Intermountain Health, a renowned not-for-profit healthcare system, has partnered with Pramana, an AI-enabled health tech company, to revolutionize the field of pathology with AI-powered digital solutions. This collaboration aims to enhance the efficiency of clinical research and streamline workflows by equipping Intermountain Health with Pramana’s advanced digital pathology solution.
As part of their multi-year partnership, Pramana will digitize around 8 million glass slides from Intermountain Health’s biorepository using their state-of-the-art Spectral family of scanners and Intelligent Acquisition software. By digitizing these glass slides, Pramana will help build extensive and diverse datasets that can be utilized by researchers for data-driven decision-making and advanced workflow methods. This collaboration strengthens Pramana’s Digital Pathology as a Service (DPaaS) solution, which eliminates most of the manual handling and preparation of slides, making it more accessible for biorepositories that need to justify the costs of digitization and storage.
The partnership between Intermountain Health and Pramana includes a custom solution that incorporates robotic handling, label de-identification, autonomous scanning, and in-line quality assurance. This comprehensive approach enables the most economically efficient digitization of glass slides. Pramana’s SpectralHT scanners and image acquisition and management software have been deployed at the Intermountain Biorepository facility, resulting in unprecedented digitization capacity per day.
Intermountain Health has always been at the forefront of adopting innovative solutions to elevate patient care, and their collaboration with Pramana is a testament to that commitment. Karen Brownell, Vice President of Laboratory Services at Intermountain Health, expressed her belief in Pramana as an organization and highlighted the transformative impact of their SpectralHT digital scanning system. This cutting-edge technology has amplified Intermountain Health’s research capabilities while minimizing the manual workload for clinicians.
Pramana, a subsidiary of nference, specializes in digital transformation for next-generation pathology. Their turnkey Digital Pathology as a Service (DPaaS) solution offers cutting-edge whole slide imaging systems and a scalable software platform for clinical workflows. By partnering with Pramana, pathologists gain access to AI-enabled decision support, facilitating faster and more accurate diagnoses.
Intermountain Health, headquartered in Utah, is a nonprofit system consisting of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, and a wide range of other healthcare services. They are committed to improving community health by incorporating evidence-based best practices and delivering high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs.
This partnership between Intermountain Health and Pramana underscores the growing importance of AI-enabled digital solutions in the field of pathology. By embracing these technological advancements, healthcare institutions can enhance research capabilities, streamline workflows, and ultimately provide better patient care.