The Mayo Clinic announced on Thursday that it will begin implementing imaging IT giant Sectra’s digital pathology solution across its entire enterprise.
Sweden-based Sectra’s digital slide review and image storage and management system is already operational within Mayo’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. After it’s tested and properly configured during the initial rollout phase, the pathology structure will be “gradually” introduced to Mayo Clinic departments across Minnesota, Florida and Arizona, the health system said in a June 25 announcement.
“This system implementation will elevate our pathology practice by enabling digital collaboration among pathologists throughout the Mayo Clinic system and, ultimately, Mayo Clinic Laboratories clients around the world,” William Morice, II, MD, PhD, president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, said in a statement. “In the near future, our pathologists will be able to virtually collaborate with colleagues anywhere to provide answers to the most complex pathology cases in order to help our partners deliver the best patient care.”
Last year alone, Mayo’s Division of Anatomic Pathology completed approximately 200,000 pathology consults for the entire practice and another 1,000 health institutions around the globe.
“We look forward to working with Mayo Clinic as we understand the critical need of delivering a solution that will allow pathologists to easily review cases, collaborate, and make primary diagnoses, regardless of their geographic location, all in the best interests of patient care,” said Mikael Anden, president of Sectra.
Sectra received FDA approval for its digital pathology solution in March. It recently won a contract to install its radiology and breast imaging modules at facilities operated by Mayfair Diagnostics, the largest teleradiology provider in Western Canada, serving upwards of 700,00 patients annually.