M*Modal, Merge expand reseller deal
February 27, 2013 -- Speech recognition technology developer M*Modal and Merge Healthcare have expanded their reseller partnership, M*Modal said.
Reporting external exams reduces repeat imaging
February 26, 2013 -- One of the easiest ways to reduce repeat imaging for patients transferred to a new hospital is for radiologists to prepare a report for external images transferred with the patients on CDs, according to a study by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco.
Agfa prepares for HIMSS introductions
February 26, 2013 -- Agfa HealthCare will present its works-in-progress Clinical Portal and Patient Portal offerings as part of its Imaging Clinical Information System at next week's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in New Orleans.
HIMSS to provide quarterly IT market reports
February 26, 2013 -- Market research firm HIMSS Analytics said it will now release its annual "Essentials of the U.S. Hospital IT Market" report on a quarterly basis.
SAIC names new health-related company
February 26, 2013 -- Science Applications International (SAIC) has announced that its new national security, health, and engineering business will be called Leidos.
VA awards contract for medical image access
February 25, 2013 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is extending its Blue Button program, which allows patients to download their healthcare information, to include the ability for U.S. military veterans to download medical images.
M*Modal, Intermountain collaborate on CPOE for iOS
February 25, 2013 -- Speech recognition technology developer M*Modal and Intermountain Healthcare are joining forces to develop mobile technology for speech-enabled computerized physician order entry (CPOE) with iPhones and iPads.
Evidence is lacking to support mHealth's effectiveness
February 22, 2013 -- Mobile health technology, or mHealth, has the potential to change healthcare by improving the flow of information and interactions between providers, organizations, and patients. But will this happen? An essay published on February 12 in PLOS Medicine issues a warning.
HITRUST supports cybersecurity order
February 22, 2013 -- The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) said this week that it is establishing a new working group to support the White House cybersecurity executive order signed on February 12 by President Barack Obama.
Imaging again dominates ECRI list of hospital tech issues
February 21, 2013 -- For the second year in a row, topics related to medical imaging dominated the annual top 10 list of important technology issues for hospital executives, from the perspective of nonprofit technology research firm ECRI Institute.