MedInformatix signs Wash. practice
June 20, 2014 -- MedInformatix said it has won a contract for version 7.5 of its RIS software at a Washington state radiology practice.
Agfa collaborates with Hyland
June 19, 2014 -- Agfa HealthCare and Hyland are collaborating to integrate Hyland's OnBase enterprise content management software with Agfa's imaging clinical information system.
Meaningful use deadline for pay cuts coming up
June 19, 2014 -- Most physicians will need to act by July 1 to avoid the 1% payment reduction associated with the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program in 2015, also known as meaningful use, according to the American College of Radiology.
Big data, rapid-learning tools will unlock personalized care
June 16, 2014 -- Big data and the software being developed to mine and learn from the vast amounts of data in clinical archives will pave the way for personalized cancer treatment, according to a presentation at the International Symposium on Multidetector-Row CT in San Francisco. And image data will be crucial.
Elekta's Mosaiq wins stage 2 MU certification
June 11, 2014 -- Elekta's Mosaiq oncology information system has been tested and certified as a complete ambulatory electronic health record for stage 2 of the meaningful use (MU) IT stimulus program.
IDS wins Fla. contract
June 6, 2014 -- Integrated Document Solutions (IDS) has inked a contract with a Florida orthopedic practice for its AbbaDox clinical reporting and workflow package.
House Republicans question ONC regulation of HIT
June 5, 2014 -- Republican leaders in a U.S. House of Representatives committee are asking the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) for clarification on its plans to regulate health IT.
IHE publishes 2 framework supplements
June 2, 2014 -- The Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Radiology Technical Committee has published two new supplements to the IHE Radiology Technical Framework.
BridgeHead launches new enablement service
May 28, 2014 -- BridgeHead Software has unveiled its BridgeHead Enablement Service for Meditech View-Only EMR (VOEMR) to avoid disruption during a Meditech 6.x application upgrade.
Personal touch wins over patients, referring physicians
May 27, 2014 -- When given the chance, patients really appreciate the opportunity to meet with radiologists to discuss findings in their radiology report, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital concluded after launching a pilot service to provide patients with consultations on their imaging results.
CMS, ONC revise meaningful use plans
May 21, 2014 -- The U.S government has published a proposed rule to provide more flexibility in how certified electronic health record (EHR) technology is used to meet meaningful use requirements.
Top 10 social media tips for radiologists
May 20, 2014 -- More now than ever before, radiologists need to become visible to patients. A strong social media presence is a vital component of a strategy to facilitate patient-centered care, according to Dr. Safwan Halabi of Henry Ford Health System, who provided 10 tips for social media engagement.
Digisonics installs CVIS in Fla.
May 19, 2014 -- Image management firm Digisonics has installed its cardiovascular information system (CVIS) at a site in Florida.
SIIM: DICOM structured reports speed ultrasound reporting
May 17, 2014 -- LONG BEACH, CA - Implementing ultrasound DICOM structured reporting tools yields a significant improvement in dictation times over conventional reporting methods, according to a study presented on Friday at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) meeting.
SIIM: Analytics gives radiology a 'macroscope' for medical data
May 16, 2014 -- LONG BEACH, CA - Compared to other industries, healthcare has been slow to embrace data mining and analytics. But that will change, and when it does, the explosion of business intelligence will revolutionize medicine, said Paul Nagy, PhD, in a talk at the annual Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) meeting.
SIIM: Informatics will exploit 'big data' in healthcare, research
May 15, 2014 -- LONG BEACH, CA - The era of big data is arriving in healthcare, and informatics will be the key to unlocking its potential, said Katherine Andriole, PhD, during the opening session of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.
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