Telepathology has streamlined so many areas of healthcare, and it can do the same for your organ procurement organization. Click here to learn how.
There is nothing simple about the process of organ procurement. Yet advances in technology have made it possible for pathologists to have greater access to potential donor organs that can save thousands of lives.
Digital pathology is the future. And yet today it is being used by pathologists all over the world. Let’s take a look some of the reasons why your organization should start taking advantage of the benefits of telepathology.
The Benefits of Telepathology for Your Organ Procurement Organization
Telepathology has streamlined so many areas of healthcare, and it can do the same for your organ procurement organization. Keep reading to learn how.
Traditional Organ Donation Procedures
The primary factor in successful organ transplants is the time it takes to get the donor organ to the recipient patient. There are many delays caused by traditional methods. Thus it becomes much more likely that the recipient will die before the organ arrives.
The process is time-sensitive. From the time the organ is harvested from the deceased individual, there is not a second to waste. The clock is always ticking and every minute counts. Yet the traditional process can be time-consuming, and therefor there is no guarantee that the organ will make it to the recipient in time.
Using Telepathology for Organ Transplants
This technology enables a pathologist to perform the needed analysis from anywhere in the world. Unlike surgery, there’s no need for the pathologist to be in the same room at the same hospital. Instead, the pathologist is able to make the call on the organ from a remote location and send the results back within minutes or hours.
This is an obvious advantage. Not only does it speed up the process, it also offers the opportunity for important collaborative medical decisions. And no longer is the analysis of a physical slide limited to one individual at a time.
How it is Impacting the Process
The ability for more than one expert to view an organ sample improves accuracy. It also reduces the chances of endangering the organ or the recipient.
This technology enables pathologists to study the virtual slides using robotically-operated microscopes to notice details that otherwise might have been overlooked with traditional methods. It also has the advantage of artificial intelligent to aid in the analysis of organs and other important medical data.
Taking Advantage of Technology
There’s no denying that technology is improving every facet of medicine. Telepathology has the potential to save thousands of lives every single year. And as digital pathology continues to advance, the crucial window of time between the harvesting of the donor organ to its transplant in the recipient will become shorter and shorter.
Just a few decades ago these advances would have sounded like science fiction. Yet today they are a reality that already save lives on a daily basis. Given these facts, it’s easy to see how this technology would benefit your organ procurement organization.
Click here to see how modern technology is overcoming problems with organ donation.