Software tool helps residents track report changes July 19, 2013 -- Radiology residents may not always know what changes have been made to their preliminary reports by attending radiologists, potentially missing out on valuable educational opportunities. Software developed by a team from Johns Hopkins Hospital aims to close this communication gap.
Will CDA replace HL7 version 2 messaging? July 18, 2013 -- CDA, or Clinical Document Architecture, is a new information exchange standard under HL7 that is mandated by the U.S. government's meaningful use program. In this article, radiology informatics expert Herman Oosterwijk of OTech explains CDA and how it differs from previous HL7 standards on messaging.
Zotec nabs Kan. contracts July 17, 2013 -- Medical billing firm Zotec Partners has won a contract with two Kansas imaging centers.
CMS: Meaningful use driving EHR adoption July 17, 2013 -- The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said that federal incentive payments under the meaningful use program are driving the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), which are reducing errors and communicating data to patients.
HIMSS unveils Health IT Value Suite July 17, 2013 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has unveiled Health IT Value Suite, a "knowledge repository" that aims to classify, quantify, and articulate the clinical, financial, and business impact of healthcare IT.
Clinical validation advances SIIM's SWIM initiative July 16, 2013 -- The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) is trying to make it easier to compare quality between radiology sites by developing a lexicon of common terms for describing the workflow of a patient moving through an imaging facility. But how well does the SIIM Workflow Initiative in Medicine (SWIM) work in the real world?