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.
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.
In this video, Eric Rice, CTO, Mach7 Technologies, and David Marichal, CTO, Radiology & Imaging Specialists discuss the market dynamics and regulatory developments that are driving adoption of Enterprise Imaging Platforms (EIPs), as well as key IT forces driving a reevaluation of PACS technology and the transition to EIPs. They also discuss effective strategies for defining and selecting an EIP.
What is the future of patient-centered imaging solutions? In this video, industry experts 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.