Initiative drives PACS use in point-of-care ultrasound
July 26, 2016 -- Want to increase the number of emergency department point-of-care ultrasound studies being archived on PACS at your institution? It may not take that much effort to get emergency room physicians on board, according to a study published in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
Machine learning may aid evaluation of prostate MRI
July 20, 2016 -- Multiparametric prostate MRI exams can be difficult to interpret, particularly for those who aren't expert genitourinary radiologists. Machine-learning software may be able to make that task a lot easier, however, according to a proof-of-concept study from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Will AI soon put radiologists out of a job?
July 11, 2016 -- Are radiologists really "wasted protoplasms" -- as allegedly described recently by a CEO of a medical imaging start-up company -- who can be easily replaced in the future with artificial intelligence (AI) technology? Not so fast, according to Dr. Eliot Siegel of the University of Maryland.
How to evaluate, use imaging clinical decision support
July 8, 2016 -- Although recent research found that radiology clinical decision-support (CDS) software did not result in imaging orders being sent to other institutions, it's natural for hospitals to still be wary of annoying their referring physicians. Much can be done, though, to win clinician support and succeed with CDS, explains Dr. Stephen Herman from MedCurrent.
SIIM: How to take the archive out of PACS
July 1, 2016 -- PORTLAND, OR - Are you interested in deconstructed PACS, but not ready to take the plunge? Deploying a vendor-neutral archive that takes over archive management from the PACS could be a prudent stepping-stone, according to a Friday talk at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) conference.
SIIM: Will your VNA become the flip phone of the future?
July 1, 2016 -- PORTLAND, OR - Could your vendor-neutral archive (VNA) someday become the equivalent of the Motorola Razr flip phone -- a once-cool technology that fails to change with the times? Make sure it doesn't, according to a Thursday panel at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2016 meeting.
SIIM: Radiologists often prefer more monitors
June 30, 2016 -- PORTLAND, OR - While most radiologists are satisfied with their radiology workstation configuration, those who aren't tend to be younger and would prefer more monitors dedicated to nonimaging tasks, according to research presented on Thursday at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.
SIIM: 7 steps to deliver patient-centered care
June 29, 2016 -- PORTLAND, OR - As healthcare moves toward an emphasis on value over volume, it's time to rethink imaging and reinvent processes to facilitate patient-centric care, according to the opening general session at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.
McKesson offers details on health IT shake-up
June 28, 2016 -- After weeks of rumors on the status of its healthcare IT activities, healthcare giant McKesson has released details on its proposed shake-up of the business. The San Francisco company said it plans to spin out much of its IT operations -- including PACS -- into a separate company with some $3.4 billion in annual sales.
What Brexit means for imaging
June 24, 2016 -- The U.K. has decided to leave the European Union. What does that mean for imaging? Great uncertainty, and nothing in the European imaging sector will be quite the same again, Stephen Holloway writes in a monthly market trends column.
CIO Focus
SIIM: Will your VNA become the flip phone of the future?
PORTLAND, OR - Could your vendor-neutral archive (VNA) someday become the equivalent of the Motorola Razr flip phone -- a once-cool technology that fails to change with the times? Make sure it doesn't, according to a Thursday panel at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2016 meeting.
Expert Corner
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.
Conferences
PACS Administrator Course: Training in Imaging Informatics
August 22-26
Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States