What is Pathology Informatics?

Pathology Informatics is the science of information management applied to Pathology. Over the past several years, Pathology Informatics has been recognized as being increasingly critical to Pathology's future, and several programs have begun training pathologists in this important and interesting field.

The Pathology Informatics Exchange (PIX)

In 1996, the pathology informatics programs at the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh initiated a series of weekly teleconferences dedicated to creating a strong relationship between the two programs. In 1997, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins University joined PIX. Also in 1997, these teleconferences were opened to pathologists that wanted to learn more about informatics but were at institutions that did not offer formal informatics programs.

The Pathology Informatics Exchange is an eduational resource dedicated to improving the informatics skills of pathologists. To this end, PIX supports conferences, clinical fellowships and pathology informatics resources on the WWW.

Pathology Informatics Conferences

PIX supports two annual conferences dedicated to Pathology Informatics:

APIII and AIMCL support the CAP Foundation Informatics Awards. Money is raised from corporate exhibitors and donated faculty honorarium to fund scholarships for interested fellows and residents to attend the meetings.

Association for Pathology Informatics

This association, formed in 2000, promotes Pathology Informatics as an academic discipline and a clinical subspecialty of Pathology. Please go to the assocation website to learn more about membership.
A membership form is available.

Clinical Fellowships in Pathology Informatics:

Three PIX programs now offer formal fellowship training in Pathology Informatics:

Pathology Informatics Resources on the WWW: