Real-Time Access to Pathologists Facilitates More Organ Transplants

CISION PR NEWSWIRE | Specialist Direct

HENDERSON, Nev., June 20, 2018/PRNewswire/ -- Today, Specialist Direct, Inc. announced a collaboration with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to provide 24/7 telepathology to Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs). Telepathology for OPOs will allow for real-time interpretation of biopsies from organ donor tissues. OPOs will have 24/7 access to Washington University's 25 board-certified pathologists and subspecialists, who will provide interpretations in less than one hour, 365 days a year.

"There are approximately 114,000 people in the U.S. on the national transplant waiting list. Our Telepathology for OPOs solution promotes more organ transplants and can ultimately save lives. We're honored to collaborate with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to deliver this service to the OPO community," said W. Scott Rombach, CEO of Specialist Direct, Inc.

Telepathology for OPOs revolutionizes the biopsy interpretation process, primarily for liver and kidney transplant cases. It utilizes a cloud-based, digital technology platform that is designed to improve timeliness and accuracy, two of the most critical factors involved in successful donor organ placement. In turn, having a consistent pathology interpretation team and a reliable, secure method to transmit data quickly, increases organ recovery rates and helps to save lives. Continue reading

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