HHS publishes proposed rule for stage 3 MU
March 20, 2015 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has published a proposed rule for stage 3 of its meaningful use (MU) program for promoting the adoption of healthcare information technology.
Image security remains 'significant global problem'
March 19, 2015 -- How secure are your medical images? If you don't know the answer, you'd better find out. A recent search found that more than 700 DICOM medical image servers worldwide were fully open to outside computers that could be used to steal data.
Enterprise IT to enable new generation of systems
March 12, 2015 -- With the rapid spread of IT systems, control of radiology IT is increasingly being dictated by hospital IT departments and executive leadership, but new enterprise healthcare IT also offers the opportunity for radiologists to regain control through "modularization" of departmental IT applications, says industry analyst Stephen Holloway.
Apple announces ResearchKit app software for medical researchers
March 10, 2015 -- Apple introduced ResearchKit, an open-source software framework designed to benefit medical researchers, at its March 2015 Special Event on Monday. Using ResearchKit, researchers will be able to more easily design apps that allow patients to remotely consent to join clinical trials and provide data.
Italian radiologists hold favorable view of teleradiology
March 8, 2015 -- VIENNA - Although they often have concerns about its potential impact on their practice, Italian radiologists still typically have a positive view of teleradiology and believe it has a bright future, according to a presentation on Sunday at ECR 2015.
Video from ECR 2015: Strickland & Reekers on teleradiology's threat
March 7, 2015 -- VIENNA - Teleradiology and outsourcing pose a serious threat to radiology's future, according to Dr. Nicola Strickland from London and Dr. Jim Reekers from Amsterdam. They explain why to AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.
Philips ECR highlights include IntelliSpace Portal upgrade
March 7, 2015 -- VIENNA - The latest version of its IntelliSpace Portal platform is among the ECR 2015 highlights for Philips Healthcare. The company is also showing recently introduced technology ranging from its IQon spectral CT scanner to its DoseWise Portal radiation dose management program.
Siemens makes play for social radiology at ECR 2015
March 7, 2015 -- VIENNA - Siemens Healthcare wants its customer base to get more social. To that end, the company is using this week's ECR 2015 to launch teamplay, an ambitious healthcare IT platform designed to promote interaction and collaboration among its users.
GE launches products in MRI, ultrasound, HIT at ECR 2015
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - GE Healthcare is highlighting a pair of new MRI scanners, Signa Creator and Signa Explorer, making their global launch at this week's ECR 2015 meeting. The company is also rolling out its new Logiq P9 ultrasound scanner, as well as Centricity xSite, a new healthcare IT platform designed to improve radiology reporting across multiple healthcare enterprises.
Video from ECR 2015: Dr. Erik Ranschaert on mobile IT
March 5, 2015 -- VIENNA - Don't reveal patient information in social media and take care when it comes to using tablets and other devices, warns Dr. Erik Ranschaert, a staff radiologist in the Netherlands, in an interview with AuntMinnieEurope.com Editor-in-Chief Philip Ward at ECR 2015.
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Mobile App Spotlight: Radiology Toolbox Pro
AuntMinnie.com is launching an ongoing series of articles that will highlight notable mobile apps in radiology. The first mobile app we're spotlighting is Radiology Toolbox Pro, designed to serve as an "ectopic brain" for radiology, with handy references such as management criteria for a number of conditions, as well as calculators and charts. Click here
Conferences
PACS Administration Seminar and Workshop
April 12-16
Dubai United Arab Emirates
Imaging Informatics Professional (IIP) Bootcamp
May 27
National Harbor, Maryland United States
Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2015 Annual Meeting
May 28-30
National Harbor, Maryland United States
Health Datapalooza 2015
May 31 - June 3
Washington, District of Columbia United States