MedInformatix teams with PhoneTree August 13, 2013 -- Electronic health record software developer MedInformatix has teamed with messaging provider PhoneTree in a bid to create new patient messaging tools.
CTRM: Changing how radiologists and clinicians communicate August 12, 2013 -- The adoption of critical test results management (CTRM) software can bring changes in how radiologists communicate with referring physicians -- changes for the better. In this article, Dr. Mark Flyer of Maimonides Medical Center describes how his hospital's implementation of a CTRM system led to better communication.
Verizon gets FDA nod for 1st healthcare product August 9, 2013 -- Telecommunications company Verizon has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for its first healthcare product, a remote cloud-based patient monitoring service.
Study finds docs aren't 'gaming' decision-support software August 8, 2013 -- Referring physicians sometimes don't like it when clinical decision-support software tells them they can't order an imaging exam. But how often do doctors enter inaccurate lab data to try to "game" the system to get the test they want? Not very often, if the experience of Brigham and Women's Hospital is any indication.
ONC chief Mostashari to resign August 6, 2013 -- Dr. Farzad Mostashari confirmed on his Twitter account (@Farzad_ONC) that he will step down this fall from his position as chief of the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
ONC: Health info exchange on the rise August 6, 2013 -- Health information exchange between hospitals and other providers increased 41% between 2008 and 2012, according to research from the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).
Ditch your index cards: Web-based QA bolsters image quality July 31, 2013 -- Quality assurance (QA) for imaging study acquisition can be a little challenging in the PACS era, but a Web-based reporting system for facilitating feedback between radiologists and technologists can get meaningful results, according to research published in the August issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
McKesson inks Ariz. contract July 31, 2013 -- Healthcare information systems firm McKesson has won a contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona for its health management system, the company said.