ACR refutes JAMA letter on decision support
June 9, 2015 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) said that recent findings from a Medicare demonstration project on clinical decision support show the positive effect of the technology, despite a research letter earlier this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association that questioned its effectiveness.
Mobile App Spotlight: Cincinnati Children's Hospital
June 8, 2015 -- presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at the CincyKidsRad hospital account on Figure 1, a popular medical image sharing community, that's run by the department of radiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Global RIS market could reach $722M by 2019
June 4, 2015 -- The global RIS market is expected to increase from $501 million in 2014 to $722 million by 2019, according to a report published by MicroMarket Monitor.
Canadian group grapples with voice recognition errors
June 2, 2015 -- MONTREAL - Radiology reports generated by voice recognition software do not include many serious errors that could affect patient care, but they do have an aggravating number of minor inaccuracies, according to a study presented at a joint meeting of Canadian medical societies.
RAND decision-support study published in JAMA
June 2, 2015 -- The authors of a controversial clinical decision-support analysis published in December 2014 have also now shared their findings in a research letter published in the June 2 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
SIIM 2015: Software makes radiology reports patient-friendly
May 30, 2015 -- NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - Patients often struggle to comprehend their radiology reports, but software developed to annotate the reports in lay language could help, according to a Saturday presentation at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.
Paxeramed launches CarePassport at SIIM 2015
May 29, 2015 -- Paxeramed is launching CarePassport, new software for enabling patient engagement with radiology, at this week's Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) meeting.
SIIM 2015: Data Fish catches image samples for research
May 28, 2015 -- NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - A new data-mining algorithm goes beyond the capabilities of most software applications to unearth subtle imaging findings in vast PACS databases, and could be beneficial for research applications, according to a presentation on Thursday at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2015 annual meeting.
SIIM 2015: Imaging informatics has role in new healthcare
May 28, 2015 -- NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - In a turbulent healthcare environment rife with consolidation, standardization, and integration, imaging informatics professionals have much to offer, consultant Donald Dennison told attendees on Thursday during the opening session of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) meeting.
How to make VNA lemonade from stage 2 MU's lemons
May 28, 2015 -- For many healthcare organizations, the stage 2 meaningful use (MU) criteria will mean some heavy lifting for the folks tasked with managing diagnostic images and integrating them with electronic health records. But there is lemonade to be made from what feels like lemons to many chief information officers through the creation of a community-based image archive.