type are regulated for proficiency testing by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Every pathologist, no matter their background or career track, will take a leadership role in the laboratory, whether as section head, project leader, or laboratory medical director. The pathologist’s role involves guiding a complex interface between technology, staff, workflow processes, and data management. The Informatics Essentials for Pathologists program prepares pathologists to keep current on technology challenges faced by pathologists in their practice. With a focus on practical application of informatics principles to real-life scenarios, this case-based program offers content authored by pathologists, for pathologists. It helps pathologists apply their learnings to their decisions to implement meaningful changes for present and future problems. Issues in practice addressed include topics such as cybersecurity, software implementations and upgrades, laboratory test ordering issues, regulatory compliance, and analysis of patient population data through laboratory testing. Participants may earn CME credits for each case completed.