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.
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Mobile App Spotlight: Mammography Localizer
May 20, 2015 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at Mammography Localizer, an iOS app developed by Dr. John Bisges to help users learn how to localize breast lesions.
Israeli start-up eyes big-data tools for imaging analysis
May 14, 2015 -- For Israeli image analysis software developer Zebra Medical Vision, size definitely matters. The start-up believes its database of 10 million curated imaging studies and extensive collaborations with researchers around the world will take image analysis algorithms to a whole new level.
Growing VNA interest prompts Fuji to buy TeraMedica
May 13, 2015 -- In a deal announced on Wednesday, Fujifilm Medical Systems USA made a move to increase its presence in the rapidly growing market for vendor-neutral archive (VNA) software and services by acquiring VNA developer TeraMedica.
Mednax to buy teleradiology firm vRad for $500M
May 12, 2015 -- In a sign of continued turbulence within the teleradiology services industry, teleradiology provider Virtual Radiologic (vRad) has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by national medical group Mednax for $500 million.
Mobile App Spotlight: CT Anatomy
May 5, 2015 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at CT Anatomy, an iOS app that offers a cross-sectional guide of normal anatomy as seen on CT.
The PACSman at HIMSS 2015: Getting a buzz from buzzwords
April 23, 2015 -- The PACSman, aka Michael J. Cannavo, gives his take on this year's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting in Chicago.
Clinical decision support can cut inappropriate imaging
April 22, 2015 -- A meta-analysis published on Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that clinical decision-support (CDS) software can have a positive -- if moderate -- effect on appropriate ordering of imaging studies. The researchers stopped short of recommending the use of CDS, however.
HIMSS: Mobile technologies bring promise but mixed results
April 15, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Healthcare organizations are increasingly using mobile technologies to engage with patients, but those efforts haven't always been effective, according to results from the 2015 HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey presented at this week's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting.
HIMSS: Preparation, planning spark enterprise imaging success
April 14, 2015 -- CHICAGO - The path to enterprise imaging is a seven-phase process that begins with ignorance and ends -- hopefully -- with success, according to a presentation on Monday at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting.