R. Ross Reichard, M.D., Featured in CAP’s 2018 Clinical Informatics Resource Guide

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) recently published its Clinical Informatics Resource Guide.

In the section about radio-frequency identification (or RFID) technology and specimen tracking, R. Ross Reichard, M.D., is featured in an interview. That discussion is on pages 43–48 of the guide.

Dr. Reichard, Division of Anatomic Pathology, is Vice Chair of Quality and Associate Chair of Practice in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Reichard also holds the academic rank of Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. He currently serves as Medical Director of Mayo’s Office of Decedent Affairs, Co-Director of the Autopsy Laboratory, and Vice Chair of the AP Clinical Practice Platform. Dr. Reichard is also the Chief Medical Examiner of the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

Don’t let the 400-plus pages of the guide scare you. The topics are actually quite interesting, including clinical informatics, Health Level 7 (HL7), data exchange systems, laboratory information system options, biorepositories, big data, artificial intelligence, etc.

Members of CAP receive complimentary access while non-members may join to gain access to various member benefits, including digital access to all the pathology resource guides. The print publications are available to nonmembers for purchase.

Gina Chiri-Osmond

Gina Chiri-Osmond is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories.