Healthcare’s Accelerating Transformation as Both Threat and Potential for Anatomic Pathologists: Useful Steps to Help Labs with Eroding Practice Finances and Unwelcome Payer Trends, Plus New Clinical Opportunities

AUSTIN, Texas--()--As new technology is incorporated into the practice of pathology, consolidations increase, and reimbursement models evolve, and as consumerism takes on a more important role in healthcare—the field of pathology continues to transform.

How these myriad changes affect pathology practices, and what pathologists can better do to prepare themselves is the topic of an all-new webinar being presented by Pathology Webinars, Wednesday, April 4 at 2 PM EDT. When participants register to attend “Why Healthcare’s Accelerating Transformation is Both Threat and Potential for Anatomic Pathologists: A Candid Look at Eroding Group Practice Finances, Unwelcome Payer Trends, Clinical Opportunities, and the Promise of Genetic Medicine,” they can listen and learn from four of the most highly regarded experts in the field of pathology who will provide a comprehensive understanding of the trends, their consequences for both private practice pathology groups and pathology labs, and clear, concise steps that can be taken to protect, and even increase, pathologist income. The esteemed faculty:

Bruce A. Friedman, MD, Emeritus Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Michigan Medical School

Friedman was a founder of a yearly clinical lab software conference called AIMCL, offered for 21 years in Ann Arbor under the auspices of the University of Michigan. He is credited with having named the field of pathology informatics in an article published in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology in 1990. He was a founding member of the Association for Pathology Informatics (API). Friedman has served as a consultant and advisor to in-vitro diagnostic and lab software companies as well as hospitals and academic institutions. He served as the co-director of the Pathology Informatics Summit 2010-2012 conferences.

Robert McGonnagle, Senior Director and Publisher, College of American Pathologists

McGonnagle has been involved with the Publications Division of the College of American Pathologists publications since 1982, beginning as a freelance contractor. He is now Senior Director and Publisher of the College’s CAP Today and Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Al Sirmon, Co-Founder, Pathology Practice Advisors, LLC

Sirmon started Pathology Practice Advisors in 2016 with Chappy Manning. PPA provides both ongoing and one-time project support to pathology practices nationwide. Sirmon was also a co-founder of Pathology Service Associates (PSA), a management services organization and billing company for pathology practices that he grew from 10 employees and five pathology practices in 1994 to more than 500 employees and 100 pathology practices nationwide when it was acquired in 2012.

Keith J. Kaplan, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Corista, Concord, MA

Since 2007, Dr. Kaplan has been publisher of The Digital Pathology Blog at, the industry’s leading pathology blog. He completed residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. While at Walter Reed, Kaplan was named Resident of the Year, and in conjunction with the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, he founded and directed the Army Telepathology Program. This program connected 25 hospitals internationally for consultation via telepathology. Dr. Kaplan was also with Mayo Clinic as an Associate Professor of Pathology of Mayo Medical School. Since then he has served as CMO for Corista and is an active member of the CAP and executive board member of the American Pathology Foundation.

This engaging webinar will have dialogue centered on four primary areas: Consolidation, Shift in Reimbursement Models, Consumerism in Pathology, and Artificial Intelligence/Digital Pathology/Genomics. For more information and to view details including pricing, click here.


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Healthcare’s accelerating transformation as threat and potential for anatomic pathologists: Useful steps to help labs with eroding practice finances.


for Pathology Webinars
Richard Faherty, 512-264-7103