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.
Like other information technologies, radiology informatics is rapidly innovating. In the next five years, radiologists will enjoy better resolution and brightness of displays, as well as greater storage, networking, and processing power.
Radiologists today have a growing variety of mobile apps that can aid in decision making throughout the day, says Michael DAlessandro, M.D., a professor of radiology at University of Iowa College of Medicine and a pediatric radiologist at UI Childrens Hospital.
Clinicians are drowning in a sea of data from electronic health records; the more sophisticated systems have a zillion structured fields and a growing mound of unstructured data, says Michael Ethan Zalis, M.D., an associate radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Since 2009, RSNA has asked representatives of the National Library of Medicine to come to its annual conference to teach radiologists what types of databases and other tools are available that can assist them in their daily work.
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Engagement platform vendor Change Healthcare's latest quarterly Healthcare Transparency Index (HCTI) reveals that the widest variation in costs for selected inpatient procedures and imaging services is found among the facilities where the procedure or service is performed--not among the professionals who performed them.
Infection surveillance systems, lab outreach services and patient acuity applications are poised for growth in the U.S. hospital IT market, according to new research from HIMSS Analytics.
A group led by UCLA engineering researchers that designs high-performance, customizable computer technologies to improve healthcare has received a $3 million grant from a public-private partnership between the National Science Foundation and semiconductor manufacturer Intel Corp.
Using computer-automated, time-lapse photography of embryos in the laboratory during in-vitro fertilization may improve embryo selection, potentially increasing the chances of pregnancy among women undergoing the procedure.
PHS Technologies Group LLC of Scottsdale, Ariz., a developer of software that monitors patient exposure to ionizing radiation, has announced that Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences will become a marketing, distribution and hosting partner for its DoseMonitor OnLine software technology.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded a $6.4 million Health Care Innovation Award to the Michigan Surgical and Health Optimization Program (MSHOP).
High-level treatment recommendations published by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, which were supported by multiple randomized controlled trials, have proved to be the most durable and least likely to change over time.
A Kaiser Permanente analysis of electronic health record data has revealed that patients with a rare type of skin cancer, Merkel cell carcinoma, have a 70 percent lower risk of disease recurrence if they are treated with radiation, while chemotherapy did not appear to have any impact on recurrence or survival.