Thought Leadership

Accuracy of Diagnosis is a leading topic for many in the healthcare industry. We have an opportunity to challenge the status quo for quality assurance and create exceptional outcomes for patients. Here are a collection of pieces by leaders in the industry leaders and professionals who are advocating change.

Journal Articles, Awards

Bringing Diagnosis Into the Quality and Safety Equations
American Medical Association 2012

A Framework for Evaluating Diagnostic Discordance in Pathology Discovered During Research Studies
Arch Pathol Lab Med – Vol 138, July 2014

Peer (Case) Review in Anatomic Pathology Can Drive Improved Proficiency
PathologyOutlines.com June, 2014

Diagnostic Error In Health Care
National Academy of Science:Health and Medicine-2015. Improving Diagnosis in Health Care

New Ways Doctors Reach Agreement on Patient Diagnosis
Wall Street Journal : June 9, 2015

BEST RESEARCH ABSTRACT: EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM TO AID IN THE IMPROVEMENT IN AP DIAGNOSTIC ACCURACY.  
PATHOLOGY VISIONS, DIGITAL PATHOLOGY ASSOCIATION – 2015 

2ND PLACE ABSTRACT: DIAGNOSTIC DISCORDANCE IN SURGICAL PATHOLOGY 
LAB QUALITY CONFAB. – 2015

Study of Quality Assurance Programs in Anatomic Pathology that Drive Improved Proficiency, Reduce Cost and Enhance Positive Patient Outcomes
Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis– 2016, 7:5

Tools to Reduce Discordance in Cancer Diagnostic Imaging, a Review of Pathology and Radiology Quality Assurance Programs
Mark Priebe MT, Rodney Markin MD, PhD.   ARC Journal of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2019, PP 10-18.

Exploring Diagnostic Accuracy in Cancer
National Coalition on Health Care

A Second Look at Pathology Reports and Slides Next-gen QA brings added value to surg path & patients. @Pathologists
http://www.archivesofpathology.org/doi/abs/10.5858/arpa.2016-0189-LE … Oct 2016 

Presentations/Publications, Related White Papers, Reports, Webinars

“Quality Assurance Tools To Help Reduce The Diagnostic Interpretive Error In Beast Pathology.
6Th World Congress On Breast Pathology And Cancer Diagnosis, July 2018

QualityStar-Cap Quality Management In Antomic Pathology,
Cap Pub125 Ebooks 2017

QualityStar – Strategies to Enhance Quality Assurance in Anatomic Pathology
Webinar by Mark Priebe MT (ASCP) SBB: February 20, 2014

Can Digital Pathology Result in Cost Savings?
J Pathol Inform Research Article: August 28, 2014

QualityStar – Demonstrating Quality in Anatomic Pathology: Where Is It Headed?

Webinar by Jared N. Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D., F.C.A.P
Recorded June 4, 2015

Why Current Breast Pathology Practices Must Be Evaluated
Susan G. Komen for the Cure White Paper: June 2006

In The News

Outpatient Diagnostic Errors Affect 1 in 20 U.S. Adults
AHRQ Study – April 2014