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.
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.
Carestream awarded 66 new patents in 2014 January 22, 2015 -- Carestream Health earned 66 new patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2014 for innovations in radiology imaging, healthcare IT, dental imaging, and other areas.