Informatics Research Seminar: Emerging Interoperability Initiatives in Diagnostic Pathology
October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Speaker: Rajesh Dash, MD
Presented from Duke
Broadcast Link: Seminar
At Duke, all seminars live or broadcast will be held in Hock Auditorium from 4-5 pm.
Molecular Pathology and Digital Pathology represent two related disciplines of diagnostic medicine that are rapidly evolving due to advancement of technology. Data, infrastructure, and communication standards along with emerging interoperability initiatives serve to help accelerate creation of robust, scalable solutions for advancing patient care within healthcare organizations. This seminar will examine recently proposed models for information management covering both molecular data and tissue based imaging.
Dr. Dash is a board-certified pathologist with fellowship training in Cytopathology and Informatics. He currently serves as the Beaker physician champion and Director for Laboratory Informatics Strategy, reporting to the office of the Chief Health Information Officer for Duke Health. He has an undergraduate degree in computer science and specializes in medical informatics, fine needle aspiration cytology and surgical pathology of breast cancer. Dr. Dash is involved in the research and development of medical terminologies and associated software tools for medical data mining and analysis. He is the principal author of Duke’s primary biorepository informatics platform managing samples and associated clinical data, called MAW3®, which has been in development since 1998, has served in a production environment since 2000. Dr. Dash is active on a number of national and international committees, including serving as a Co-Chair of the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PaLM) Domain, and serving the College of American Pathologists on their Informatics Committee, Information Technology Leadership Committee, CAP Foundation Board, and the Board of Governors.