Journal Article
. 2016 May; 7:18.
doi: 10.4103/2153-3539.180014.

An industry perspective: An update on the adoption of whole slide imaging

Michael C Montalto 1 
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  • PMID: 27141323
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Abstract

This manuscript is an adaptation of the closing keynote presentation of the Digital Pathology Association Pathology Visions Conference 2015 in Boston, MA, USA. In this presentation, analogies are drawn between the adoption of whole slide imaging (WSI) and other mainstream digital technologies, including digital music and books. In doing so, it is revealed that the adoption of seemingly similar digital technologies does not follow the same adoption profiles and that understanding the unique aspects of value for each customer segment is critical. Finally, a call to action is given to academia and industry to study the value that WSI brings to the global healthcare community.

Keywords: Adoption; digital pathology; industry; surgical pathology; whole slide imaging.

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