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Report highlights pathology innovation


17 February 2014

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A report for commissioners and providers of pathology services has been released to highlight innovation in the sector. 
NHS England's Digital First report highlights innovation in the use of digital systems and processes for pathology. 
According to NHS England, around 95% of clinical pathways rely on patients having access to efficient, timely and cost effective pathology services.

A report for commissioners and providers of pathology services has been released to highlight innovation in the sector. 
NHS England's Digital First report highlights innovation in the use of digital systems and processes for pathology. 
According to NHS England, around 95% of clinical pathways rely on patients having access to efficient, timely and cost effective pathology services.
The report features systems and processes which have impacted the quality of for patients such as early diagnosis to prevent premature mortality, the care and management  of long term conditions and making results visible and easy to interpret for patients.
In the preface to the report, NHS England's national clinical director of pathology, Professor Jo Martin wrote: "Pathology is leading the way in the use of digital technology, with the automated disciplines at the leading edge.
"The need for transformation in models of delivery, focussing on producing great value care with the best outcomes for patients, has never been greater. Early diagnosis to prevent premature mortality, care of long term conditions, and acute care are all areas in which pathology has an enormous role to play, not only in supporting clinical teams, helping design pathways, and making results visible and interpretable for patients, but also in innovation to make the pathways faster and better." 
The full report is available to view on the NHS England website
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