologists in Inspirata’s fully integrated cockpit with single sign-on access to comprehensive patient diagnostic data and images from the institution’s disparate data systems. The cockpit also features collaboration, education and reporting portals, which enable pathologists to quickly prepare for tumor boards and easily catalog images for research and teaching sets. These applications enable pathologists to diagnose cancer more rapidly, collaboratively and cost effectively.
“While the digital image alone may not be faster than glass,” says Inspirata’s Executive Vice President and Founder Mark Lloyd, “a digital workflow can decrease the time to diagnosis by providing all of the information needed to render findings in one place, including collaboration tools to share slides and cases instantly."
“We need to create ways for pathologists to spend more time doing what they do best, which is diagnosing disease,” says Inspirata CEO Satish Sanan. “Since computers are great at things like content-based image retrieval and computational image analysis, why not use them to do decision-support tasks like these instead of relying on time-consuming manual processes? This is why part of Inspirata’s comprehensive vision extends to leveraging digital images to build advanced quantifiable diagnostic, prognostic and predictive algorithm-based assays. We want to empower pathologists with computer vision information so they can do their jobs better and faster in order to enhance patient care and improve patient outcomes.”
About the College of American Pathologists
As the leading organization with more than 18,000 board-certified pathologists, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. The CAP's Laboratory Improvement Programs, initiated 65 years ago, currently has customers in more than 100 countries, accrediting 7,600 laboratories and providing proficiency testing to 20,000 laboratories worldwide. Find more information about the CAP at http://www.cap.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.