Châtillon, France – 7 November 2018
During the annual congress of the French Society of Pathology which is held held from 5th to 8th November 2018 in Paris, AP-HP, Greater Paris University Hospitals and TRIBVN Healthcare are pleased to announce a 5-year strategic partnership to develop and operate a National Telepathology Platform.
The signature of this agreement on November 6 is a continuation of the deployment of telemedicine initiated at the AP-HP.
This agreement allows the creation of a national network of second opinions in telepathology in France, open to all pathologists, whether in hospitals or private practice, in metropolitan France or in the French Overseas Territories.
It combines the scientific and medical expertise of AP-HP with TRIBVN Healthcare’s expertise in the development of medical imaging devices for laboratories. The skills of both partners are essential for the development of such a network and its commercial exploitation at the national level.
This network, which is fundamental in the organization of diagnosis and care, will allow pathologists to access a network of qualified correspondents to obtain specialized advices quickly and without geographical constraints.
The service aims to be available to pathologists in the second half of 2019 and reflects the growing adoption of digital pathology as a high-value tool for pathology services.
What is telepathology?
Glass slides traditionally read through the microscope become virtual slides. Once digitized, using a slide scanner, they are transmitted electronically and securely to the pathologist. He can then carry out his diagnosis on his computer using an image of excellent definition, with zoom capabilities comparable to those of the microscope and at a distance from the patient’s place of care. Patients thus have additional access to specialists in their pathologies.
To know more about telemedicine at the AP-HP: read the press release AP-HP deploys its telemedicine activities – 13 September 2018