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    Appropriate Test Utilization Takes Center Stage at ASCP 2013

    April 16, 2013
    Too often convenience overrides common sense in health care. Clinicians may order a laboratory test instead of performing a complete patient history and a physical examination. However, many times it is preferable for clinicians to actually gather the “non-test information up front,” says Lee Hilborne, MD, MPH, FASCP, DLM(ASCP)CM, who will moderate a general session at the ASCP 2013 Annual Meeting, Sept. 18–20, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Read more
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    Are Smart Phones Smart Enough for Patient Care?

    April 15, 2013
    Traveling in China, Mark Tuthill, MD, FASCP, checks his iPhone and discovers a digital pathology slide of one of his patients from the United States. The hypothetical scenario illustrates the unprecedented level of access to healthcare data that is now available in today’s digital era, according to Dr. Tuthill, Director of Pathology Informatics at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. Read more
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    Siemens–ASCP Celebrate 10 Years of Helping Students Reach Their Destinies

    April 15, 2013
    Medical laboratory science student Amy Faliano was on the frontlines of the Aurora, Colo., mass shooting tragedy last year. A part-time blood bank worker, she was called at 1 a.m. on July 20, 2012, by the University of Colorado Hospital to thaw plasma and send out multiple coolers of blood to give transfusions to shooting victims. Ms. Faliano is one of 100 U.S. laboratory professional students this year who received a 2012–2013 scholarship through the Siemens–ASCP Scholarship Program. Read more
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    Global Pathologist Pioneer Reaps International Acclaim

    April 11, 2013
    As a medical resident in Los Angeles during the early 1980s, Ann Marie Nelson, MD, FASCP, heard acclaimed infectious disease pathologist Daniel H. Connor, MD, describe his groundbreaking work in tropical pathology in Uganda from 1960 to 1963. “I said, ‘That’s what I want to do!’ ” recalls Dr. Nelson, Senior Staff Pathologist of Infectious Disease at the Joint Pathology Center, Bethesda, Md. Read more