Review
. 2017 Aug; 70(12):1010-1018.
doi: 10.1136/jclinpath-2017-204644.

Future-proofing pathology: the case for clinical adoption of digital pathology

Bethany Jill Williams 1 David Bottoms 2 Darren Treanor 3 
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  • PMID: 28780514
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Abstract

This document clarifies the strategic context of digital pathology adoption, defines the different use cases a healthcare provider may wish to consider as part of a digital adoption and summarises existing reasons for digital adoption and its potential benefits. The reader is provided with references to the relevant literature, and illustrative case studies. The authors hope this report will be of interest to healthcare providers, pathology managers, departmental heads, pathologists and biomedical scientists that are considering digital pathology, deployments or preparing business cases for digital pathology adoption in clinical settings. The information contained in this document can be shared and used in any documentation the reader wishes to present for their own institutional case for adoption report or business case.

Keywords: digital pathology; histopathology; telepathology.

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