Alverno Laboratories Launches into the Era of AI-Powered Pathology

Alverno Laboratories Launches into the Era of AI-Powered Pathology

Alverno Laboratories, a provider of high-quality diagnostic testing services and one of the largest integrated laboratory networks in the United States, and Ibex Medical Analytics, the leader in artificial intelligence (AI)-powered cancer diagnostics, today announced the launch of the Ibex’s AI platform in routine practice within Alverno’s laboratory network in Illinois and Indiana. The phased launch encompasses AI-centric solutions for cancer diagnosis across multiple tissue types, including prostate, breast and gastric, that support pathologists and other physicians in providing the utmost quality of care for their patients. The laboratory system has recently completed phase 1 of its launch plan, enabling AI-powered prostate cancer detection for prostate biopsies, followed by breast and gastric.

Alverno serves over 30 hospital laboratories and thousands of physician offices and other care facilities, touching over 8 million patients’ lives per year across the Midwest. Alverno was also among the first laboratories in the United States to digitize its pathology services, harnessing the high-throughput capabilities of the Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution across its system. The combined power of digital pathology and AI levels up the services provided by Alverno to hospitals, physicians, patients and caregivers by improving diagnostic accuracy and turnaround time.

“When looking for an AI partner, we wanted a shared vision for innovation yet a relentless drive for execution. We chose Ibex because of its high-quality, innovative products and customer service. Throughout our implementation and onboarding process, the Ibex team was active and responsive, something not always experienced when working on new projects,” said Sam Terese, CEO and President of Alverno Laboratories. “For us, the notion of going digital with AI is just something we would do, it’s about who we are. It’s about delivering appropriate and great care to our patients while speeding up time to results and ensuring the highest possible quality result any lab can deliver, and we are really thrilled to have a partnership with Ibex to help us along in that journey.”

Ibex’s suite of solutions supports Alverno pathologists in a variety of tasks during routine review of prostate, breast and gastric biopsies. The solutions help with case prioritization, AI-powered cancer detection and reporting and optimization of immunohistochemistry workflows and other productivity-enhancing tools. This implementation of AI on a large scale across the entire laboratory network has the potential to improve pathologists’ productivity and user experience, reduce operational costs and improve overall service levels. Ibex is the most widely deployed AI technology in pathology and is used as part of everyday clinical practice at laboratories, hospitals and health systems worldwide. Ibex demonstrated outstanding outcomes across multiple clinical studies performed on various tissue types and diagnostic workflows.1,2,3,4,5

“Alverno has a very clear commitment to innovation and continually improving the delivery of care for its community, and this commitment is demonstrated by the successful implementation of the Ibex’s suite of solutions,” said Joseph Mossel, CEO and Co-founder of Ibex Medical Analytics. “AI enables Alverno pathologists to work more consistently, reproducibly and efficiently to enable the highest level of diagnostic laboratory services for the patients in the community for which they serve. We’re honored and excited to partner with their team and support them in providing the highest quality of diagnostic services.”

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