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Upcoming Events
The 2019 Pathology Informatics Summit will be held May 6-9 in Pittsburgh, PA. This year’s event, sponsored by the Association for Pathology Informatics, promises to be the best yet offering, with unique learning opportunities such as workshops, presentations, posters, lectures, panel discussions, and town hall sessions. General Data Healthcare is celebrating our 10th anniversary in laser cassette printing technology, and will...
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The Histology Society of Ohio is hosting their annual state symposium, designed for everyone in the AP lab. This event takes place April 12-13, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Beavercreek, OH (near Dayton). This year’s program will offer educational sessions to enable members to earn CEU’s for maintaining certification, and will feature guest speaker Konnie Zietner addressing Safety, as well as a keynote address on Drugs of...
Upcoming Events
The American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants (AAPA) is conducting their 8th Annual Spring Meeting April 8-10 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Scottsdale. This AAPA event offers the perfect venue to obtain the PACE credits necessary to maintain ASCP BOC certification. General Data Healthcare will be exhibiting on Monday, April 8. Stop by to learn about our latest advances in laser technology cassette printing (...
Upcoming Events
MaSH is hosting Region 1 for the 2019 Spring Symposium. This event takes place Saturday,Marh 16, 2019, and will be held at The State Room in Boston. This year's program will feature case studies and educational sessions to enable members to earn CEU's for maintaining certification. General Data Healthcare will be exhibiting, with free samples of PARAGard and explaining our new H&Easy Stain Optimization Service. Stop by...
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We Put StainerShield XT Slide Labels To The Test – See How They Withstand the Harshest Histology Processes For a histology lab to properly and reliably identify and track specimen slides, each slide must be labeled with information that positively identifies it using both text and barcodes.   Sounds easy enough, right?  But this is a histology lab, and those slides are going to be subjected to harsh chemicals, stains,...
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Why Slide Labeling Needs More Than Just A Xylene-Resistant Label There are many different types of slide labels available on the market today, and many of them promote themselves as “xylene-resistant.” But what does that mean? And what type of slide label would work best in your lab?   A typical xylene-resistant slide label has special properties that make it resistant to exposure to xylene. However, histology labs use...
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5 Reasons To Use Slide Labels Over Direct Printing On Slides The days of histology labs handwriting patient, case and block information on slides are over.  For labs that want to implement barcode technology to positively identify slides as they are created and track the slides through staining, checkout and archiving, they face a choice between two different technologies: printing directly on the slide itself, or printing...
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Whiteboard Video Explains Why LaserTrack™ Is Best For Histology Cassette Printing The technical side of how cassette printers work can get...well...technical.  Speeds and feeds, bits and bytes, dpi and lpi...one thing that all histology labs know they need is a cassette printer that is easy to use, rock-solid reliable and prints highly legible text and barcodes cassette after cassette after cassette. Many histology labs are...
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Why Is Laser The Best Technology For Printing Cassette Barcodes In The Lab?Positive patient identification (and therefore, patient safety) is of paramount importance in the lab. It’s the primary reason for using barcoding in histology, cytology, pathology, or any lab environment.Identifying and tracking tissue specimens in histology labs involves placing barcodes on both cassettes and slides, and scanning those barcodes to...
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Barcode Technology in the Lab – Past, Present and Future It was a little more than ten short years ago when General Data produced the first viable barcode identification and tracking solutions for the histology lab.  At that time, very few labs had implemented barcoding systems for tissue specimens into their workflow.  It wasn’t an easy thing to do – there were significant hurdles to overcome, including the rigors of the...

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