API and Clinisys provided highly relevant webinars building upon the previous year’s series exploring how institutions could overcome the operational setup, communication and analytics challenges health systems faced with responding to COVID-19. These webinars are free of charge to API members and are also available to be downloaded from the members’ only area of the API website. We thank Dr. Bruce Friedman for his outstanding efforts and vision in organizing these sessions.

2022 Topics in the Series

February 23, 2022

1pm ET/10am PT

Beyond the Bar Chart—How to Communicate Tough Data for Good Policymaking

James Crawford, MD, PhD, Northwell Health

Most of us have never known a time when policies that affect our everyday change so frequently. Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders in all walks of life were forced to make policy decisions based on limited data. Two years on and several waves of infection later, many health systems have developed noteworthy COVID dashboards that utilize data graphics to visually display information for sound public health policymaking.

Join nationally known pathologists for this webinar to discuss several perspectives on public health data management, including data acquisition, data analysis, data display and the resulting development of COVID policies for the hospital and beyond.

May 4, 2022

1pm ET/10am PT

The Most Overlooked Precursor to Digital Pathology
Initiatives: Pre-Analytics Quality Control

Liron Pantanowitz, MBBCh, University of Michigan

The interest in digital pathology systems has exploded in recent years, and the inclination at the start of a deployment is to focus on image acquisition, storage, workflow and data integration. Experience has proven, however, that they key precursor is pre-analytic quality control. Scanned images must meet predetermined diagnostic criteria to successfully avoid scanning rework and its associated costs.

Software solutions are now emerging that will analyze images so unacceptable ones never reach pathologists’ screens. Join us for this webinar to learn the steps to ensure total image quality control in a digital pathology program.

July 13, 2022

1pm ET/10am PT

Managing by Numbers—What it Means to
Use Business Analytics to Manage the Clinical Lab

J. Mark Tuthill, MD, Henry Ford Health System

Abstract Coming Soon

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

1pm ET/10am PT

Benefits of Tissue-Tek Paraform Sectionable Cassette System in Histology and Pathology

Jason “Jay” Innerhofer, MHS, Lead PA(ASCP)CM, Pathology Associates of Albuquerque


Labs are constantly looking for productivity and efficiency gains that maintain diagnostic accuracy, quality, and compliance. With intentions to eliminate manual steps at embedding, TriCore Reference Laboratories tested Sakura’s Tissue-Tek Paraform sectionable cassette system. In this webinar, the laboratory’s pathology team will share their experiences and present their findings with the new system.

November 9, 2022

1pm ET/10am PT

The Future of the Clinical Lab in an At-Home / In-Phone / On-Watch World 

Panel Discussion

December 6, 2022

1pm ET/10am PT

The Future of Pathology Informatics

Panel Discussion:

Patrick Mathias, MD, PhD (University of Washington School of Medicine)
Michelle Stoffel, MD, PhD (University of Minnesota, MHealth Fairview)
John Tomaszewski, MD (University of Buffalo, Buffalo General Medical Center)


Previous API/Sunquest Webinars

Please Note: Sunquest is now Clinisys.  All historical materials have been preserved as they were published, but new programming will feature this new company name.  Welcome Clinisys!