Project title: E-health based innovations in pathology to promote early diagnosis of cancer - Exchange of experience and developing strategy plan and competence
Project owner: University of Semmelweis
Short summary of the project
E-health based innovations in pathology to promote early diagnosis of cancer - Exchange of experience and developing strategy plan and competence development programs to implement digital pathology in consultation practice and intraoperative pathology telediagnostics.
Permanent shortage of specialists in pathology and an ever increasing need for more and more detailed pathology reports of tissue samples in possibly short turnaround times calls for new techniques such as digital pathology to best organize professional competence on a nationwide level. Digital pathology networking may help remote access to specialized knowledge by means of teleconsultation and also support the efficiency of quality initiatives in the pre-analtical, analitical and interpretational activities. The newly planned competence development for histotechnicians to participate in intraoperative pathology telediagnostics may open new dimensions in rapid on-site pathodiagnostics. Both pathology networking and intraoperative pathology telediagnostics are expected to significantly enhance effectiveness of cancer patient care.