Digital pathology consortium ready for open source business

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The Open Source Digital Pathology Consortium (OpenDP), which announced its formation earlier this month at the Pathology Informatics 2011 meeting in Pittsburgh, plans to engage academic medical centers, research institutions and digital pathology manufacturers to create an open source community to contribute and build open source tools for digital pathology.

OpenDP will represent its community's interests as it relates to digital pathology standards, the Henderson, Nev.-based organization stated.

The founding members include:

  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh;
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston;
  • University of Michigan Health System, Division of Pathology Informatics, Ann Arbor;
  • Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California at Children's Hospital Los Angeles;
  • Emory University, Center for Comprehensive Informatics, Atlanta;
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore;
  • University of South Florida, Tampa;
  • University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City;
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Pathology Imaging and Communication Technology Center, Boston;
  • Yale University School of Medicine, Pathology Informatics, New Haven, Conn.;
  • The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio;
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ, Center for Biomedical Imaging & Informatics, Piscataway, N.J.; and
  • Queens University, Charlotte, N.C.