USC Department of Pathology selects PathCentral’s web-based anatomic pathology laboratory information system

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PathCentral, Inc. (www.pathcentral.net), the first and only company focused exclusively on the success of the community pathologist, announced today it has entered into an agreement to provide its web-based anatomic pathology laboratory information system (APLIS) to the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

USC’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is one of the largest and most prestigious in the country, with several nationally and internationally renowned physicians on its staff, including several who have been named to the list of “America’s Top Doctors.”

“PathCentral’s web-based APLIS represents a fully integrated end-to-end workflow solution for our pathology laboratory,” said Michael Selsted, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. “The system’s connectivity features enable us to interface electronically with our clients’ EMR systems, key instrumentation within our laboratory, and, ultimately, with other facilities using digital imaging technology to access USC’s professional consultation services.”

As with most healthcare providers today, pathologists are under continuous pressure to become more productive while improving the quality of patient care, and IT automation is seen by many in the field as a key to achieving these goals.

“PathCentral is honored that our web-based APLIS has been chosen by such a prestigious institution as its core laboratory workflow solution,” said Matt Watson, PathCentral’s CEO. “The Keck School’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is world renowned for its medical and scientific expertise and quality of patient care, and we’re excited to be able to assist them in optimizing their laboratory testing processes.”

About the USC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine
With 92 full-time primary faculty, 30 dual-appointment faculty, 75 voluntary faculty and 41 residents and fellows in training, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Keck School is one of the largest pathology departments in the United States. The faculty of the Department provide diagnostic laboratory services for the LAC+USC Medical Center, the Keck Medical Center of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, and the Doheny Eye Institute.

About PathCentral

Irvine, Calif.-based PathCentral, Inc. provides a range of technology-based solutions and services specifically focused on meeting the needs of community pathologists. PathCentral’s solutions assist pathologists in building their practices while improving efficiencies and increasing revenue. At the core of PathCentral’s services is a proprietary web-based Anatomic Pathology Laboratory Information System (APLIS), an integrated CLIA-certified esoteric diagnostics laboratory, a full-service outreach assistance program, and a range of complementary ancillary services. Please visit www.pathcentral.net for more information.