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This collaboration addresses common challenges in external consultations, like time constraints, glass slide damage risks, and high costs.
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New Digital Pathology Network to Empower Experts, Labs, and Patients

Pathologists can share images and consult a network of experts to deliver timely, cost-effective patient care

Paige AI
Published:Nov 27, 2023
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NEW YORK, NY — At the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) 109th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Paige AI announced its collaboration with Nuance Communications, Inc., a Microsoft company, to create the largest digital consultation network in pathology. This secure, best-in-class platform will foster collaboration among pathologists in the US, making consultations faster and more efficient. 

The platform leverages the scale and capabilities of Nuance’s PowerShare image-sharing network, together with Paige’s expertise in digital pathology and their leading FDA-approved viewer to connect over 14,000 sites for seamless medical image-sharing. Laboratories with any type of digital capability can gain frictionless access to top-tier hospitals and healthcare systems for expert consultations, enhancing the diagnostic process.

This collaboration addresses common challenges in external consultations, like time constraints, glass slide damage risks, and high costs. It connects pathologists with peers and world-class experts, stimulates growth in reference centers’ consultation services, and streamlines healthcare operations, ultimately reducing time to diagnosis and costs whenever pathology cases are shared between institutions.

“Our collaboration with Nuance heralds a new dawn in pathology where pathology consultation becomes easier and cheaper and where patients can get access to the right experts at the right time. Together, Paige and Nuance seek to break down traditional barriers to cancer diagnosis and accelerate the wider adoption of digital pathology,” said Andy Moye, PhD, CEO of Paige AI.

“This digital pathology solution is an excellent and important addition to the growing portfolio of collaborative radiology, medical device, and other solutions that harness the PowerShare network’s ubiquity, reliability, and security to support the earlier detection and treatment of disease and empower physicians to deliver high-quality care,” said Peter Durlach, BS, corporate vice president and chief strategy officer, Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft. 

“In the end, it’s the patients who stand to benefit the most,” concluded Moye. “The accessibility and swiftness of the digital consultation system mean that every patient, irrespective of their location, can benefit from expert opinions, ensuring optimal quality care and faster diagnoses.”

- This press release is supported by Paige AI