Clinical Informatics

The Clinical Informatics development team of the Yale Pathology Informatics Program develops software for clinical use, with a focus on improving anatomic pathology workflow and patient safety.

The software is developed as web-based applications, and integrates to varying degrees with our departments anatomic pathology laboratory information system, CoPath.

The unit does not directly provide diagnostic services.

Sinard, John H.

Director, Pathology Informatics

Professor of Pathology and of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Director, Pathology Informatics
Associate Director, Anatomic Pathology

Research Interests:Medical informatics

Clinical Interests:ophthalmic pathology; general surgical pathology; autopsy pathology; tumor pathology; pathology informatics

Gershkovich, Peter

Associate Director, Pathology Informatics

Associate Research Scientist in Pathology
Associate Director, Pathology Informatics

Research Interests:Clinical Informatics; Medical Informatics; Information Retrieval; Electronic Interfaces;Web Service;

Abstracts from Meetings

  • Sinard, J., P. Gershkovich, W Freis, A. Daley. (2009)  Use of a repetitive task scheduling engine for workflow automation and rare event detection in a clinical environment.  [Advancing Practice, Instruction & Innovation through Informatics, 13th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA]  Arch. Pathol. Lab Med.  133(7): 1155.

  • Sinard, J. and P. Gershkovich. (2009)  Semi-automated archiving of scanned requisition documents in anatomic pathology.  [Advancing Practice, Instruction & Innovation through Informatics, 13th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA]  Arch. Pathol. Lab Med.  133(7): 1155.

  • Gershkovich, P. and J. Sinard.  (2010)  Integrating digital dictation and anatomic pathology LIS.  [Advancing Practice, Instruction & Innovation through Informatics, 14th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA]  Arch. Pathol. Lab Med. 134: 938.

  • Gershkovich, P. and J.H. Sinard.  (2009)  Web-based dictation portal for management and integration of digital dictation files into anatomic pathology workflow. [American Medical Informatics Association, 2009 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA]

  • Sinard, J.H., N. Mutnick, P. Gershkovich (2010) Histology Asset Tracking: Hidden practices and their consequences.  [Association of Pathology Informatics, 2010 Annual Meeting, Boston, MA]  J. Pathol. Inform.  1(18): 4-5.

Informatics Publications

  • Sinard JH, Mattie ME.  Overcoming the limitations of integrated clinical digital imaging solutions.  Arch. Pathol. Lab Med.  2005 Sep; 129(9): 1118-1126.  PMID: 16119983

  • Lee RH, McClintock DS, Balis UJ, Baron JM, Becich MJ, Beckwith BA, Brodsky VB, Carter AB, Dighe AS, Haghighi M, Hipp JD, Henricks WH, Kim JY, Klepseis VE, Kuo FC, Lane WJ, Levy BP, Onozato ML, Park SL, Sinard JH, Tuthill JM, Gilbertson JR.  Pathology Informatics Fellowship Retreats: The use of interactive scenarios and case studies as pathology informatics teaching tools.  J. Pathol. Informatics.  2012 Nov; 3: 41.  PMID: 23248762

  • Sinard JH, Gershkovich P.  Custom software development for use in a clinical laboratory.  J. Pathol. Informatics.  2012 Dec; 3: 44.  PMID: 23372985

  • Pantanowitz L, Sinard JH, Henricks WH, Fatheree LA, Carter AB, Contis L, Beckwith BA, Evans AJ, Otis CN, Lal A, Parwani AV.  Validating whole slide imaging for diagnostic purposes in pathology: guideline from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Pathology and Laboratory Quality Center.  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.  2013 Dec; 137(12): 1710-1722 [EPub 2013 May 1].  PMID: 23634907

  • Pantanowitz L, Mackinnon AC, Sinard JH.  Tracking in Anatomic Pathology.  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.  2013 Dec; 137(12): 1798-1810 [EPub 2013 May 1].  PMID: 23634908