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Consolato M Sergi, Speaker at Drug Delivery Conferences
University of Ottawa, Canada
Title : Pathology and patient safety: The vital role of electronic medical record and pathology informatics in error reduction and precision medicine


Electronic medical record (EMR)'s use has increased exponentially worldwide. There is a large variety of laboratory information systems (LIS) in the modern healthcare, which may have remarkable advantages over the traditional pen and paper way to record events and data in a patient's chart. Pathology informatics is key in identifying and focusing the role of Precision Medicine in the 21st century. Despite the healthcare has suffered impressive challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers and administrators have identified to optimize and improve the way we approach patients and diseases. There is the potential to provide higher quality and safer care for patients while creating tangible augmentations for our organizations. Beaker is a system operating as an LIS offered in the United States and Canada by Epic Systems Corporation (Verona, WI, United States). This LIS is sold in two independent modules. Beaker Clinical Pathology (also known as “Beaker CP”) and Beaker Anatomic Pathology (also known as “Beaker AP”) are the two modules. Beaker is a quite recent new LIS within the Epic suite, which offers both LIS and EMR. Also, Beaker is universally incorporated in enterprise licenses for user of the Epic software. Pathology informatics can play a critical role in the prevention, identification, and correction of errors. Standardization of AP/CP pathology reports, such as the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Checklist, has diminished the number of errors and misunderstandings regarding pathology findings useful for staging and therapy. We are going to elucidate some principles of implementing Epic Beaker software for anatomic pathology in academic therapeutic institutions. Executing such software will improve the diagnostic approach because the clinical and anatomic pathologists will straight admit a massive amount of clinical and radiological information now at their front desk

Audience Take Away Notes:

  • A variety of Laboratory Information Systems
  • Pathology Informatics Role in Precision Medicine
  • Challenges and Endeavors of Implementing EPIC in an Academic Centre


Consolato M. Sergi is the Chief of the Anatomic Pathology Division at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology, University of Alberta and Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Sergi is Canadian, born in Rome (Italy), obtained his MD degree with honors, qualification in Pediatrics, and Pediatric Pathology Fellowship at the University of Genoa, Italy. Dr. Sergi obtained his qualification in Pathology at the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, Germany, the Clinical Reader title at the University of Bristol, UK, PhD/Habilitation at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, MPH in Austria, and FRCPC (Pathology) from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. In his research, he established his Canadian laboratory in August 2008. He welcomed more than 100 graduate MSc/Ph.D. students, fellows, undergraduate and summer students with on-going teaching in Genetics and Pathology. Dr. Sergi is a Consultant of Carcinogenesis in Experimental Animals at the WHO/IARC, Lyon, France, and an “ad-hoc” Peer-Referee for the National Toxicology Program, NIH, USA. His areas of interest are Biology and Pathology of the Cardiovascular/Gastrointestinal System and Gut/Bile Microbiome as well as Bone Cell Biology. Dr. Sergi has >300 peer-reviewed PubMed publications (h-index: 23, RG-score: 44.26, > 2,500 citations). He identified the role of apoptosis in the ductal plate malformation of the liver (Am J Pathol, 2000), a new CTL4/Neu1 gene fusion transcript in sialidosis (Hum Genet 2001, FEBS Lett 2002, J Med Genet 2003), two new genes, i.e., WDR62, which encodes a centrosome-associated protein (Nat Genet 2010) and OTX2, mutations of which contribute to dysgnathia (J Med Genet 2012), as well as characteristics of the bile microbiome (Infect Drug Resist 2019, HPB (Oxford) 2019, J Med Microbiol 2018, Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis, 2018). He is editor in chief and in the editorial board of prestigious medical journals and international agencies.