Telepathology will enable health care providers across the province to view, manage, share and electronically store digital pathology images and related data on a secure computer system from any pathology laboratory location within the Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Telepathology Network is a collaborative initiative between NLCHI, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada Health Infoway in conjunction with strong partnerships with all Regional Health Authorities. The current focus of the project is to enable the use of the Telepathology solution for secondary consultation, education, and quality assurance activities while establishing best practices and procedures.

  • Benefits

    • Improved access to pathology sub specialist expertise.
    • Faster patient diagnosis for cases requiring external consultation.
    • Reduced risk and cost associated with the shipping of glass slides for consultation.
    • Better quality of images for teaching/rounds.
    • Interesting cases can be anonymized, stored and shared.
  • Progress

    • Everywhere there is a pathologist in the province, they are now connected to the Telepathology Network.
    • There are a total of eight Telepathology sites across the province.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the first jurisdictions in the country to implement a province wide pathology network.
    • The provincial Telepathology solution was provided by GE Healthcare, and is now fully integrated with existing infrastructure.