Imaging technologies are highly advanced in the health care industry and have become commonplace in diagnosis and treatment. Yet managing and consolidating images in the contemporary clinical setting is a challenge. Read here about picture archiving systems, integration with electronic health records, image data standards, and storage and distribution issues across widespread networks.
Telemedicine vendor REACH Health recently released results of a benchmark survey on the state of the telemedicine industry in the United States. The 233 survey respondents represented physicians and nurses, administrators, coordinators and other stakeholders, sharing their views about priorities, objectives and challenges, program models, management structures, settings of care, and their telemedicine platforms. Here is a summary of findings.
MEDNAX, a national group practice of pediatric and anesthesiology specialists offering services to hospitals and physician offices, has agreed to acquire vRad, which offers radiology and telemedicine services to provider organizations, for $500 million.
Effective strategies for defining and selecting an Enterprise Imaging Platform (EIP) are outlined by Eric Rice, CTO, Mach7 Technologies, and David Marichal, CTO, Radiology & Imaging Specialists. Watch this exclusive interview from HIMSS as they discuss the market dynamics and regulatory developments that are driving adoption of EIPs, as well as key IT forces driving a reevaluation of PACS technology and the transition to EIPs.
What is the future of patient-centered imaging solutions? Watch this exclusive interview from HIMSS as Ravi Krishnan, the founder of Mach7 Technologies, and Trent Conwell, Advisor, IT Director, Sentara Health, discuss how advances in imaging and the emergence of big data in healthcare are transforming the patient data game. They also examine how Enterprise Imaging Platforms can help healthcare organizations define and implement information lifecycle management strategies.
The Children's Hospital Association, with offices in Overland Park, Kan., and Washington, D.C., is about to embark on an analytics pilot program the organization's CIO says should help its 220 members work toward Triple Aim goals.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an iPad app designed to help orthopedic surgeons conduct pre-operative planning of total hip replacement surgery.
In a small but promising study, researchers were able to predict which human subjects had an autism spectrum disorder and which did not following three different measures of the brain.
The use of a health information exchange to share reports on imaging tests can help reduce the number of times patients undergo the exact same test. That is the finding of Weill Cornell Medical College researchers.
Lexmark International, a vendor of printing services and document workflow products spanning multiple industries, continues to expand its healthcare holdings with at least the fourth acquisition in the past year.
Camden, N.J.-based Cooper University Medical Center has replaced its patchwork communications network with technology from Comcast Business Ethernet services.
A prominent radiation oncologist gave a shout-out to structured EHR data during a keynote session at RSNA 2014, as part of a plea for better communication among radiologists, referring physicians, and patients.
A tiny portion of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 is likely to have more impact on radiology practice than any of the cutting edge research presented this week at RSNA 2014.
Ubiquitous smartphones are responsible for a number of cultural changes, from the rise of texting to the demise of paper maps. One of their most visible impacts in healthcare may be to force adoption of enterprise-wide image management.
Cerner Corp. is offering customers an "order vetting" feature that allows radiologists to evaluate the necessity and appropriateness of a radiology study before performing it.
Server-side rendering sends diagnostic quality images to any web browser on any computer--even a Windows XP laptop--with no download delay, in a new system feature from PACS vendor Viztek that will be shown at this years RSNA (Booth #7322).