Session ID: 

Preparing Your HIT Infrastructure for Digital Pathology and Beyond

9:00pm - 10:00pm Tuesday, March 6
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Lando 4301


The approval of digital pathology for primary diagnosis, combined with a reduced cost of whole genome sequencing, stands to change our thinking of the size and context of patient records. Few enterprise networks, storage, and computational environments are prepared for the increased demands of data elements 30-60x larger than digitized radiology images. This session examines the problem, as well as network solutions to enable digital transformation here and beyond. This session will also incorporate real world experience from a major university taking on this challenge.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss the requirements to ensure high-res images can be retrieved, shared and analyzed to support clinical workflow and organizational productivity
  • Define the impact Pathology Digitization and broader whole genome sequencing can have on existing network infrastructure
  • Discover network options that can support increasing demands including access, analysis, storage (both short and long term), disaster recovery, security and regulatory requirements
  • Develop insights into resulting benefits for efficiency and collaborative patient care from pathology digitization and broader whole genome sequencing
  • Illustrate how infrastructure needs may change with needing quicker access to annotated Whole Slide Images and genomes for later AI and analytics analysis


Asst. Prof., Director of Informatics,
University of Kentucky
Systems Operations Director,
President & CEO,
Windstream Holdings, Inc.


Clinical Engineering Professional
Clinical Informaticists