IBM's bid for Merge shows allure of imaging big data August 20, 2015 -- It doesn't take IBM's Watson artificial intelligence software to discern that the computing giant has big plans for its planned acquisition of PACS and imaging software firm Merge Healthcare. Indeed, IBM views medical imaging as a key element of its vision to transform healthcare with cognitive computing and analytics.
Healthcare IT market will grow at rapid rate August 18, 2015 -- Driven by an increase in healthcare costs, the healthcare information systems market is expected to reach $53.2 billion in revenues by 2019, according to a new report by Transparency Market Research.
5 tips to drive adoption of patient portals in radiology August 11, 2015 -- The establishment of patient portals has blurred the lines of what is considered to be appropriate doctor-patient communication outside of the medical office. Patients may be wary of portals, but DICOM Grid CEO Morris Panner shares five tips for allaying their concerns and driving higher adoption.
HealthMyne signs University of Wisconsin August 11, 2015 -- Imaging analytics start-up HealthMyne said it will add to its current imaging informatics deployment at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.
VA approves use of Siemens' software August 7, 2015 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has approved Siemens Healthcare's syngo Dynamics cardiovascular imaging software for use with its VistA Imaging PACS after successful validation testing.
IBM eyes personalized medicine in bid for Merge August 6, 2015 -- IBM is moving aggressively to expand the utility of its Watson artificial intelligence platform, inking a deal to acquire RIS/PACS and advanced visualization developer Merge Healthcare for a total of $1 billion in cash.
Is your radiology practice ready for ICD-10? August 5, 2015 -- While the adoption of ICD-10 on October 1 will dramatically expand the number of billing codes frequently used in radiology claims, the new diagnosis coding system will affect some imaging subspecialties much more than others, according to research published July 23 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.