The health care industry is undergoing one of the most massive transformations ever seen in any industry. (1) There will be an escalation of challenges facing the health care industry in the next few decades. Among these challenges are the proliferation of new technology and clinical information management systems, especially the utilization of shared electronic […]
Founded during the Civil War as the Army Medical Museum, the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) amassed the world’s largest collection of human pathologic specimens and was considered a premier consultation, education, and research facility by the end of the 20th century. Samples from the AFIP were instrumental in helping to solve public health […]
* Context.–Management of laboratories and pathology practices is increasingly complex. Residents and fellows in laboratory medicine and pathology need more structured curricula in leadership and management (L&M) training to function as medical and laboratory directors. Objective.–To define a curriculum that provides basic competency in L&M for residents and fellows in pathology.
I want to give credit where it is due and mention that during the past 3 years I have had the privilege of working with Professor Clayton Christensen at the Harvard Business School (Boston, Massachusetts), and his ideas and groundbreaking research are really the foundation of many of the concepts that I am going to […]
The Changing Role of the Pathologist In 1900, the laboratory information system for the University of Michigan was a single leather-bound ledger with handwritten diagnoses. Amazingly, a substantial number of the entries did not list the patient’s name and were identified only as specimens submitted by a particular doctor. At a time when there were […]
* Context.–The recent change in accreditation requirements for anatomic pathology and clinical pathology residency training from 5 to 4 years and the rapid advances in technologies for pathology services have sparked a renewed debate over the adequacy of pathology residency training. In particular, perceived deficiencies in training have been declared from a variety of sources, […]
The Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) Writing Committee of Treatment Guidelines for Apraxia of Speech (AOS) prepared a technical report containing evidence-based guidelines for the management of AOS. The technical report, which was based on a comprehensive review of published treatment literature, revealed numerous limitations in that literature. This report utilizes information […]