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Quality Intelligence for Diagnostic Proficiency

In the era of consumerism and pay-for-performance, pathologists are compelled to measure outcomes; provide real means of reducing costs; and improve diagnostic proficiency. Because therapeutic decisions rely heavily on the presumed reliability of the pathology diagnosis, improvements in quality can help reduce unnecessary, harmful and aggressive therapy, or inadequate treatment.

To meet these demands, QualityStar redefines quality assurance in Anatomic Pathology by offering a unique alternative to in-house quality assurance and case review.


To meet the challenge of improving quality and reducing costs, QualityStar delivers a new metrics-based anatomical pathology quality assurance program utilizing Leica Biosystems’ Aperio ePathAccess, a cloud-based software solution, providing pathologists access to QualityStar’s national network of experienced sub-specialists.

By leveraging your whole-slide imaging platform investment, users benefit from reducing the overhead of internal QA processes and receiving feedback to improve their practice proficiency.

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Rodney Markin, M.D., Ph.D

Consulting Medical Director

A hepatic, gastro-intestinal and solid-organ transplant pathologist by training, Dr. Markin  serves as the chief technology officer of the University of Nebraska Medical system, associate vice chancellor for business development for the University of Nebraska Medical Center,[6] and executive director of the UNeTech Institute of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Omaha. He serves as both the David T. Purtilo Professor in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology in UNMC’s College of Medicine as well as the Sackler Director of the UNeTech Institute. .[6]Prior to his current position, he was the chief technology officer at UNMC, interim dean of the UNMC College of Medicine, board chairman and president and CEO of the Nebraska Medicine clinical practice plan (fka UNMC Physicians), an academic medical practice which includes more than 500 physicians.


Manager Director 

Mark has implemented global quality control and assurance programs in chemistry, immunochemistry, blood banking and hematology. He has participated in 5 M&A activities over the past 15 years and previously was the General Manager of the $350M Chemistry Product Line for Dade Behring, now Siemens Healthcare. He is a member of the Speakers List at the “Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine” and is a Medical Technologist with certification in Immunohematology by the ASCP. Mark is also a previous CAP Accreditation Inspection team member.

Luke Towey

Director of Finance 

Luke received his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Nebraska, Omaha and his Master of Finance degree from Creighton University, Omaha, NE. Luke is responsible for all financial management of QualityStar LLC.


At QualityStar we seek people who want to challenge the status quo and provide momentum to the accuracy of the diagnostic process and outcomes. We are not hiring additional employees at this time, however, if you’d like to discuss a career with QualityStar, please contact us.


Inspirata Has Signed An Agreement With Qualitystar, Llc. It Facilitates Connectivity Between Users Of Inspirata’S Diagnostic Cockpit And Qualitystar’S Quality Assurance Service Provided By A Nation-Wide Consortium Of Subspecialty Pathologists For Secondary Case Reviews.


Inspirata®, Inc. Announced Today That It Has Signed An Agreement With Qualitystar, Llc To Integrate That Company’S Quality Assurance Review And Quality Intelligence Services Into Inspirata’S Anatomic Pathology Diagnostic Cockpit And Cloud-Based Telepathology Consultation Portal.

Referred To As “Quality-As-A-Service” (Qaas) For Anatomic Pathology, This Unique Alternative To In-House Quality Assurance And Case Review Can Be Launched Through Inspirata’S Diagnostic Cockpit And Consultation Portal. Inspirata’S Goal Is To Facilitate A More Rapid And Accurate Diagnosis In Busy Pathology Departments.

Mikroscan, Enabling Economical Digital Pathology Transformation for Next-gen Diagnostic Accuracy in AP

San Diego, CA, — October 1, 2016Mikroscan Technologies, Inc.

Mikroscan announced today it has entered into an agreement with QualityStar, LLC., a quality analytics and case review subscription service for Anatomic Pathology, to market its cloud-based and confidential case review to help reduce diagnostic interpretive errors and improve patient outcomes. Mikroscan delivers a suite of digital pathology solutions to further help pathologists collaborate, consult, and communicate, without being bound by the geographical limitations of physical glass slides. 

QualityStar and XIFIN Partner to Provide e-Quality Assurance Service To Help Reduce Diagnostic Interpretive Errors in Anatomic Pathology

San Diego, CA. — September, 2015 –XIFIN, Inc. 

XIFIN, the healthcare cloud computing company revolutionizing the business of healthcare diagnostics from patient to payment, today announced it has entered into an agreement with QualityStar®, an independent quality assurance and analytics service for Anatomic Pathology, to market its cloud-based and confidential case review to measure and help reduce diagnostic interpretive errors and improve patient care.

Leica Biosystems Partners with QualityStar to provide ePathology-based Quality Assurance Expertise

VISTA, CA – April 2, 2014 – Leica Biosystems, a global leader in ePathology solutions, announced today, a partnership with QualityStar® LLC, a leading independent and external quality assurance service provider. Read More »

QualityStar® Receives Approval by the American Board of Pathology (ABP) as a Provider of SAMs for Maintenance on Certification (MOC) 

Omaha, NE – February 1, 2012 

QualityStar, LLC, a quality analytics and case review subscription service for Anatomic Pathology, has been approved by the American Board of Pathology (ABP) as a provider of Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) for the ABP Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. The Self-Assessment Module (SAM) is an essential component of the ABP’s MOC Program, addressing MOC Part II Life-Long Learning requirements. The ABP requires Pathologists to complete an average of 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per year for each two-year period within the ten-year MOC cycle. Ten of the credits must be obtained from the completion of SAMs. More information on the ABP MOC Program is available at the American Board of Pathology Maintenance of Certification website.