Association for Pathology Informatics
The Association for Pathology Informatics (API) is a non-profit 501c3 membership organization. The mission of the API is to promote the field of pathology informatics as an academic and a clinical subspecialty of pathology. The association supports advances in the field of pathology informatics through research, education, scientific meetings, and through communications.
The data sets used in pathology informatics include clinical tests, anatomic pathology reports, image files, telepathology data, and large-scale experiments including gene, proteomic and tissue array studies. The Association will develop standards for reporting, transferring, storing, and merging confidential and other pathology-related information. The Association will play an active role in legal, ethical, social, regulatory, and governmental issues related to pathology informatics, and this will also seek to develop relationships with other professional societies and industry partners that share similar interests and goals.
What We Do
Pathology Informatics involves collecting, examining, reporting, and storing large complex sets of data derived from tests performed in clinical laboratories, anatomic pathology laboratories, or research laboratories in order to improve patient care and enhance our understanding of disease-related processes.
Pathology Informaticians seek to continuously improve existing laboratory information technology and enhance the value of existing laboratory test data, and develop computational algorithms and models aimed at deriving clinical value from new data sources.
More information about the Association for Pathology Informatics (API) can be found at: http://www.pathologyinformatics.org