Echoing this, programs expanding or maintaining large resident rosters reflects very poor forward planning.the value? If the difference is between paying an entire another FTE OR having digital and beaming the cases to beach or the snow, even if it the cost is a 150K set up, your ROI is mere months.
I think digi will KILL demand for new pathologists coming out of training though. Even with this big wave of retirements, if you arent a "made pathologist" by now, you are looking at a drop in new staff pay as a result IMO.
Where can one find the venture capital interest in this?Digital pathology is here to stay. There is significant venture capital funding into several digital pathology companies at the moment - and AI is just around the corner.
For practical aspects of digital pathology, check out the Digital Pathology Association
So the VC focus is on AI and not consolidation of practices?Many health care VC funds are investing in AI companies. Check out the investors for the major digital pathology companies - Path AI, Paige, Proscia, PathologyWatch - even Google has a pathology AI branch.
So the VC focus is on AI and not consolidation of practices?