Report: IT failures cost healthcare $1.6B a year
February 3, 2014 -- Information technology breakdowns cost healthcare providers more than $1.6 billion a year, according to a new report by MeriTalk.
EHR viewing can affect doctor-patient interaction
January 31, 2014 -- Doctors who use electronic health records (EHRs) spend a considerable amount of time looking at a computer screen when meeting with patients, which could negatively affect physician-patient communication.
Health information exchange lowers repeat emergency imaging
January 30, 2014 -- Adopting health information exchange between unaffiliated healthcare providers leads to significant decreases in repeat imaging studies in emergency departments and could potentially save millions of dollars, according to a large study from the University of Michigan.
Agfa readies ICIS enhancements for HIMSS
January 30, 2014 -- Agfa HealthCare will present new capabilities for its Imaging Clinical Information System (ICIS) at next month's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2014 meeting.
RamSoft adds Calif. sale
January 30, 2014 -- RamSoft has received an order from Stockdale Radiology, an imaging center in Bakersfield, CA.
Radisphere to launch new software company
January 29, 2014 -- Radiology services provider Radisphere plans to launch an independent software company.
U.S., U.K. sign healthcare IT collaboration
January 28, 2014 -- The governments of the U.S. and the U.K. have signed an agreement designed to improve the use and sharing of healthcare information technology and tools.
Digisonics to showcase new ob/gyn PACS version
January 28, 2014 -- Digisonics will show its ob 4.8 release for its ob/gyn PACS and structured reporting system at this year's Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine annual meeting in New Orleans.
Paxeramed to show patient portal at Arab Health
January 26, 2014 -- Paxeramed plans to promote its new patient portal software at this week's Arab Health meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Philips launches healthcare informatics group
January 22, 2014 -- Royal Philips has formed a new business group called Healthcare Informatics Solutions and Services.