CIOs must work magic when dealing with enterprise PACS
February 5, 2016 -- CIOs don't have to be miracle workers to master enterprise PACS for their institutions, but being able to work a little magic might help. In this article, Michael J. Cannavo, aka the PACSman, offers his advice to CIOs who are bringing PACS into their overall healthcare IT strategy.
5 healthcare trends to watch in 2016
February 2, 2016 -- In 2015, we heard time and time again that the healthcare landscape was changing rapidly as we moved from a fee-for-service world to a risk-based/value-based world. In this article, DICOM Grid CEO Morris Panner discusses how some of the major emerging trends in healthcare will affect healthcare IT in 2016.
OpenDoctor takes radiology scheduling after-hours
January 29, 2016 -- It's easy to book airline tickets and perform banking transactions online, but scheduling a radiology exam? Software developer openDoctor aims to make online radiology scheduling available for patients 24/7 with its openDr software.
The Case for Deconstructed PACS: Proprietary PACS, basic VNAs will be extinct
January 28, 2016 -- The concept of "deconstructed PACS" has generated much interest and controversy, but does that model make the most sense for healthcare institutions? Dr. Nick van Terheyden of Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences makes the case that proprietary PACS and even simple vendor-neutral archives (VNAs) are headed for extinction.
The Case for Reconstructed PACS: It's the functionality that matters
January 28, 2016 -- The concept of "deconstructed PACS" has generated much interest and controversy, but does it make the most sense for healthcare institutions? In a counterpoint to the deconstructed PACS argument, Menashe Benjamin, PhD, of Carestream Health claims that a single-vendor approach -- reconstructed PACS -- can better serve customers, yielding an enterprise imaging platform without the headaches of a deconstructed PACS model.
Stratifying your imaging technology? Think about your people
January 26, 2016 -- As healthcare organizations consider stratifying their imaging technology, augmenting technical skill sets required to sustain a newly adopted platform can be easily overlooked. In this article, healthcare recruiting firm Skinner and Associates offers advice on how to proceed.
Figure 1 image-sharing app makes inroads with radiologists
January 22, 2016 -- The image-sharing app Figure 1 has taken healthcare by storm since it launched in 2013, but the app's emphasis on mobile use didn't totally mesh with radiology's roots in computer workstations. New enhancements, however, may make Figure 1 even more useful for radiologists during their daily work.
CMS, ONC officials preview new EHR incentive program
January 21, 2016 -- Though existing meaningful use regulations still remain in effect, the U.S. government plans to propose new regulations in the spring that will detail how the electronic health record (EHR) incentive program will transition to align with recent initiatives promoting value-based care.
The year ahead in radiology: 9 trends to watch in 2016
January 14, 2016 -- What does the year ahead hold for radiology? From a growing reliance on big data for improved efficiency to the emergence of 3D printing as a clinical tool, medical imaging will continue to experience the constant evolution that is a hallmark of the specialty.
CMS chief's comments hint meaningful use may be on life support
January 14, 2016 -- Will 2016 see the end of the U.S. government's meaningful use program? The acting head of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) stated as much at a speech in San Francisco, in which he said the program to spur the adoption of healthcare IT was "effectively over."
CIO Focus
CIOs must work magic when dealing with enterprise PACS
CIOs don't have to be miracle workers to master enterprise PACS for their institutions, but being able to work a little magic might help. In this article, Michael J. Cannavo, aka the PACSman, offers his advice to CIOs who are bringing PACS into their overall healthcare IT strategy.
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Mr. Michael Cannavo
Mr. Michael Cannavo
As the PACSman, Michael J. Cannavo provides a wealth of insight based on his unique experiences in PACS and imaging informatics.