Telepathology

Quorum Technologies Inc. has been supporting digital pathology initiatives across Canada since 2005 and as such have pioneered this technology in the country: No other company has this depth of experience in the Canadian market. We are committed to providing leading edge products and services that are both effective and expandable over time. Quorum installed over 55 slide scanners during the five years we were the exclusive Canadian distributor for Aperio Technologies Inc. and has installed many more since this time. Most of these systems have been installed in the Clinical environment. The Apollo EPMM/PathPACS solution that we provide today can work with every slide scanner we have installed since 2005 even though that involves 3 different manufacturers. This is an example of our commitment to providing flexible solutions that have a long life cycle and can continue to bring value to an organization for many years.

Apollo EPMM provides specialty specific workflow for the easy acquisition and access of patient clinical media and data collected by healthcare providers while protecting patient privacy. It is a comprehensive solution with a foundation designed specifically to support pathology and laboratory departments. Additionally, the Apollo EPMM solution has the capability and flexibility to support the imaging and patient clinical media management needs of other non-Radiology specialties including Pathology, Plastic Surgery, Gastroenterology, OB-GYN, Dermatology, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and Ophthalmology. Apollo has an extensive list of supported medical device multimedia modalities, is designed to smoothly add additional ones, and is currently deployed in 45 specialties.

 
   

Apollo EPMM captures, manages and displays patient media, images and data while providing the comprehensive workflow, security, access, and functionality required in a clinical setting across the healthcare enterprise. Other clinical benefits include:

Integration with whole slide scanning devices

Enhanced workflow efficiencies associated with capturing and accessing images

Centralized pathology/laboratory image repository

Facilitated access to sub-specialty pathologists

Multi-level security to eliminate unauthorized image access

Support for live telepathology consultations such as oncology centres, Fine Needle Aspirations (FNAs), and frozen sections both within and outside the network

Medical rounds and tumour board review capabilities

Inclusion of images in reports

Improved decision support due to each member of the medical team seeing the whole patient

Enhanced access to whole slide images for use in research and education

Easily adaptable digital image management workflow with interfaces to third party pathology information systems and other installed applications for image result display

Opportunities to provide remote pathology support to other medical specialties