Implementing Telepathology: Perceived Barriers and Common Questions

With increasing acceptance of digital pathology as a healthcare concept, many organizations are also growing interested in implementing telepathology into their workflows. Telepathology is a subset of digital pathology that the American Telemedicine Association defines as "electronic, multimedia communication between pathologists for the purpose of primary diagnoses and diagnostic consultation second opinion."  With so many different offerings, where should a lab start their search [...]

July 10th, 2019|

The Benefits of Digital Pathology

One question that anyone who works in the digital pathology space inevitably encounters is: "What are the actual benefits of digital pathology?" While pathologists and labs have grown increasingly comfortable with the concept of telemedicine and digitizing slide information in the last decade, some skeptics still remain. Meanwhile, for those outside the field, both the idea and the value proposition might be entirely new. [...]

June 11th, 2019|

The Global Pathology Care Gap (And How Telemedicine Can Help)

130,000 to 1. That's the estimated population to pathologist ratio in China, making for a pathology care gap of approximately 60,000 to 120,000 more practitioners needed to meet the patient load.In the United States, the ratio is currently estimated to be about 17,500 to 1.And in some of the most under-resourced countries in sub-Saharan Africa? That ratio rises to a million (yes, million) people per [...]

May 22nd, 2019|

From Moonshot to Mainstream: The History of Digital Pathology Adoption

While the term digital pathology has been around for nearly two decades, we are only just starting to see widespread acceptance of this healthcare technology concept. For long-time advocates who've been mapping the Gartner hype cycle for digital pathology, it may feel as though the idea never even experienced a peak "inflated expectations" phase before falling into the "trough of disillusionment." For years, the [...]

May 2nd, 2019|

Unlocking Ingenuity: Reflections on the Digital Pathology Revolution after USCAP 2019

The Motic Digital Pathology team had an incredible time at this year's USCAP annual meeting in National Harbor, Maryland! Our Director of Digital Pathology, Nicholas Chan, has the following reflections to share from our time at the conference: USCAP 2019 for Motic began with the Chinese American Pathologists Association (CAPA) meeting, which Motic has proudly been sponsoring since 2012. This year, I had the [...]

April 1st, 2019|

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Established in 1988 as a hi-tech industrial enterprise specialized in manufacturing conventional compound microscopes, Motic has grown into a global brand with presences in Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Spain and the United States.

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