Webinar Series

Sunquest and API present
2-Part Webinar Series:
The Challenges of Pathology Informatics in Large Health Systems
Sunquest and API invite you to attend this provocative webinar series that puts a focused lens on the depth, breadth and complexity of today’s modern clinical and anatomic pathology laboratory, and more specifically, the unique challenges labs face when part of a large, enterprise health system. Listen and learn from lab industry leaders as they discuss the strategies, tactics and applied methods that can help you position you laboratory organization to survive and thrive in this golden age of healthcare.
(Part 1)
“Can you hear me now?”
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Brian Jackson, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology, University of Utah, and Medical Director of Pre-analytic Services, IT and Business Development, ARUP Laboratories
Walter Henricks, M.D.
Vice-Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute Medical Director, Center for Pathology Informatics L21, Cleveland Clinic
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
1:00 p.m. ET

Part 1 of this series will cover the challenge of establishing robust methods of inter-professional communication between the lab and clinicians, as well as the lab and the rest of your organization in an increasingly digital world. Complexities of the lab are often lost on those outside of the department. Learn how to build and manage communication in terms of the lab's ability to demonstrate and maximize its value to the organization, to physicians and ultimately to improved patient care.

Next, we will turn our attention to communication between informaticians in the pathology department and C-suite executives with special attention on the CIO. Because enterprise-wide solutions are increasingly being adopted by health systems, the central IT groups are interposed between pathology and the LIS/EHR vendor This can lead to inefficiencies and miscommunication. Suggestions will be made about how to "diagnose" and "repair" some of these problems.

(Part 2)
“Interoperability and IT”
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Mark Tuthill, M.D.
Division Head, Pathology Informatics Henry Ford Health System, K-6 Pathology
Brad Brimhall, M.D.
Medical Director of Healthcare Analytics & Bioinformatics, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
1:00 p.m. ET

Part 2 of this series will first delve into the integration and interoperability challenges specific to healthcare. Discussion will have a particular focus on LIS integration and then on integration of LISs with EHRs across hospitals. The issue of competition for capital from other IT projects will also be brought into the discussion. The interoperability of IT across hospitals is much in the news and relates to the portability of patient data and sharing across health systems.