The PACSman at HIMSS 2015: Getting a buzz from buzzwords
April 23, 2015 -- The PACSman, aka Michael J. Cannavo, gives his take on this year's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting in Chicago.
Clinical decision support can cut inappropriate imaging
April 22, 2015 -- A meta-analysis published on Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that clinical decision-support (CDS) software can have a positive -- if moderate -- effect on appropriate ordering of imaging studies. The researchers stopped short of recommending the use of CDS, however.
HIMSS: Mobile technologies bring promise but mixed results
April 15, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Healthcare organizations are increasingly using mobile technologies to engage with patients, but those efforts haven't always been effective, according to results from the 2015 HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey presented at this week's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting.
HIMSS: Preparation, planning spark enterprise imaging success
April 14, 2015 -- CHICAGO - The path to enterprise imaging is a seven-phase process that begins with ignorance and ends -- hopefully -- with success, according to a presentation on Monday at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting.
Teleradiology prompts shift in use of after-hours ultrasound
April 14, 2015 -- Researchers in France found that concerns over who would perform after-hours emergency ultrasound scans shouldn't be a roadblock for hospitals that want to implement an overnight teleradiology service. They found that all but 14% of scans could either be replaced or postponed.
HIMSS: IT professionals target patient engagement
April 13, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Healthcare IT professionals are prioritizing IT activities geared toward patient engagement, according to the 26th annual HIMSS Leadership Survey released on Monday at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting.
Not all clinical decision support software is created equal
April 3, 2015 -- A new study has found fundamental differences in the effectiveness of clinical decision support based on the type of software that's used. In a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, researchers found that radiologists can become frustrated if the software is not easy to use.
Unlocking the imaging data paradigm: Transformation and data migration
March 30, 2015 -- Enterprise imaging transformation (EIT) enables healthcare organizations to create an optimal platform for producing quality care at a cost-effective level -- but many enterprises may not be sure how to go about it. Dave Whitney from Ascendian Healthcare Consulting offers some guidance.
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.
Special Feature

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
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
PACS Administrator Course: Training in Imaging Informatics
August 24-28
Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States