Monday, January 26, 2015

CME, Apps and Board Review Questions on PathologyOutlines.com

Are you looking for information on CME, Apps or Board Review Questions?  Did you know that PathologyOutlines.com has a page dedicated to providing you with information about organizations, companies and institutions that offer CME, Apps and Board Review information?  Below is an example of what is currently offered:

Free CME (Continuing Medical Education) from ARUP, ASCCP, Johns Hopkins, and Medscape.

Free Apps for iPad or SmartPhone:
IHC Antibodies, by Leica Biosystems, PathLead, by Leica Biosystems, Boardvitals Review for Clinical Pathology, FNA Reader, by Dr. Mohiedean Ghofrani, HER2 Reader, by Dr. Mohiedean Ghofrani, Johns Hopkins Atlas of Pancreatic Pathology, iTunes store, Video, Pap Reader, by Dr. Mohiedean Ghofrani.

Information to assist with the Board Review:
BoardVitals Pathology Question Bank: Online, customizable, pathology board review question database for boards, RISE and MOC exams.
Board review questions: link
Books: link, updated monthly

If you know of any free laboratory medicine- or pathology-related CME offerings or apps that are not listed above, please let us know about them.  We will post, at no cost, all free CME and free Apps (iPad or smart phone applications) that we are made aware of and that seem to be relevant and useful. (If they are not free, there is a very small charge to post the information).

Product Questionnaires (Surveys) can help you find products and services for your lab

Did you know that we have product questionnaires (surveys) available from companies who want you to know more about the products they have for you and your labs? Currently we have surveys posted for Clinical Lab Analyzers, Computer Systems- AP/LIS, Diagnostic Testing Kits/ Reagents, Grossing Workstations and Equipment, Imaging/ Digital/ Photography and Reference Labs: http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/surveyvendor.html. We update the survey pages as new information becomes available to us and will have additional categories available soon, so check back often.

Friday, January 23, 2015

23 January 2015: Membership Option and other changes

As you know, PathologyOutlines.com is committed to being a free, no registration website to help you find pathology information fast.  We are in the middle of several upgrades that will be expensive to implement, including an expanded Editorial Board and a Smart Phone version of the website.  To pay for these improvements, we are starting an optional Membership Support program that honors and rewards these supporters.  

All members will be recognized on the website and on banners displayed at conferences we attend.  Institutional members will get a refund / dividend check of 5-15% of all advertisements paid for during the one year term of each membership, and a set amount of basic memberships.  Basic members will get a gift package(s) shipped to them, or available for pick up at one of the conferences we attend.  Members will also receive an exclusive quarterly email, and other prizes / incentives.  Let us know what incentives you would like to receive for being a member.

23 January 2015: Record traffic

Yesterday (22 January 2015), we had record traffic of 37,254 visits and 135,670 page views.  We will have to see if this is an "outlier", but in any event, thanks for your support.

Friday, January 9, 2015

9 January 2015: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all our visitors.  Last year, we had a record 6.9 million visit, a 40% increase over 2013.  There were also 21 million page views.  Thanks for your support, and please continue to give us your comments or suggestions.

Check out January's mystery case on our Home Page.

In the works for 2015 - a cleaner format for our Chapter and topic pages and an expanded Editorial Board to improve the content of the textbook.  We are also discussing a Membership option (the website will continue to be a free, no registration site, but we will provide public recognition, PathologyOutlines.com souvenirs and other "rewards" to members).

As always, let me know your comments at NatPernick@hotmail.com.

Monday, January 5, 2015

5 January 2015: Feature Page

Our Feature page for January is Billing / Consulting / Management, and highlights our advertisers AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions (AHS), Physicians Independent Management Services (PIMS) and Vachette Pathology. It also contains an original short article, "Medical Billing In Pathology: Billing and Consulting Firms", by Jaleh Mansouri, M.D.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

24 December 2014: Do we owe you any money?

Does PathologyOutlines.com owe you any money for being a reviewer or contributing a Case of the Week that was posted?  If we have not contacted you this month about payment, please let us know as soon as possible, by email to NatPernick@hotmail.com or telephone at 248/646-0325.