Monday, June 27, 2016

27 June 2016: A small primer on our internal textbook structure

It may be helpful for visitors to understand our internal textbook structure.  Each topic is associated with a particular chapter.  It will have the same advertisements as that Chapter's main page, and will appear on the Chapter's superpage (added when the entire chapter is converted to our new format).  

Topics that are relevant to additional chapters will also be listed in their Table of Contents, but will have different ads, and will not appear in their Superpages.

Friday, June 24, 2016

24 June 2016: New mailing address for advertising payments

We are moving to a check scanning service.  If you pay for your Job, Conference, Fellowship or Corporate ads by check, please send them to our address at:

30100 Telegraph Road, Suite 408
Bingham Farms, MI (USA) 48025.  

Of course, you can continue to pay online or by calling / faxing us your credit card information.  Mail sent to our prior Post Office Box will be forwarded, but delayed a few days.

24 June 2016: New Management Article, Product Questionnaires and New Product Announcement Posted


We have a new article link on our Management Page: "Billers Fee Schedule Oversight A Costly One For Southern Pathology Lab", by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology. We will have another article available in approximately two weeks.


We recently posted several new and updated Product Questionnaires in the Imaging/ Digital/ Photography section. Take a look at product and company information from OPTRONICS, Photometrics, QImaging and ViewsIQ. These questionnaires can help pathologists compare and contrast the various products and services offered by participating companies.

 

QImaging also posted a New Product Announcement.

24 June: Textbook updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

22 June 2016: New Cytopathology Competency Assessments

In the Cytopathology chapter, we have added Cytopathology Competency Assessments for Breast, CNS, Cervix, Mediastinum, Molecular, Salivary Glands and Thyroid.  The Cytopathology Competency Assessments provide a comprehensive outline of important topics which should be mastered during residency and fellowship training in cytopathology, in a number of subject areas.  While there are a number of ways in which exposure to these subject areas may be obtained, these outlines represent realistic goals for all trainees in order to ensure competency in the field.

Friday, June 17, 2016

17 June 2016: Textbook updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

Thursday, June 16, 2016

16 June 2016: Changes to Website statistics

As noted in our June 8, 2016 blog, we recently started using the CloudFlare content delivery network to improve the speed and security of PathologyOutlines.com, which has forced us to change how we track website statistics.  Previously, we used Webalyzer, provided by our website host, to track visits, but with CloudFlare, many visitors actually view the content on a "proxy server", or a copy of our website, so our website host never sees the traffic.  

We are now using Google Analytics to track statistics.  Instead of visits, they use sessions, which is somewhat comparable although the details and values differ (click here for more details).    The advantage of Google Analytics is that it will be embedded on every page, and so can be tracked.  Right now, it is embedded on our Home Page, main chapter pages, all pages referenced directly from the Home Page, as well as about 1/3 of our 7,000 topic pages.  As a result, we believe the values for Sessions and Users are correct, except when visitors enter our site through a topic page (via a search engine) or for users who have disabled Javascript, which prevents page tracking.  The page views statistic is an undercount, but will be become more accurate as we convert the remaining 2/3 of our topic pages to our new format, which automatically includes the Google Analytics script / code.  

Let us know if you have any questions.