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   PIER Collaboration

      Working Group



            Walter Henricks

            Liron Pantanowitz

            Donald Karcher



            Raymond D. Aller
            Philip J. Boyer
            Victor B. Brodsky
            Alexis B. Carter
            Rajesh C. Dash
            Michael D. Feldman
            John R. Gilbertson
            James H. Harrison, Jr
            Anil V. Parwani
            Suzanne Powell

            Michael W. Riben
            Rodney A. Schmidt
            John H. Sinard
            Enrique Terrazas
            J. Allan Tucker

            J. Mark Tuthill
            Myra L. Wilkerson


PIER Happenings

January 2016 – Approve changes for Release 2

Summer 2016 – Launch Release 2
July 2016 – APC Annual Meeting (details pending)



Alpha Test Programs

The alpha test of PIER Release 1 is complete.  We thank the following programs for their participation in the alpha test.


Baystate Medical Center

Cleveland Clinic

George Washington University

Medical University of South Carolina

University of Buffalo

University of Kentucky

University of New Mexico

University of Miami

University of Pittsburgh

University of Southern California

University of Toledo

University of Vermont



PIER Implementers

Release 1 is available for use by all pathology residency programs. Refer to the PIER Instructional Resource Guide (at right) for details.



       Questions or



                Sue Plath
         PIER Project Lead (CAP)





Pathology Informatics Essentials for Residents

Resource Page


PIER is a research- based instructional resource developed by the APC, API and CAP that presents training topics, implementation strategies and resource options for PRODS and faculty to effectively provide informatics training to their residents and meet ACGME informatics milestone requirements.

Successful implementation of PIER is intended to help residency programs provide a sufficient pipeline of residents trained in pathology informatics knowledge and skills required now and in the future.

Click on the links below to access the PIER Instructional Resource Guide Release 1 (PDF) and the PIER Toolkit Release 1 (PDF).


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PIER At-a-Glance (PDF)


PIER Instructional

Resource Guide

Release 1 (PDF)


Explains PIER's approach and curriculum scope and sequence

PIER Toolkit

Release 1 (PDF)


Provides the interactive  tool templates to plan, implement, and manage PIER


PIER Training Webinar 2014 (PDF)

Slides used to train Alpha Test participants

Release 1 is available for use by all residency programs. Your use of the PIER content is governed by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International Public license. By using the PIER content you agree to the PIER Terms and Conditions.


© 2014-2016 APC / API / CAP.   All rights reserved. The PIER mark should not be used without approval from the sponsoring organizations through the Project Lead identified above.