Creating Collaborative Quality: Implementing Digital Pathology and Improving Histotechnology Process


Presented by:
William DeSalvo, BS
Liz Chlipala, BS, HTL(ASCP)QIHC


The workshop will address the issues and barriers that can destroy the implementation of the digital pathology solution into todays Histology laboratory. Currently, there are major forces; culture, process and standards, that are in conflict and are working to slow or stop the vital change solution required to move Anatomic Pathology from THE WAY IT IS to THE WAY IT NEEDS TO BE. We must address the fundamental changes needed to the Histotechnology process that will support a stable structure, where each step and task are dependent on each other and share the burden of quality control and assurance. There will be discussion of the importance of standardization and quality process improvement in Histotechnology and its significance to the success of implementing a digital pathology solution; utilizing the positive aspects of digital pathology technology; developing the Histotechnology improvement process, on a day to day basis, to improve overall efficiency and quality documentation and how collaborative quality will combine digital pathology technology and process improvement techniques to aid in the development of a continuous quality assurance program for routine, special and IHC stains.

 

Steps in Creating Collaborative Quality:

  1. Reduction of Variables
  2. Data, Metrics and Measurement
  3. Process Analysis
  4. Process Structure
  5. Interoperability

 

Objectives:
At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Gain an understanding of the importance of standardization and process improvement in the pre-analytical steps
  2. Learn to apply appropriate quality and process improvement techniques
  3. Understand the value of quality improvement to the implementation process




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October 18-20
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ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Hyatt Regency Orlando
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