Brazil team finds WhatsApp suitable for reviewing bone fractures January 30, 2015 -- WhatsApp Messenger is one of the most popular instant messaging apps for smartphones today. But it's not just for chatting or sharing videos and photos: It can also be used as a diagnostic tool for viewing certain types of CT scans and radiographs, according to a study from Brazil.
ACR calls for info on barriers to data exchange January 30, 2015 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) is asking the radiology community to provide it with information on cases in which hospitals or electronic health record vendors proactively block the sharing of healthcare information.
ONC unveils draft HIT interoperability road map January 30, 2015 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released a draft road map for implementing an interoperable health IT system over the next three years.
CMS signals intent to change MU requirements January 29, 2015 -- Reacting to widespread concern over the burden of meeting current meaningful use (MU) reporting requirements, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said it will soon propose a number of changes to the healthcare IT incentive program.
Aycan enters Ecuadorian market January 29, 2015 -- Aycan Medical Systems has entered the Ecuadorian market with the installation of 25 of its post-processing workstations in the radiology department of Hospital De La Policia Nacional in Guayaquil.
Health information exchange cuts repeat imaging studies January 23, 2015 -- While image sharing via health information exchange systems has yet to achieve widespread adoption, the experience of the Rochester Regional Health Information Organization in New York shows that it can be worth the effort, yielding quantifiable reductions in repeat imaging studies.