A Turning Point for Digital Pathology
Will the COVID-19 pandemic turn the tide for the widespread adoption of digital pathology?
Keith Kaplan, David Wilbur | | Opinion
To date, the adoption of digital pathology and telepathology – one of its main use cases – has been limited. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has emphasized the need for pathologists to conduct their work remotely due to social distancing and stay-at-home restrictions. Digital evaluation of slides has already been proven safe and effective, but the expense, altered workflows, and ergonomic changes required for implementation have not previously justified its clinical use. The current situation may have changed the calculus.
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