API Strategic Summit: The Future of Pathology Informatics and the LIS
There is a developing trend of broad adoption in healthcare computing of the single-vendor, enterprise-wide solution with decision-making relating to computer system purchase and deployment moving away from pathologists and toward hospital executives, primarily CEOs and CIOs. Such vendors offer a very broad array of software modules and often lack specialized knowledge about laboratory work requirements. Hospital executives, the HIT decision-makers, may similarly lack such knowledge. This emerging hospital computing model may thus portend significant future functionality gaps in lab operations and threats to patient safety and the quality of care.
Prompted by these events the goals of the Strategic Summit are the following: (1) identify the broad array of challenges and problems currently facing pathology informatics and the LIS industry; (2) develop solutions and reactions that can help to solve or ameliorate them; and (3) knit all of these solutions and reactions into a comprehensive white paper following the conference, including an action agenda, that can be used as a guide in the near future by pathology informaticists and vendors of LISs and LIS support software.
For questions please contact us at:
J. Mark Tuthill, MD
Division Head, Pathology Informatics
Henry Ford Health System, K-6 Pathology
2799 West Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48202