The Division of Pathology informatics is a new division for the department, created to address the rapidly expanding repertoire of settings where information technology has become an essential component of the practice of pathology. The division is divided into two units: Clinical Operations (also known as Pathology Data Systems) and Research Informatics. These two units work together seamlessly to provide state-of-the-art informatics support for our clinical and research faculty, students and staff.
Pathology Data Systems (PDS)
With a staff of nearly thirty, the PDS group is a technically comprehensive information technology division with full in-house development and implementation capability. Having more that 25 years of operational experience with developing and extending Laboratory Information Systems, the group has been an integral participant in the evolution of laboratory information technology deployment within clinical pathology, and continues to exert this experience in the next-generation systems currently under development.
Research Informatics Division
This division is focused upon the use of information technology to assist in the discovery of new markers of disease and in the identification of prognostic tools to assist with better diagnosis of disease and prediction of therapeutic response and final outcome. Tools produced in this division, such as Oncomine, have already distinguished themselves as of merit to the general oncology community. The division is currently in a major phase of expansion, with the anticipated addition of a comprehensive Mass Spectroscopy computational core facility coming on line by mid-September of 2006.
1ST WORLD CONGRESS ON PATHOLOGY INFORMATICS, 16 AND 17 AUGUST 2007, BRISBANE CONVENTION CENTRA, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA.
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