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.
New contract signings that health information technology vendors announced during the week of August 24.
New contract signings that health information technology vendors announced during the week of August 17.
IBM wants its Watson supercomputer to see diagnostic medical images and plans to buy medical imaging software vendor Merge Healthcare for $1 billion to help develop the capability.
IBM agreed to buy Merge Healthcare Inc. for $1 billion, to incorporate the medical companys imaging management platform with its Watson data analytics tool.
The National Institutes of Healths Clinical Center, the clinical research hospital at NIH, has the distinction of being the first federal medical facility to receive a Stage 7 Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Award from HIMSS Analytics.
Sponsored by the Association for Medical Imaging Management. More than 1,000 imaging leaders and 200 exhibitors will attend this educational event for radiology administration.
Imaging departments were some of the first to go digital in most healthcare organizations, through the installation of picture archiving and communication systems (PACS). Changes in PACS have been slow and steady for radiologists. Until lately, that is.
Value-based reimbursement and industry consolidation prompt changes.
Royal Philips has a new healthcare diagnostic imaging contract worth $500 million and Truven Health Analytics has closed a deal worth $86 million.
A Birmingham, Ala.-based startup's lightweight bedside clinical decision support technology is garnering plenty of attention from health system decision makers and the state's entrepreneurial community.
Walgreens on June 8 came out with a pill-reminder/refill reminder mobile app for Apple Watch to support improved medication adherence. The app supports simple once-daily reminders to take a medicine, as well as multiple complex drug regimens, according to the drug store chain.
Researchers led by physicians from the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston are perfecting an electronic health record-based trigger algorithm that can flag abnormal lung imaging results and signal which patients may not be receiving timely follow-up care.
The rapid movement toward value-based reimbursement systems is creating new pressures on imaging departments at provider organizations, forcing IT executives to begin radically restructuring how those departments will operate in the future.
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.