: Nowadays pathology laboratories are worldwide facing a digital revolution, with an increasing number of institutions adopting digital pathology (DP) and whole slide imaging solutions. Despite indeed providing novel and helpful advantages, embracing a whole DP workflow is still challenging, especially for wide healthcare networks. The Azienda Zero of the Veneto Italian region has begun a process of a fully digital transformation of an integrated network of 12 hospitals producing nearly 3 million slides per year. In the present article, we describe the planning stages and the operative phases needed to support such a disruptive transition, along with the initial preliminary results emerging from the project. The ultimate goal of the DP program in the Veneto Italian region is to improve patients' clinical care through a safe and standardized process, encompassing a total digital management of pathology samples, easy file sharing with experienced colleagues, and automatic support by artificial intelligence tools.

Digital pathology structure and deployment in Veneto: a proof-of-concept study

Eccher, Albino;Marletta, Stefano
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Rossi, Mattia;Gambaro, Giovanni;Scarpa, Aldo;
2024-01-01

Abstract

: Nowadays pathology laboratories are worldwide facing a digital revolution, with an increasing number of institutions adopting digital pathology (DP) and whole slide imaging solutions. Despite indeed providing novel and helpful advantages, embracing a whole DP workflow is still challenging, especially for wide healthcare networks. The Azienda Zero of the Veneto Italian region has begun a process of a fully digital transformation of an integrated network of 12 hospitals producing nearly 3 million slides per year. In the present article, we describe the planning stages and the operative phases needed to support such a disruptive transition, along with the initial preliminary results emerging from the project. The ultimate goal of the DP program in the Veneto Italian region is to improve patients' clinical care through a safe and standardized process, encompassing a total digital management of pathology samples, easy file sharing with experienced colleagues, and automatic support by artificial intelligence tools.
2024
Ealthcare networks; Hole slide imaging; Igital pathology; Rtificial intelligence; Tandardization; Utomatization
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