RAPTOR VA protocol software poised for takeoff
March 29, 2013 -- After more than a year of laboratory development and testing, radiologists at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle are hopeful that software called RAPTOR designed to help manage medical imaging protocol selection and workflow will be authorized to move into a real-world pilot program.
MedQ reports meaningful use milestone
March 29, 2013 -- Radiology IT provider MedQ said that customers of its Q/ris 3000 electronic health record received an aggregate of $1.2 million in meaningful use incentive payments from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2012.
AACR predicts 31% more cancer survivors in U.S. by 2022
March 27, 2013 -- The number of cancer survivors in the U.S. is projected to rise from 13.7 million as of January 2012 to 18 million by 2022. This 31% increase will represent a significant challenge to the healthcare system, according to a report released on Wednesday by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).
MMRGlobal adds EMR integration
March 26, 2013 -- Personal health record (PHR) provider MMRGlobal announced that subscribers to its MyMedicalRecords PHR service will be able to interface with their healthcare providers' electronic medical record (EMR) systems and laboratory reporting systems, effective April 15.
Novarad adds NY installs
March 26, 2013 -- RIS/PACS firm Novarad has delivered its NovaPACS software to three customers in New York.
Amcom lands critical test results software sale
March 26, 2013 -- Communications software provider Amcom Software has received an order for its Amcom critical test results management software from Quinte Health Care, a Canadian healthcare enterprise operating four hospitals in Ontario.
M*Modal signs Canopy Partners
March 19, 2013 -- Speech recognition technology developer M*Modal has received an order for its Catalyst for Radiology platform from healthcare management services organization Canopy Partners.
Tools a must for troubleshooting healthcare IT
March 18, 2013 -- Healthcare IT systems are not plug and play, and they never will be. As a result, healthcare imaging and IT professionals need to master the use of tools such as test systems, simulators, validators, sniffing software, and test datasets to ensure data integrity.
IHE proposes supplements to technical framework
March 18, 2013 -- Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise's (IHE) Radiology Technical Committee has published for public comment supplements to the IHE Radiology Technical Framework.
McKesson wins Calif. billing contract
March 15, 2013 -- Healthcare information systems firm McKesson's revenue management solutions division has won a contract to provide medical billing and accounts receivable management services to Thousand Oaks Radiology Group in Thousand Oaks, CA.