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 wrote in a monthly market trends column.
IBM launches initiative to advance Watson in imaging June 22, 2016 -- Moving closer to commercializing its Watson artificial intelligence technology in imaging applications, IBM announced on Wednesday that it's teaming up with a broad spectrum of partners to help train, test, develop, and deploy Watson in a wide range of organ systems and disease states.
Mary's Musings: Is pathomics the new radiomics? June 20, 2016 -- Pathomics is to pathology as radiomics is to radiology, writes Dr. Mary Morrison Saltz in a new column, in which she discusses the challenges and possibilities of utilizing such data to help provide patient-centered care.
7 steps to enterprise imaging success June 14, 2016 -- Do you want to see success with your enterprise imaging program? You'll need to implement seven key elements, according to a white paper jointly produced by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.
5 steps to improve your imaging IT strategy June 9, 2016 -- Are you doing all you can to implement an effective imaging IT strategy? In a new column, Jef Williams of Paragon Consulting Partners discusses five steps you can take to make sure you're prepared for the emerging healthcare landscape.
6 steps to success in radiology data analytics June 3, 2016 -- The modern radiology practice continues to experience rapid growth in data, thanks to the ongoing development of imaging modalities and the use of advanced medical imaging in molecular, genomic, and precision medicine. As radiology transitions to value-based care, advanced data analytics is no longer an option.
Can an iPad be used to read CCTA studies? June 2, 2016 -- Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) studies may be complicated to interpret, but that doesn't mean radiologists can't use an iPad to remotely assess these exams for stenosis levels or to identify coronary anomalies, according to research published in the June issue of Emergency Radiology.
CMS, ONC to replace meaningful use for physicians April 28, 2016 -- The U.S. government has announced significant changes to the meaningful use program for Medicare physicians, including plans to tie the initiative into the new Medicare quality-based payment system and to make it more flexible and relevant for participants.
Decision support cuts CT use for pediatric appendicitis April 27, 2016 -- Clinical decision-support software can help sharply reduce the number of CT studies performed in children to evaluate them for possible appendicitis -- without negatively affecting patient care, according to research published in the May issue of Pediatrics.
Lexmark to be sold to Chinese consortium for $3.6B April 20, 2016 -- As rumored earlier this month, printing firm and software developer Lexmark International has agreed to a $3.6 billion acquisition offer by an investor consortium led by Chinese ink cartridge manufacturer Apex Technology and private equity firm PAG Asia Capital.
5 steps to improve your imaging IT strategy Are you doing all you can to implement an effective imaging IT strategy? In a new column, Jef Williams of Paragon Consulting Partners discusses five steps you can take to make sure you're prepared for the emerging healthcare landscape.