PathPresenter Introduces Clinical Consultation Platform for Remote 2nd Opinion

APR 13, 2022

Pilot installation at The Ohio State University integrates PathPresenter’s clinical consultation platform into Epic’s Beaker Laboratory Information System (LIS), allowing The Ohio State University (OSU) pathologists to receive, view, and sign out cases – uploaded from around the world – directly in Beaker.

PathPresenter, the premier digital pathology platform for education and conferences with more than 40,000 users and 20+ institutional licenses, now presents to clinical users a best-in-class clinical enterprise platform.

PathPresenter has introduced is a custom, institution-branded, clinical enterprise platform that enables pathology consultations to be directly viewed and reported in an institution’s LIS through the company’s proprietary backend HL7 messaging engine.

It has inbuilt quality control (QC) ensuring whole slide images are of diagnostic quality and has the ability to integrate validated AI models into the scanner-agonistic viewer.

The clinical consultation platform allows a seamless and intuitive consultation workflow, as well as in-house consensus, tumor board meetings or live discussions with referring pathologists as well as bidirectional communication channels for ordering stains and recuts. It also enables routing interesting cases into folders for de-identification and use in tumor boards, conferences, research, or education. This functionality brings the control and organization of the clinical workflow back to the end user.

Our first pilot installation with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) integrates the platform into Epic’s Beaker LIS, allowing pathologists at The Ohio State University to receive, view, and sign out cases uploaded from around the world directly in Beaker.

“Our goal is to use PathPresenter’s clinical consultation platform to augment OSU’s pathology clinical consultation capabilities globally. The platform has the ability to integrate with multiple AI vendors with the overall goal of improving patient care and making pathology diagnosis more robust, timely and accurate,” said Dr. Anil Parwani, vice chair of anatomic pathology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Rajendra Singh, co-founder of PathPresenter, added “we have created a solution to allow for the integration of digital pathology into existing workflows used by pathologists without disruption.”

This platform is installed as a pilot project at The Ohio State University for potential expansion of its digital pathology consultation service. Dr. Parwani has no personal conflicts of interest to disclose.