The State of Pathology Informatics: 2022


Pathology informatics has become essential to the operation and efficiency of the diagnostic clinical laboratory. Both in clinical and, more recently, anatomic pathology, the need to leverage information technology is no longer simply a convenience. This presentation will showcase experiences, implementation strategies, and the secrets to success.

Originally published on June 9, 2022

Lecture Presenter

J. Mark Tuthill, MD

J. Mark Tuthill, MD

Division Head
Pathology Informatics, Henry Ford Health System

J. Mark Tuthill, MD, completed a pathology residency and informatics fellowship training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine-Fletcher Allen Health Care, and created the department’s division of pathology informatics. Dr. Tuthill is currently Division Head of Pathology Informatics at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. Areas of interest include digital pathology implementation, Internet applications for laboratory services, laboratory information systems, business analytics, electronic health records, and informatics training and education. Active in organized medicine, he is an advisor to the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Annual Meeting Steering Committee; Delegate, Wayne Medical Society; Director for the Association for Pathology Informatics (API) Pathology Informatics Summit; and Delegate for the CDC’s Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC). As a charter member of API, Dr. Tuthill has worked for the organization from its inception, serving as president of the membership committee, education committee member, member of the organization’s original planning group, and currently, chair of the program committee.


After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize pathology informatics as a subspecialty of pathology
  • Describe the relationship of pathology informatics to clinical informatics
  • Describe project work in pathology informatics that powers the modern laboratory
  • Define requirements for success in pathology informatics

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories