By Neil Versel 12:00 am January 20, 2014
Healthcare organizations with long-established electronic health records run the risk of "note bloat" and compromised patient safety unless they standardize physician documentation procedures and limit the amount of cutting-and-pasting doctors have to do.
DoD inks $70M medical imaging deal
By Erin McCann 06:11 am January 03, 2014
The U.S. Defense Department has furthered its investments in digital radiography and medical imaging systems after awarding a one-year, $70.2 million contract to imaging provider Carestream Health.
Joint Commission issues new imaging rules for safety's sake
By Bernie Monegain 06:27 am December 23, 2013
The Joint Commission has announced changes to its standards for diagnostic imaging, effective July 1, 2014. Additional requirements will be phased in by 2015. The standards changes relate to either quality and safety issues that were needed to more fully address the evolution of healthcare delivery practices.
By Mike Miliard 10:53 am December 16, 2013
Merge Healthcare is partnering with athenahealth to offer providers the ability to receive and view diagnostic images, exam results and other patient information within their electronic health records.
By Dillan Yogendra 08:34 am December 09, 2013
There are 92 acute hospitals in The Netherlands, of which 84 are private and just eight are in public hands – all of which are academic. There are just a few chief information officers because IT is thought of more as a cost to the business and not as a strategic part of management, therefore IT staff are on the front line.
Centricity 360 is a professional online collaboration tool for clinicians
By Bernie Monegain 09:50 am December 03, 2013
Leveraging the Industrial Internet to better impact patient outcomes, GE Healthcare launched Centricity 360, a cloud service that the company calls "a GE Predictivity solution."
By Bernie Monegain 10:04 am November 27, 2013
RSNA and the Regenstrief Institute have begun work to harmonize and unify terms for radiology procedures. The intent is to improve the quality, consistency and interoperability of radiology test results in electronic medical record systems and health information exchange.
By Mike Miliard 05:32 pm November 21, 2013
Since its launch in 2009, the RSNA Image Share Network has enjoyed robust funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and found successes at some of the premier health systems in the U.S. Now it's looking for new providers to join.
By Mike Miliard 04:44 pm November 21, 2013
The 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America is about a lot more than just imaging. As health information technology transforms care delivery, dozens of courses at McCormick Place this December will explore the ways IT can improve diagnostics.
By Mike Miliard 10:44 am November 18, 2013
The RIS/PACS market is evolving, as storage needs become acute and an expanding array of image types point toward the utility of vendor-neutral archives.

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