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                   Sue Plath
           PIER Project Lead, CAP














   PIER Collaboration

      Working Group



Walter Henricks

Liron Pantanowitz



Donald Karcher

Suzanne Powell

Allan Tucker



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
Michael W. Riben
Rodney A. Schmidt
John H. Sinard
Enrique Terrazas
J. Mark Tuthill
Myra L. Wilkerson

PIER Happenings

September 30 – Launch PIER Release 1
October 1 – Presentation to Southeast Regional Meeting
October 21 – Presentation to West/Midwest Regional Meeting
Oct-Nov – Prepare/Train Alpha Test PRODS
Nov-Jan – Begin Alpha Test




Alpha Test Programs

PIER Release 1 will be alpha tested by the following residency programs starting in November 2014. The test period is one year.


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 Washington

University of Vermont

Vanderbilt University




Other PIER Users

Release 1 is available for use by all pathology residency programs during alpha testing. Refer to the PIER Instructional Resource Guide for details.


Your feedback is also very important to us! More information to come about how you can provide input to improve PIER for all residency programs.

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.

PIER Release 1 will be alpha tested by residency programs for one year starting in November 2014. Release 1 is available below for use by all residency programs during alpha testing.


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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


Introduction to PIER

(15:55 Streaming Video)

APC Annual Meeting

Plenary Session

July 9, 2014