RE: Co-Path Questions...

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From:"Kellar, Eric" <kellarec@MSX.UPMC.EDU>
To:"" <>
Date:Fri, 15 Oct 1999 11:15:24 -0400

Dynamic Healthcare Technologies developed CoPath C/S as a logical move for
hospitals seeking efficient and effective anatomic pathology computer tasks.
Each site has a System Manager who is responsible for maintaining the system
and ensuring CoPath C/S best suits the needs of the lab users. CoPath C/S
accommodates hospitals that have already implemented client/server
technology or plan to in the near future. CoPath does provide easier
selection and data entries than other competitors through a graphical user
interface (GUI) that integrates graphics and text. It also is able to handle
multiple users and provides access to site-specific databases through
client/server technology. This type of technology requires that one, or
multiple computers, act as the dedicated server or servers. There are two
types of servers; database and network. These two types of servers are
commonly combined to provide the base of a client/server system.

The primary function of a database server is to control the relational
database, that is a server to provide the system that controls the storage
and retrieval of data by clients. A network server manages network
connections that connect the database server to the clients, other window
applications like Microsoft Word and where CoPath C/S files reside on your

We have moved from Sunquest to CoPath M to the current CoPath Client Server
and CoPath Plus system. The transition was not without disruption, turmoil
and user complaint. All things considered, the system was a wise investment
with a few bugs, minimal downtime and quite a few pricey enhancements. Voice
recognition, Document Imaging and Gross/Microscopic Image capture were also

My biggest complaints are the lack of an efficient archival program for
tallying workload and the single slide label programming. Check into these
before going any further with the system installation. I would be glad to
discuss my experience with the system further with you. I am a certified
programmer, but have no personal interest in Dynamic Healthcare
The CoPath C/S system uses:

Database server=IBM RS6000 or Intel NT Server
Network server=Novell or Microsoft NT server
Relational Database=Sybase
PC Workstation=Pentium or better with Windows NT

Eric C. Kellar
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

> ----------
> From: 	MacDonald, Jennifer[]
> Sent: 	Thursday, October 14, 1999 5:38 PM
> To:; 'Goodwin, Diana'
> Subject: 	RE: Co-Path Questions...
> As Sunquest users we will also be changing our AP system.  I would
> appreciate any input regarding systems on the market.  We have considered
> Co-Path and a handful of others.
> 	Jennifer
> 	San Antonio Community Hospital
> > I would like to ditto Sandy's request, only substitute the SCC Soft AP
> > module as the system being considered at my institution.
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
> > 
> > Diana Goodwin,  HT
> > Trenton,  NJ
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > > 
> > > Histo-chums,
> > >      I would appreciate input from Co-Path users, (latest version),
> > > re: likes, dislikes, service, flexibility install experince etc.  We
> > > are considering this system for our AP dept. (We currently have an old
> > > Sunquest system.)
> > >                    Many Thanks,
> > >                    Sandy
> > > 
> > > 
> > 

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