Ditch your index cards: Web-based QA bolsters image quality July 31, 2013 -- Quality assurance (QA) for imaging study acquisition can be a little challenging in the PACS era, but a Web-based reporting system for facilitating feedback between radiologists and technologists can get meaningful results, according to research published in the August issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
McKesson inks Ariz. contract July 31, 2013 -- Healthcare information systems firm McKesson has won a contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona for its health management system, the company said.
Critical results notification system speeds timely results July 29, 2013 -- A critical results notification system that combines software with a defined workflow for telephone communication can efficiently and reliably communicate critical results to referring clinicians, according to researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
McKesson launches RFID cabinets July 29, 2013 -- Healthcare information systems firm McKesson has introduced radiofrequency identification (RFID) cabinets as part of its Point of Use Supply product line.
Software tool puts past radiology reports at your fingertips July 25, 2013 -- Wouldn't it be great if while you're interpreting a set of images, you could simultaneously review a group of similar cases from previously reported studies? Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic have developed just such a tool using open-source software.
What do I need to know about HL7? July 25, 2013 -- During the recent Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine annual conference, there was an overriding message to healthcare imaging and IT professionals that they should learn more about HL7, especially as image-enabling the electronic medical record is becoming a very hot item.
M*Modal wins Boston contract July 25, 2013 -- Speech recognition technology developer M*Modal has won an exclusive contract with Boston Medical Center for its transcription services across the center's network.