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Success of digitizing the dept. of pathology: is it just to change the technical platform and go with the slide scanners or do we need a paradigm when it comes to informatics and workflow?
Author(s): M. Wintell; E. Wehlander; B. Samulesson; L. Lindsköld
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Paper Abstract

Can we create values and make success by creating digitized Pathology by only changing the technical platform within the department of pathology? The answer is definitely No. To be able to create values that will pay for the investment of going digital we need to go outside traditional ways of change-management in healthcare. Cooperation before buying the hardware is the key, going there by creating a unique negotiated information-model that spans the whole value chain within the care process in regard of pathology services. This is the core of creating great values throughout the whole healthcare sub process of cancer detection. Region Västra Götaland (VGR), has taken this path and will show that it´s possible working/thinking outside the “box.”

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 2015
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9420, Medical Imaging 2015: Digital Pathology, 94200U (19 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2082279
Show Author Affiliations
M. Wintell, eHealth Dept. Västra Götaland (Sweden)
E. Wehlander, eHealth Dept. Västra Götaland (Sweden)
B. Samulesson, eHealth Dept. Västra Götaland (Sweden)
L. Lindsköld, eHealth Dept. Västra Götaland (Sweden)
Karolinska Institute (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9420:
Medical Imaging 2015: Digital Pathology
Metin N. Gurcan; Anant Madabhushi, Editor(s)

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