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.
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.
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A final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services continues the process of reducing regulatory burdens across government agencies, stemming from a Presidential Executive Order issued in 2011.
An advisory committee within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on April 30 rejected a proposal to provide Medicare coverage of low-dose CT (LDCT) scan exams for beneficiaries at high risk for lung cancer.
A $1.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute will allow a University of Utah lab and a Salt Lake City startup company to create software to help doctors tailor cancer treatments to individual patients.
Next week, CMS' Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee will consider arguments calling for national Medicare coverage of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for patients with histories of significant smoking who are at high risk for lung cancer.
The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association will begin to include value assessments when developing treatment guidelines and performance measures, in recognition of accelerating healthcare costs and the need for care to be of value to patients.
The growth of advanced diagnostic imaging services provided to Medicare beneficiaries in the office setting, such as CT and MRI, continues to decline. Though the use of these imaging services grew rapidly during the decade starting in 2000, the rate of growth has declined in recent years.