Big data needs human touch to work in healthcare October 2, 2015 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Big data is widely thought to be the future of healthcare. But despite the awesome potential of computer intelligence, data analytics will fall short in medicine if it's not guided by human oversight and interpretation, according to a panel discussion at this week's Minds + Machines event hosted by GE Healthcare.
Tackling medicolegal concerns in PACS: Part 2 September 23, 2015 -- To keep or not to keep? The question of whether or not to retain the markings produced by mammography computer-aided detection software to highlight suspicious findings could have important medicolegal implications, according to Dr. Eliot Siegel.
Tackling medicolegal concerns in PACS: Part 1 September 22, 2015 -- NEW YORK CITY - Who really "owns" medical images? And why isn't image compression used more often? These are a few of the questions addressed by Dr. Eliot Siegel in a talk on Monday at the New York Medical Imaging Informatics Symposium, which we're covering in a two-part series on medicolegal concerns in PACS.
Structured reporting improves quality of MRI reports September 10, 2015 -- While some traditions should be valued and retained, the old standard free-text radiology report might not be one of them. At Brigham and Women's Hospital, a structured reporting template yielded a significant improvement in the quality of MRI reports for the crucial task of staging rectal cancer.
Yes, you can help prevent healthcare data breaches September 1, 2015 -- Cybersecurity attacks have been plaguing a variety of industrial sectors, and healthcare is no exception. Of the 14 biggest healthcare data breaches, five occurred in 2015. But there's plenty that facilities can do to reduce their risk, according to a webinar conducted last week by the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM).
SaferMD helps radiologists reduce malpractice risk September 1, 2015 -- If you belong to a forward-thinking radiology practice, chances are you're already using critical test results management (CTRM) software to notify physicians of unexpected findings. But are you really using CTRM right? Fortunately, SaferMD can help you find out.
Managing critical results without pulling out your hair August 28, 2015 -- If you're a radiologist, communicating important radiologic findings to referring physicians can be one of the most challenging aspects of your job. Critical test results management software can help, according to Dr. David Hirschorn of Staten Island University Hospital, who describes how it works at his facility.
iPhone works well in a pinch for cardiovascular emergencies August 26, 2015 -- Cardiovascular emergencies such as acute aortic syndromes need to be diagnosed quickly. Fortunately, mobile devices such as the iPhone can be used for on-the-go diagnosis and triage of patients with these life-threatening conditions, according to an article published online August 3 in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.
IBM's bid for Merge shows allure of imaging big data August 20, 2015 -- It doesn't take IBM's Watson artificial intelligence software to discern that the computing giant has big plans for its planned acquisition of PACS and imaging software firm Merge Healthcare. Indeed, IBM views medical imaging as a key element of its vision to transform healthcare with cognitive computing and analytics.
Straight Talk From the PACSman: Is PACS dead? August 18, 2015 -- Is PACS dead? That controversial -- and somewhat loaded -- question has popped up several times this year. In a new column, the PACSMan -- PACS consultant Michael J. Cannavo -- discusses why he believes that rumors of PACS' demise are premature.
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