Clinical decision support can aid inpatient imaging
February 6, 2015 -- Incorporating point-of-care clinical decision support into a computerized physician order-entry system can yield a modest improvement in the appropriateness of advanced imaging orders in the inpatient setting, according to a study published online January 23 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
TomTec launches online teaching tool
February 5, 2015 -- Imaging software developer TomTec Imaging Systems has launched an online teaching tool called TomTec Academy.
Report: Nonclinical systems will drive HIS market
February 4, 2015 -- Thanks to growth in nonclinical information systems, the U.S. hospital information systems (HIS) market is expected to grow at a 5.7% compound annual growth rate, according to a new report from market research firm Frost & Sullivan.
Nuance rolls out new Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac version
February 4, 2015 -- Nuance Communications has released version 4 of Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac, speech recognition software designed to support more than 90 medical specialty and subspecialty vocabularies.
Mach7 installs platform in Ga.
February 3, 2015 -- Mach7 Technologies is implementing its Mach7 enterprise imaging platform at the University of Georgia (UGA) Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Mobile App Spotlight: RadsBest
February 2, 2015 -- presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at RadsBest: Fast Decision Support for Radiologists, an iOS app that offers a number of features aimed at helping radiologists improve the quality, usefulness, and consistency of their reports.
Cerner completes $1.3B Siemens HIT acquisition
February 2, 2015 -- Cerner has completed its $1.3 billion acquisition of Siemens Health Services, the healthcare IT business of Siemens Healthcare.
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.