Saturday, March 28, 2015

27 March 2015: USCAP follow up

Thanks to all who stopped by our booth at USCAP.  We posted many photos on our FaceBook page.  We also signed up many new authors, and likely members of our Editorial Board. 

Our website continues to be a free, no registration website focused on the needs of the pathology community.  But we have started an optional Membership feature to support the expensive changes we are undertaking, including expanded IT capabilities (new Home Page, new Chapter and topic templates, better Search, improved Mobile use), expanded Editorial Board and more frequent topic updates.  Thanks to the following new members:

New Memberships:

Leadership
Pathology Associates of Norwood, Massachusetts (27Mar15)


Monday, March 23, 2015

23 March 2015: Searching PathologyOutlines.com

We are at USCAP, Booth #825, and look forward to meeting you.

We were told of a "nontraditional" way to search our website.  The traditional method is to use the search box in the Upper Right corner of our Home Page.  But you can also use Google, and type the search term, followed by PathologyOutlines.  

Once you are on a Page, you can use the search feature of your browser (often Control F) to search for text on a page.  In the future, we will have a "topic search" - we will let you know when this is available.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Promotions Email Information is Posted Online!

In case you missed the latest Promotions Email we sent this past Monday (3/16/15), we have posted all of the information on-line.  Promotions Emails provides the pathology community with valuable information- and sometimes special pricing- from some of our corporate advertisers. They're sent out 2x a year- once in the spring and once in the fall. Check out the latest one now: http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/promo.html.

20 March 2015: Links to related Jobs, Conferences, Fellowships and Cases

We have now finished adding, to the top of each Chapter page, links to Jobs, Conferences, Fellowships and Cases related to the subject of the Chapter.  Find this in the Authorship section of each Chapter, near the top left.  We also list related Books at the bottom of each Chapter.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

18 March 2015: Why I use Amazon.com

As you may know, PathologyOutlines.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.  This means we earn a "commission" of 5% or more on items purchased from Amazon, if the visitor accesses Amazon by going through a link from PathologyOutlines.com (the commission is paid from Amazon's profits - not by the purchaser).

As the owner of PathologyOutlines.com, my purchases are not eligible for the commissions, but I use Amazon regularly anyway, for many reasons.  I prefer shopping on line, rather than going to stores.  I can purchase 24/7, at any time, regardless of how I am dressed, and don't have to drive to stores or see if they are open.  I like reading the comments, which often are very helpful.  I also like being able to determine where products are made, and comparing them to similar products.  This information is often listed on the Amazon page, and if not, I can Google the company to try to find out. 

For shipping, I decided to be a member of Amazon Prime, so almost all items are shipped for free, and typically are received within 2 business days.  The cost is $99 for one year, which also gets me free music / video downloads (which I haven't used yet).

My experience with Amazon's customer service is very good.  Once I ordered light bulbs (not a good idea), and as most people would predict, they came broken (the packaging was not very good for light bulbs).  I returned them and immediately got a refund.

Let me know what your experiences have been with Amazon.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

17 March 2015: Changes to University of Iowa website

This website has changed its access to virtual slides.  To view them, you must now download the viewer, see http://www.mbfbioscience.com/iowavirtualslidebox.  However, our policy is that we only link to images that can be seen directly by any visitor, without downloading any apps or viewers.

17 March 2015: Management of Pathology Practices Article

Check out our most recently posted article on Business Strategy for Pathology Practices and Independent Laboratories, by Mick Raich, President, Vachette Pathology.
 
Recently, I was asked to speak at the G2 PathForward Symposium about business strategies for pathology practices and independent laboratories, including issues such as mergers and acquisitions, the ACO movement, revenue, and managed care changes. My goal was to look at strategies over the next one to five years and offer some action steps that conference attendees could use to prepare for the future. To see rest of article, click here.
 

For more articles on Management of Pathology Practices, visit our Management page.