Dr. Eli Piatigorsky of Premier Dermatology shares how the pathology module in EMA is easy to use and provides direct access to the patient’s chart within the EHR system. To learn more, visit https://www.modmed.com/pathology/.
Here is a transcription of the video:
My name is Eli Piatigorsky, I’m a dermatopathologist and a director of centralized dermatopathology lab for Premiere Dermatology in Sarasota, Florida. My group has been using Modernizing Medicine for a number of years. They were among the early adopters of pathology module. It’s a very functional product, easy to use, easy to learn. Our experience has been more than satisfactory. Premiere Dermatology was using an outside laboratory for their dermatopathology services, prior to EMA coming out with pathology module. They really did not have anything directly related to pathology specimens in the group, so they were performing biopsies, but the results were coming from elsewhere.
After EMA came up with a pathology module, it became very practical for them to integrate, dermatopathology into their practice. The process is fairly straightforward. The good thing about the pathology module, is that it’s very easy to learn, very easy to use. The major difference that I see, between this product and other pathology software, is that we require essentially no supporting personnel. It is very, very easy to do. Everything is fairly rapid and easy to perform. The slides are being read, diagnosis rendered, the diagnosis is entered in the pathology software and the results appear in the patient’s chart. After the moment we receive the slides from the outside laboratory, our average turnaround time are less than an hour.
One really significant advantage, I see in the pathology module being a part of the electronic medical record is very easy and direct access to the patient’s chart. When dermatopathologist or pathologist reviews the slides, any type of clinical information is literally a click away. So if the patient needs to review the their past medical history, medication history, or see the morphology of the lesion, the clinical photo taken by a dermatologist, that’s very very easy to access. And in many circumstances, it’s crucial in providing accurate and specific diagnosis. That gave me this remarkable opportunity to issue diagnosis with specificity in essentially all of the cases. So that kind of collapses all those intermediate steps that could be frequently error prone and obviously they are rather labor intensive. So that has been a tremendous improvement in my opinion.